This wasn’t totally a surprise but still a shock to read, Steve Jobs has resigned as CEO of Apple. The legend himself has taken his leave and left us with alot! Check out the quick statement below from Steve himself.
“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.”
As you can tell from the letter, He will be staying on as the Chairman. This a big day for Apple and for whoever will have to fill in his sizeable runners as CEO!!