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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.

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    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. ralpha1961's Avatar
      ralpha1961 -
      You will be missed Mr. Jobs.
    1. ChicagoV's Avatar
      ChicagoV -
      Say what you will about the man and/or the company, he is a true entrepreneur and visionary... and business icon/genius. I'm not worried about Apple as a company; he's laid a strong foundation there. If Apple can weather the kneejerk reaction phase (stocks now, products down the line - as officials have already stated there will be no effect on the next iPhone, iPad, etc.) they should remain at or near the top for years to come.

      This clearly looks like a health-driven decision to me. From what I know of cancer, and having seen his deterioration in pictures over the past few years, I'm actually more concerned that we'll be reading even sadder headlines in the next 6-12 months. Hope not.

      Good luck, Steve.
    1. kooltechie's Avatar
      kooltechie -
      some may like Steve and others may not, but no one can deny the fact that he has made a significant impact in the world.
      good job and thanks for your hard work, Steve.
      now take care of your health and family
    1. LuisAKANewt's Avatar
      LuisAKANewt -
      This sucks!
    1. Slmchrist's Avatar
      Slmchrist -
      Quote Originally Posted by MetallicaFan1991 View Post
      Nooo, cmon, Apple isn't Apple without Steve Jobs!
      +1
    1. swifty7's Avatar
      swifty7 -
      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 "*******"
      where have you been mac???

      Bill Gates did exactly that. We have to deal with that no class douche called Steve Balmer.
    1. iGamers's Avatar
      iGamers -
      that was unexpected, well at least i didn't expect it haha
    1. Stumbows's Avatar
      Stumbows -
      So glad I don't own Apple stock now as it's going to plummet.
    1. Xenthis's Avatar
      Xenthis -
      ikr- wtf!
    1. jOnGarrett's Avatar
      jOnGarrett -
      Good riddance !!!

      Android has triumphed, Samsung has broken his will and those frivolous lawsuits made him look like a fool.

      Maybe Apple can get some of its dignity back with someone else in charge.
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      It had to happen at some point, right?
    1. Brucebiggs's Avatar
      Brucebiggs -
      He just wanted to jailbreak too!!!
    1. AfterMercyFM's Avatar
      AfterMercyFM -
      Quote Originally Posted by raduga View Post
      In this view, you are not alone

      in my view: an icon
      Anyone else think in that top picture he has an uncanny resemblance to Ashton Kutcher?
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Does this mean we might FINALLY get to see flash?
    1. ronanz's Avatar
      ronanz -
      Quote Originally Posted by sziklassy View Post
      Does this mean we might FINALLY get to see flash?

      Flash? HTML5 is the way to go...
    1. Nest's Avatar
      Nest -
      Quote Originally Posted by swifty7 View Post
      where have you been mac???

      Bill Gates did exactly that. We have to deal with that no class douche called Steve Balmer.
      I meant if Bill Gates was head of Apple. Microsoft is wiggity-wiggity-whack.
    1. SolarCenturion's Avatar
      SolarCenturion -
      he made some great products sure

      but didn't he pretty much declare war on us?
    1. konrads's Avatar
      konrads -
      Mod edit: Hateful & inappropriate content
    1. iBwizzle's Avatar
      iBwizzle -
      Quick, go by Nokia stock!
    1. Paco's Avatar
      Paco -
      I'm thinking Steve couldn't handle so much money
      Well ty Steve with all the technology u hav given us and hav a nice life