Steve Jobs Resigns As CEO Of Apple

News has just broken that Steve Jobs has resigned from his role as CEO of Apple.

A letter from Steve Jobs stated the following:

CUPERTINO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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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Comments

    It's still Apple, I still don't care (Apple free since forever!)

      I won an ipod once... i gave it away... lol

      Awww how cute. You still take the time to post that drivel comment - because you "don't care".

    Steve needs new jobs?
    hur hur hurrr

      I'm not sure whether to laugh or cry about this comment. Thanks Loops.

        I'm like a reallllly attractive transvestite - it's really hard to tell WHAT you feel when you're around me

          Two from two!

            I prefer the term "two from one"
            *nudge*

              *wink*

    ITS OVER. APPLE IS FINISHED.

      It's these types of comments that make me laugh. Android boys aka BS artists.

        Look up "tongue in cheek"

          Ohh Snap!

    Maybe they could hire Peter Molyneux.

      I think they should hire Peter Molydeux: Peter Molyneux 2.

      I follow him on Twitter, he's a *visionary*. He's just what Apple needs to lift their thinking from the pedestrian stuff they do now to something really *new*.

      His latest idea: "Imagine spying on a guard's face from afar and knowing which route he will take just by reading his facial expressions?"

        I REALLY like the idea of "Photoshop: The Game".

      Someone who has anything to do with Microsoft is probably not wanted at Apple, but with a black turtle neck he could've been a doppleganger...

    zomg!

    Imma tell my kids about this day.

      maybe they could do something similar to the whole "american flag placing wwII statue thingie"

      but you know... with geeks and soccer mums hoisting him on high? *shrugs*

    But what will all the Apple fanboys do now? Who will they blindly worship?

      Whoever next provides them with their highly fashionable and overhyped devices.

    Well that's a shame.. Steve Jobs WAS apple!

      His skin isn't red enough - and he doesn't look that juicy...

        Fine, that's it.

        MARK MARK MARK MARK MARK MARK MARKYITY MARK TAKE MY NOMNOMS RIGHT HERE FOR THIS MAN'S COMEDIC STYLINGS. THANKS.

    Who?

    Hey Steve, Imma let you finish... Oh wait.. you are finished.

    Despite whether you're for or against - his 'vision' will be missed in the industry.

      Quite true. Considering how powerful/popular apple is now, compared to what it was a decade ago shows how far they've come.

      Indeed. He was very best tech related snake oil salesman ever.

        This.

        You really do have to respect his ability to sell stuff to the point where even when other brands bring out superior products, the general public just don't care.

        Everynight for the rest of his life he's going to sleep on his iBed (like a normal bed but made of $100 notes) with his iHookers (like normal hookers, but only available in white)

          Bro, he's terminally ill. Despite his 'iBed of money', I'm sure he's not going to be sleeping too soundly.

            Well there's something i wasn't aware of.You'll have to forgive my ignorance. I don't really follow anything going on with apple or any of the people involved.

            While my joke stands, as it should - i do wish him all the best for the future. It's a horrible horrible thing to have to go through and no human being deserves such a fate. I've lost family members in the same way and it's on of those things in life that you can't describe in any other way than it "seriously sucks so bad".

              Well played. I mean that in a pleasant, non-sarcastic way, btw. :-)

          Ah Chuloopa, but you think a 'superior' product is one with more RAM or a faster processor or is cheaper to buy, am I correct?

    I wonder what new features the CEO 2 will have.

    STEVE HOLT \o/

    Sorry... I mean - STEVE JOBS!

      BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

      What makes this even more hilarious is i don't get the whole Steve Holt thing :D

        Loops, I don't think we can be friends anymore......

        GO WATCH ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT!

          Oh i have to watch that to get it?

          No thanks... i HATE that show.. so damn much..

            ಠ_ಠ

            Nah, I supose that's fair enough. Everyone enjoys different TV Shows.

            My reaction when reading that you hate Arrested Development;

            http://tinyurl.com/yjbqncp

      LMAO

    Did he run out of companies to sue??

    "Crap I knew that iRack was a bad idea..." He must've said at some point which led to this I'm sure.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rw2nkoGLhrE

      One of MADtv's finest moments

    this isnt good
    Now i cant feel smug about owning a superior product because they will all become fellow android fanboys ='(
    i loved knowning i owned a better product

      Most will keep buying Apple no matter how overpriced the products are.

      Just remember the words of Ron "tatersalad" White;

      "You can't fix stupid."

    Apple... Jobless since 2011...

      Also: '85 to '96.
      Hey I wonder if he'll come back as a cyber Jobs in 2022?

        Or as a Head ala futurama...

        He could be Headjo....

        Oh wait...

    "Oh hey guys, I'm resigning. Could you make me Chairman of the board please...?"

    i doubt he has 1-3 months left to live. Sad at that might sound, it seems logical and he most likely spend his final days with his family or touring the world or something like that.

    Maybe the ban against Samsung Tablet is about to be lifted...joy! Then of course Apple will go down as people get to realise that the iPad is a toy. Talk about leaving a sinking ship before it sinks. Does anyone remember how good Beta tapes were before VHS? Yet VHS still won.

    iQuit

      lmao, best comment of the day. You sir win 10 internets.

    coming from someone that hates every product apple has come up with in the last 5 years, i think this is a good thing. maybe they will stop overpricing 8gb ipods at like 300 dollars, even though you can buy a 1tb HDD for 98 bucks now.. seriously am i paying for the white? the apple logo? wtf screw iShit

      I know its crazy, you pay 2 grand for a good TV these days and you could just go buy 60kg of glass for a hundred bucks. seriously what are you paying for, the Sony logo?

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