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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.

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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. Dizzy714's Avatar
      Dizzy714 -
      Dang, wtf?
    1. Kyle Matthews's Avatar
      Kyle Matthews -
      From all of us at ModMyi.com, we'll miss you as Apple CEO, Steve Jobs. Best of luck in your next chapter.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      End of an era. Hopefully Tim Cook can keep a good thing going.
      We'll miss ya Steve
    1. flrdotcom's Avatar
      flrdotcom -
      nice run.
    1. blinden76's Avatar
      blinden76 -
      Cheers Steve, thanks for everything.
    1. flrdotcom's Avatar
      flrdotcom -
      nice run. thanks for all you have done!
    1. ToddD81's Avatar
      ToddD81 -
      anyone else's heart feel like it just sank a little?

      In some odd way it makes me sad..
    1. syedsufyan's Avatar
      syedsufyan -
      That's shocking
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      As Arnold would say, he'll be back
    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
    1. Mes's Avatar
      Mes -
      Good bye Steve. You will be missed.
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Nooo, cmon, Apple isn't Apple without Steve Jobs!
    1. louietsang's Avatar
      louietsang -
      he's probably the new leader of Libya
    1. brianiino's Avatar
      brianiino -
      At least he is still in office at apple inc. He wont let Tim Cook make a bad decision for the future while he's there!
    1. Nest's Avatar
      Nest -
      thats it! Im never buying an apple product again! Bill gates would never do this to us! Might as well rename apple "*******"
    1. imilad's Avatar
      imilad -
      oh man,,,, this is sad news I love Steve
    1. Mr. Russian's Avatar
      Mr. Russian -
      This just makes me really sad
    1. Nest's Avatar
      Nest -
      This is like Bill Gates resigning and saying he wants to be a security guard for Microsoft now.
    1. R.Mortera's Avatar
      R.Mortera -
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      Wow what a run... Yah hope fully cook can keep the momentum. Steve jobs is just classy awesome. He will be missed.