Apple co-founder Steve Jobs announced this afternoon that he’s no longer fit to serve as Apple’s Chief Executive Officer. Jobs has appointed the new Apple Chief Executive Officer to be Tim Cook. Tim Cook has been with Apple for 13 years and has been Steve Jobs right hand person. While Jobs was out on medical leave Tim Cook was chosen to take over and fulfill the duties as CEO. Due to Jobs’ health problems he has decided to resign as CEO. Below is Jobs resignation letter. You may be wondering is this the end for Jobs? No this doesn’t mean Jobs is no longer with Apple he has asked to stay on as Chairman of the Board, Director and Apple employee and his wishes were granted by the board.
CUPERTINO, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)— 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 Jobs and Steve Wozniak founded Apple Computer in 1976 and released their first computer called the Apple I in Cupertino, California. The Apple Macintosh was a big hit for home computing and continued thru the years with their unique design and graphical user interface. A mishap happened when Steve Jobs asked John Scully CEO of Pepsi to join Apple. Jobs asked Scully would you rather sell sugar water or change the world? Scully joined and in time Jobs resigned out of Apple. Jobs then continued his hard work and founded NeXT Computer Systems which was a success. During Jobs time at NeXT Computer Systems Apple started going thru a downhill in the 90′s. In 1996 Apple asked NeXT Computer Systems to become partners and thankfully Jobs agreed and Apple has been booming every since. So next time you look at that Apple product of yours you can now say you were part of the Steve Jobs era.
From CBS Las Vegas we wish Steve Jobs a healthy recovery and thank him for all his hard creative work. We wish the best to Steve Jobs and family and look forward to a successful continuation with Apple’s CEO Tim Cook.