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Steve Jobs resigns as Apple CEO

Date Added 25/08/2011

Steve Jobs has resigned from his post as CEO of Apple last night. The iconic leader sent his resignation to Apple employees via e-mail.

The e-mail read:

“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.


Apple’s board of directors granted Steve’s request and elected him Chairman of the Board with Tim Cook (Former Apple COO) now taking over as CEO.

Steve founded Apple in 1976 with Steve Wozniak and Ronald Gerald Wayne and introduced one of the first successful small computers, the Macintosh.

Steve left Apple in 1985 following a power struggle with John Sculley only to return in 1996 when Apple purchased NeXT (a company also founded by Steve).

Acting as interim CEO for a number of years, Steve became Apple’s permanent CEO in 2000 and has since introduced iconic products such as the iPod, iPhone and the iPad.

In early 2011, Steve was granted a medical leave of absence and with the news of his resignation as CEO, rumours about the state of his health will no doubt start to surface.

Here at the spot we wish Steve all the best and with Tim Cook acting as the new CEO. We believe Apple is in safe hands.

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