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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:

    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. bstunt10190's Avatar
      bstunt10190 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Nest View Post
      This is like Bill Gates resigning and saying he wants to be a security guard for Microsoft now.
      first of all no company like apple or microsoft would have "security guards". they hire companies who specialize in security. apple is good at apple products secuirty firms are good at security services. clear? now as for your conclusion about wanting to be an apple employee, maybe he wants to be exactly whay he said "an employee" not a secuirty guard. an apple employee is as broad as you can get, and yet somehow you have managed to suggest the one job that steves statement does not include. wow. facepalm
    1. Just Dummy's Avatar
      Just Dummy -
      Steve Jobs’ text was meant to say: “I reign as CEO of Apple” autocorrect gone bad strikes again!
    1. brbortscheller's Avatar
      brbortscheller -
      Nooo
    1. Co1d Night's Avatar
      Co1d Night -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dayvidpriddy View Post
      Funny how you guys are all suckin up to this guy now (because you think he's dying for the most part.) For years now people have trashed this guy on here about the "control freak issues", pricing and other things, now people are being two faced and feel they need to come here and cry about his depature?

      Gag me with a spoon already... I for one am glad to see the guy leave, he's a total control freak not to mention a rip off artist by pricing his products at the ridiculous prices that they are. Talk about making a profit per product...you people are not helping either by buying the ****!

      Funny how you make narrow minded assumptions.

      Who is sucking up? Who is two faced? People who've trashed him are the same people as you. Maybe you're two faced? You're on an APPLE FANSITE and you're trashing the very person who founded it. People may not agree with how he ran things or how much his products cost, but I will state again he revolutionized the world. He's given the world the gift of technology, just as Gates has.

      And as for being a rip off artist....You don't think $400 for a 62GB TOUCH SCREEN IPOD is fair enough? Especially one that is BRAND NAME? Not to mention that brand is a multi-billion dollar company...

      Control freak too? Let's remember one thing about jailbreaks: THEY RUN OFF OF EXPLOITS WITHIN THE IOS. EXPLOITS THAT CAN BE USED WITH MALICIOUS INTENT.
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      The following image is apparently a pic of Steve Jobs only two days after his resignation. The pic comes from TMZ so take it with a grain of salt. People have also posted their evidence that it's photoshopped http://www.reddit.com/tb/jvrrn so make your own minds up
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Photoshopped without a doubt.
    1. Co1d Night's Avatar
      Co1d Night -
      He's beautiful