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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. maddawg05's Avatar
      maddawg05 -
      Sad to hear of Job's resignation...Cook's got some BIG shoes to fill.
    1. Joshua Tucker's Avatar
      Joshua Tucker -
      Although he is leaving as CEO, at least he will still reside as some figurehead in the company. His dedication to the success and rise of the company is still here!

      Regardless, it's sad to see Steve Jobs step down! Good luck sir in your future endeavors!
    1. konrads's Avatar
      konrads -
      Quote Originally Posted by Joshua Tucker View Post
      Although he is leaving as CEO, at least he will still reside as some figurehead in the company. His dedication to the success and rise of the company is still here!

      Regardless, it's sad to see Steve Jobs step down! Good luck sir in your future endeavors!
      Hopefully he will find more ways to prevent customers from using the devices they purchased.
    1. GrandMstrBud's Avatar
      GrandMstrBud -
      See Ya!!! I'm sure Cook will continue with the lawsuits and pick up where Jobs left off.
    1. ro0oney's Avatar
      ro0oney -
      That is the widest shock i have heard since the beginning of August!!
      Everyone is wondering why everything unexpected is happening this year? when will ever 2011 ends!
    1. vantheman169's Avatar
      vantheman169 -
      omg
    1. Colin9001's Avatar
      Colin9001 -
      Hooray. More untethered jailbreaks ;D
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      Quote Originally Posted by jOnGarrett View Post
      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.
      If you hate Steve Jobs so much and hate Apple so much then why do you own an iPhone, and why are you on this website?

      Thank you Steve Jobs for all you have done!
    1. jose060789's Avatar
      jose060789 -
       <3
    1. wolverinemarky's Avatar
      wolverinemarky -
      I will miss Steve hopefully he will unveil the next iPhone as only he can. I Need to hear his One More Thing.
    1. teej1410's Avatar
      teej1410 -
      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..
      A little but at least he didn't die.
    1. brokentwice's Avatar
      brokentwice -
      From all of us At Vintendo.com

      Thank you Steve Jobs

      Thank You Steve
    1. Co1d Night's Avatar
      Co1d Night -
      Damn....goodbye Steve, we'll miss you!
    1. konrads's Avatar
      konrads -
      Quote Originally Posted by ipodtouchman77 View Post
      If you hate Steve Jobs so much and hate Apple so much then why do you own an iPhone, and why are you on this website?

      Thank you Steve Jobs for all you have done!
      They are good products. It is his greed that ***mod edit*** them up. Have you used a jailbroken iphone/ipad vs a locked down one ?

      Quote Originally Posted by Dark Syn View Post
      Damn....goodbye Steve, we'll miss you!
      Not.
    1. Kinkme93's Avatar
      Kinkme93 -
      Damn u guys r gayy for Steve calm down ***mod edit***. U can still ***mod edit*** off to his products
    1. PRKnight's Avatar
      PRKnight -
      I wonder if Cook is going to make some decisions that Jobs never believed in like teaming up with flash to come to a solution and maybe so form of blue ray. And maybe instead of waiting for things like 4G and other future products to be perfected he brings them out right away to get ahead in the industry
    1. clockworkengine's Avatar
      clockworkengine -
      On the bright side, perhaps now we can get a hardware button or two.
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      We will miss you steve. I value your views on technological elegance. Your products are beautiful and clean looking. Although I may not agree on how you control them, your idea on how products should work together in theory is perfect. I will not sit here and mock you like a 16 year old girl like others are, for doing things the way you see fit. I really hope that you overcome your illness and continue to take apple in the right direction.
    1. GellBrake'rrrr's Avatar
      GellBrake'rrrr -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dizzy714 View Post
      Dang, wtf?
      he is battling some pretty heavt shiit yo. Farewell oh great one. Thanks for all you've done.
    1. Dayvidpriddy's Avatar
      Dayvidpriddy -
      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 ****!