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Steve Jobs steps down as CEO of Apple

There aren’t any details yet, but it appears that Steve Jobs as retired from his position as the CEO of Apple. Say what you will about Steve (and I did like making fun of him), you will have to admit that he was a genius who turned a dying company into one of the strongest in that field.

Here’s the letter:

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.


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Tyler August 24, 2011 um 7:00 pm


Nate Hoffelder August 24, 2011 um 7:17 pm

You know how it is with tech companies; sometimes it takes a couple of releases to get things right.

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