Apples CEO Steve Jobs has been a CEO of Apple since 1979. Last year he took medical absences from being Apple’s CEO. However, he made it to the stage to introduce Apple’s iPad 2 in February and he announced Mac OS X Lion, iOS 5, and iCloud this summer at WWDC. Lots of people assumed Jobs was here to stay for a while longer. Those people were wrong.
At about 6:40 P.M on August 24, 2011, Steve Jobs submitted a letter of resignation stating that he will step down as CEO of Apple. Jobs will be appointed to chairman of the board of directors for Apple. Tim Cook will now be appointed as the new CEO of Apple.
“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.
Contribution by Brian S.