Apple Names New CEO, Pays Tribute To Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs resigned from his position as CEO of Apple this morning, and now Apple has named his successor - former Apple COO Tim Cook.

In a statement released by Apple, board member Art Levinson paid tribute to Steve Jobs and his immeasurable impact on Apple as a company.

"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. "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."

"The Board has complete confidence that Tim is the right person to be our next CEO," added Levinson. "Tim’s 13 years of service to Apple have been marked by outstanding performance, and he has demonstrated remarkable talent and sound judgment in everything he does."


    Tough act to follow, but I'm sure they'll be fine.

    Well he's already got the beady eyes and hand movements down.

    Any chance this bloke would eventually break the walled garden, or make it less idiot proof?

      Not if he's smart. Developers make money because of those lovely walls

    When I saw "pays tribute to Steve Jobs" I thought he'd died or something.

    Why when I see him do I see this man instead:

      Because they look similar perhaps?

        *slow clap* Thank you Captain Obvious...

            LOL Well played Chazz.

              I do what I can, for the kids of course.

    I think it's lame as shit that it seems hes already coping the black shirt hand movements thing. Create your own legacy FFS.

      He is, he's introduced a new way of thinking for people hosting an Apple demonstration;

      Wearing a top that utilises their proprietry disc-based fabric fastening device; the iButton.

        OMG, tell me where I can pick up this "iButton" so i can replace all my regular buttons with an inferior product and pay 10x the price!

    He looks to have mastered the 'smoky' look.

    Let's hope he's less of a dickhead than Steve Jobs.

    Die Apple!! Die!!!

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