CEO of Apple Steve Jobs resigns, Tim Cook to be his successor?

 

By Posted 25 Aug 2011, 00:11

We have some breaking news for your guys, Steve Jobs has resigned as Apple’s CEO, full details are currently unknown, however from what we understand Jobs has handed in a letter to the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community where he states that he can no longer meet his duties as Apple’s CEO.

A recent article posted on Mashable says that Jobs would like to serve as Chairman of the Board, director and Apple employee instead and strongly recommends that Tim Cook takes over as Apple’s CEO. Previously Cook has stood in for Jobs three times due to health reasons, therefore the recommendation does not come as much of a shock.

Exactly why Steve Jobs has made this decision is unclear, however it probably has a lot to do with the pancreatic cancer which he was diagnosed with back in 2004, despite undergoing a liver transplant Jobs was forced to take medical leave in January of this year so he could concentrate on his health, we have no confirmation as to whether he is struggling to overcome his ill health, but today’s news certainly suggest this.

A statement from Jobs reads “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”, Jobs founded Apple with Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne back in 1976 and the last decade for Apple has been huge, we are sure that Apple employees and fans will be upset to hear of Jobs’ resignation, but know that the decision has not come lightly and has Steve’s interests at heart.

Comments over at Mashable show just how popular Jobs is and people are already wondering if his health has deteriorated lately, as previously stated we can’t comment on this, therefore will bring you more news on the situation when we hear more.

Are you concerned that Apple will not be the same without Steve Jobs at the helm? We will miss his famous keynotes and the way he is always looking to improve on the success Apple has seen.