Steve Jobs Resigns as Apple’s CEO
Breaking news for the new era of computing as one of its most prominent name calls it a day! A major development out of Cupertino, California as Steve Jobs steps down from the CEO’s role and recommending Tim Cook to take his place.
The company said “Steve’s extraordinary vision and leadership saved Apple and guided it to its position as the world’s most innovative and valuable technology company.”
Steve himself published the below letter:
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. – Steve
Apple has confirmed that Steve Jobs would continue to be associated to the company as the Chairman and board member. We would have to wait for more updates and official press release on this news.
The “Steve Era”
Steve Jobs was the face of Apple and his invaluable contributions helped the company grow from near bankruptcy to become one of the most valuable companies in the world. Steve had a gift to read what the his customers wanted from him and Apple – this has helped him to come out with one of the most loved products now selling like hot cakes in the market.
We could even say that computers and gadgets couldn’t have been so sleek and sexy if Steve wasn’t around! He had a major role to play to make Apple products as a “style statement” in our day to day life!
TechCrunch’s Saul Hansell described Jobs as “the patron saint of perfectionists! We could be called “lucky” if we were capable of changing this world in at least one way, but am sure Steve did it in many ways! Let us home he recovers quick from all his health related issues.