Steve Jobs resigns as Apple CEO

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Just after we finished recording this weeks TDL Show Apple announced that Steve Jobs has resigned his role as Apple CEO. What ever you think about Apple, Steve Jobs has had a massive influence on the tech industry and has taken a struggling Apple in the 90’s to one of the biggest companies on the planet.

Apple issue Steve’s letter to board and the community

 

August 24, 2011

Letter from Steve Jobs

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

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