Steve Jobs has resigned as Chief Executive of Apple Inc, the company he co-founded in a garage 14 years ago ad later turned into the largest technology company in the world. Tim Cook is his successor.
Steve Jobs, who suffered pancreatic cancer and has been on a medical leave since January will be replaced by COO(Chief Operating Officer) and longtime heir apparent -Tim Cook. Steve Jobs has been elected Chairman of the Board.
As COO, Cook was previously responsible for all of the company’s worldwide sales and operations, including end-to-end management of Apple’s supply chain, sales activities, and service and support in all markets and countries. He also headed Apple’s Macintosh division and played a key role in the continued development of strategic reseller and supplier relationships, ensuring flexibility in response to an increasingly demanding marketplace.
The others about Steve:
Steve’s extraordinary vision and leadership saved Apple and guided it to its position as the world’s most innovative and valuable technology company,” said Art Levinson, Chairman of Genentech, on behalf of Apple’s Board.
Steve has made countless contributions to Apple’s success, and he has attracted and inspired Apple’s immensely creative employees and world class executive team. In his new role as Chairman of the Board, Steve will continue to serve Apple with his unique insights, creativity and inspiration.
This is Steve Jobs Letter to the board and community:
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` reign will be remembered nor only for the fundamental changes he made in the way people interact with technology and his perfection in sales, but also for his ability to turn the phrase by taking complicated ideas and making them easy to understand. Here is a link to very interesting compendium of Steve`s quotes:

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