Steve Jobs quits as Apple CEO
Ryan Martin / 5 years ago
Steve Jobs has long been seen as the face of Apple, the most key individual in Apple’s quite controversial but increasingly successful history. As of today Steve Jobs has made it known he will be stepping down as the head of Apple to allow Tim Cook (who has been elected through the Apple boardroom) to take his place. The exit is relatively low key and quite graceful from the highest position at Apple but he will still remain as the co-chairman of the company he helped found back in the 1970s. His replacement has previously been the COO (Chief operating officer) of Apple with over 13 years experience working for Apple.
Steve Jobs’ resignation letter 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.