Steve Jobs Resigns as CEO of Apple

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It looks like bombs are being drop by one company at a time, Microsoft-Nokia, Google-Motorola, Google-Microsoft-Apple patent war, HP leaving the hardware business, now Apple or more specifically Steve Jobs sent out an email telling Apple’s Board that he’s leaving or resigning as the CEO of Apple.

To the Apple Board of Directors and the 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.

Steve

And it has been confirmed that Apple’s COO Tim Cook will now be the new CEO of Apple, while Steve Jobs has been elected Chairman of the Board and Cook will join the Board as well, effective immediately!

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Last modified: August 25, 2011

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Steve Jobs Resigns as CEO of Apple

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