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  • Steve Jobs Resigns as Apple CEO


    Breaking news tonight out of Cupertino, California. Apple CEO Steve Jobs, 56, has resigned as chief executive officer of the iconic tech firm he co-founded in the late 1970's.

    According to a press release issued by Apple, Jobs said the following to the Apple Board of Directors and the broader Apple Community:

    Originally Posted by :
    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.
    MMi will have more coverage as this breaking story develops.

    Image source: Time
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Steve Jobs Resigns as Apple CEO started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 107 Comments
    1. youngyoshi's Avatar
      youngyoshi -
      Imma miss seeing his email responses
    1. iDeadman's Avatar
      iDeadman -
      Quote Originally Posted by ToddD81 View Post
      anyone else's heart feel like it just sank a little?

      In some odd way it makes me sad..
      Same here bud
    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      Wait....will he still be hosting all the conferences?
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      This is sad but apple has been saved I think Steve doesn't mind stepping down because apple will be in good hands with Tim. Can't wait to see the next chapter in this book!
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      Sounds like he will be just fine..still @ Apple @ some capacity. Less limelight less expectation. Good luck and can't wait to see the next generation technology to come
    1. nashlib's Avatar
      nashlib -
      We love u Steve - Thanks for everything !!!!
    1. unixman84's Avatar
      unixman84 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Nest View Post
      thats it! Im never buying an apple product again! Bill gates would never do this to us! Might as well rename apple "*******"
      too late buddy, he did for the most part. i feel you though.
    1. Zeal's Avatar
      Zeal -
      10$ he still has say so in the company
    1. chhay's Avatar
      chhay -
      did u guys hear?

      hes leaving apple and going to Microsoft to help Bill Gates.
    1. g12007's Avatar
      g12007 -
      Health
    1. raduga's Avatar
      raduga -
      Steve <3
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by chhay View Post
      did u guys hear?

      hes leaving apple and going to Microsoft to help Bill Gates.
      Gates retired awhile ago to focus on the Gates Foundation.


      Steve will still be on board so he will still get some leverage. I don't think Steve wants to leave but knows that with health and other things he will not be able to put his all into the company anymore.

      Steve Jobs in my view has been a icon. His play in all the companies he had has been outstanding.
    1. alyshehata's Avatar
      alyshehata -
      We Love you Steve. Without you, all this wouldn't have happened....
    1. eightyk88's Avatar
      eightyk88 -
      The earth quaked as Jobs was thinking about resigning.
    1. GenesisDH's Avatar
      GenesisDH -
      Had to use this quote: They took yer gerbs!

      Really though, it sucks it came right before a big product was expected, but Apple will be fine seeing he's staying in the company.
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      So long Steve
    1. buttamix's Avatar
      buttamix -
      Quote Originally Posted by ToddD81 View Post
      anyone else's heart feel like it just sank a little?

      In some odd way it makes me sad..
      You took the words right out of my iPhone
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      Got stock drop?
    1. raduga's Avatar
      raduga -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cer0 View Post
      Steve Jobs in my view has been a icon.
      In this view, you are not alone

      in my view: an icon
    1. ronanz's Avatar
      ronanz -
      Hopefully it's to concentrate on his treatment...not due to a grim prognosis.