Recently we had post a lot about new Mac Lion OS, next Generation iPhone, iCloud Service, iOS 5 and much more however unexpectly Apple Board of Directors have announced that Steve Jobs has resigned as Apple CEO and the Job will be taken over by Tim Cook who’s Apple’s current COO. However, Steve Jobs will still remain as Chairman of Board.
We had been learning about Steve Jobs health issues in the past but the same have not been temed in the press release by the Cupertino company. Over the past few years Steve Jobs has been fighting with pancreatic cancer which almost got him off from Apple’s CEO in 2009 and lately this year so this news does not come as surprise but still for the Apple anthusiastics it will be no less that a shock. In the letter send by Steve Jobs to the Apple board of Directors it is eminent that it has his own decision to step down and we quote,
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.
Steve Jobs founded Apple in 1976 however in 1980’s he himself was forced out of the company which let him reinvent himself and came back after a decade to be more influential and powerful to lead the company once again. May be this reinvention of himself lead to the products like Mac, PowerBook and iBook. However in last decade when Apple setpped into Music business by iPod brand it was a great hit succeeded by MacBooks and lately the iDevices including iPhone and iPads.
Steve Jobs will be replaced by Tim Cook who’s Apple’s current COO who has been running the operations of the Cupertino company for quite some time now. And we wish that Apple success keep continuing with more brillant ideas and products in the years to come. Here is the compete resignation letter sent by Steve Jobs to APple board of Directors,
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.
Source: Apple Press Info