Apple has just announced the biggest news today concerning the resignation of its biggest man, the co-founder and two-time CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs, who has been in poor health as 2011 enters.
Steve Jobs published the following resignation 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.”
Apple made it clear though that Steve wont be leaving them for good, he will still be there sitting at his desk on just a different office as Apple’s chairman of the board. This made some speculations that this whole thing was already pre-planned.
Steve will be replaced by a not so strange person to Apple, Tim Cook who once tried sitting as Apple CEO.
While this news is so new and still might not yet “sync” in to some people’s heads, I’d like to share with you my personal “Steve moment” favorite circa 1984. This is where the “talking computer” encountered the humanity for the first time ever.