Steve Jobs Resigns from Apple – Here’s his Letter

We all knew that this day would come but still – I’m sure a lot of the gadgety faithful will be saddened by the news that Steve Jobs has resigned.

Last night Steve Jobs resigned as Apple CEO. He will still remain involved with the company as chairman of Apple’s board but he is permanently handing  the top job to Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook who was been acting-CEO during Jobs’ medical absences.

Chances are then that this year’s iCloud keynote could well be the last chance to see iSteve in action.

I for one whish Jobsy all the best – here’s his resignation letter:

To the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community:

I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.

I hereby resign as CEO of Apple. I would like to serve, if the Board sees fit, as Chairman of the Board, director and Apple employee.

As far as my successor goes, I strongly recommend that we execute our succession plan and name Tim Cook as CEO of Apple.

I believe Apple’s brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it. And I look forward to watching and contributing to its success in a new role.

I have made some of the best friends of my life at Apple, and I thank you all for the many years of being able to work alongside you.


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