Apple will have a new face in their succeeding announcements of their new products. We used to see up stage their CEO Steve Jobs but he already tendered his resignation officially Wednesday. Jobs has been in a battle against cancer and has been on an indefinite leave since January. Though it was not mentioned in his letter, it is has been the clear cause.
“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,” he said in the letter.
Jobs co-founded Apple Inc. way back 1976 but was ousted in 1985. He returned to the company in 1996 and from that point forward, he lead the entire company into stardom. He’s the man behind the success of Macintosh computer line, iPod music players and iPhone smartphones. His contribution to the company is truly exceptional. He will be replaced by no other than the person who looked over his job during his absence, Tim Cook.
No one knows yet what would Apple be look like in the next few years. It would all depends on the management of Cook and the rest of the team. Jobs will remain as chairman of the board though.
Here is the full text of Jobs’ letter to the board:
August 24, 2011 – 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.