Steve Jobs Resigned As CEO From Apple
One of the most legendary businessmen in American history, Apple CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs resigned today as chief executive officer from Apple. The place at the top will be taken by Steve Job’s right hand executive Tim Cook, previously Apple’s chief operating officer.
Today, in a note to Apple’s board members and the Apple community Jobs said that he is no longer up to the job of CEO. “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,” Jobs said.
Tim Cook, who will step up for the new responsibility, joined Apple in 1998 and was promoted to COO in 2004. He has been a very responsible executive, heading up shareholders meetings and earning calls with Wall Street investors and acting as a figurehead at product introductions.
Mentioning future Steve said that “Apple’s brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it,” and he looks forward to contribute as Apple’s chairman of the board and also as an Apple employee if the board allows it showing the enthusiasm he has.