Yesterday, A certain news struck the Technology world as Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple decided to resign from his position and that was TRUE. It should be noted that in January he took an indefinite medical leave before coming back and this time, its a gone for good. Of course many questions arise, why did he leave (Health)? Jobs is too good for development to leave now? Where does that leave Apple? And where does that leave us? What happens now? Well for a start, read below Steve Jobs letter of resignation to the board.
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.
Well as it is this morning, pple has confirmed that Apple COO Tim Cook will replace Jobs as CEO, following Jobs’ own recommendation. Considering that Cook has filled in for Jobs in the times of his medical leaves (including the one he has been on this year), this has been widely expected if and when it came time for Jobs to step down.
Also as requested, Jobs has been elected as Chairman of the Board and will remain with the company in that capacity. Cook will join the Board as well.
Its going to be a new era and we will surely miss Mr. Jobs, He has made me as a person like the Apple ecosystem as he made many of us.