Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs’s yesterday in a company wide email said that he was resigning from the post as the CEO of Apple and would be taking over to be the Chairman of the Board of Directors. Tim Cook, the former chief operating officer will be the new CEO for Apple. Cook, a small-town football fanatic turned chief executive of the world’s largest technology company.
.The letter Steve sent to the company is as follows..
“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.
Despite the issues with data control and iPhone control and what not, we will keep this short and bid Steve a nice good bye! Rumor is that his Pancreatic cancer is getting to him and he is sicker by the day. Hopefully he will be good and bring in more innovations and ideas.