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Steve Jobs Resigns as CEO of Apple

  1. Stacie L profile image87
    Stacie Lposted 5 years ago

    CUPERTINO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Apple’s Board of Directors today announced that Steve Jobs has resigned as Chief Executive Officer, and the Board has named Tim Cook, previously Apple’s Chief Operating Officer, as the company’s new CEO. Jobs has been elected Chairman of the Board and Cook will join the Board, effective immediately.

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Steve-Job … 0&.v=1
    that news of him rsigning seemed rather quick..is there some reason..they didnt say

    1. Peter Owen profile image60
      Peter Owenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      He has cancer - how long would you hang
      In there?

    2. relache profile image88
      relacheposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      He's been on medical leave since January 2011.  If these events seem sudden to you or without reason, it's only because you don't follow anything that goes on with the company.  Jobs was first diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in October 2003, and it was first disclosed in August 2004.  He also had a liver transplant in 2009.

      Tim Cook, the new CEO, has been running the show this year and filled in during the last two medical leaves that Steve Jobs took, and I think he's going to do just fine heading up the company.

  2. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    I'd guess medical and the chairman thing is a red herring.

    1. rembrandz profile image88
      rembrandzposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Unfortunately yes

  3. Cheeky Girl profile image84
    Cheeky Girlposted 5 years ago

    Steve Jobs was treated some years ago for a Cancerous tumor in his pancreas. He resigned effective immediate, and he's now the Director. He will be hailed as a genius of the computer era, having got a lot of things right about the direction computers and communications are moving. And he is 55 years old. He has lost a fair bit of weight recently. He also founded Pixar Studios! What a great guy! I wish him luck, he deserves it.

    1. rembrandz profile image88
      rembrandzposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      hmm sad he won't be around officially at apple. He sure kept the apple story exciting! Wish him all the good health he can soak up to enjoy what he reaped

  4. rembrandz profile image88
    rembrandzposted 5 years ago

    True Steve Jobs' replacement has been long expected/over-due. I am curious to see if there would be any change in the style of apple campaign than that of Jobs'

    1. superboyian profile image59
      superboyianposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      The chances are that the style could all change, but we can't say until we actually see Tim Cook out there, according to the posts above, he has been taking over while Jobs have been on medical leave.

      1. rembrandz profile image88
        rembrandzposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks we shall wait n see

  5. sanathara profile image61
    sanatharaposted 5 years ago

    It's sad, but he might have resigned due to his health problem only......

  6. SavageIdeas profile image60
    SavageIdeasposted 5 years ago

    It will be interesting to see what effect it has with him leaving. the company will still be as differential and creative as ever. But he was a corporate face that people know. He also did some fantastic work with the product launches of new tech like the Ipad. I'd be curious to see how a new piece of tech would get launched with out his input.

  7. rebekahELLE profile image91
    rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago

    I wish him well and am thankful for all he's given to the industry. I'm sitting in front of my Mac OS X and can't imagine going back to a PC. It is by far the best computer I've ever used and makes working online a pleasure.

    I'm sure Apple will continue to grow on the successful foundation and corporate culture he has built.

  8. joseph merlin profile image74
    joseph merlinposted 5 years ago

    We all have to pray better for Steve Health so that he may recovered soon.

  9. andycool profile image68
    andycoolposted 5 years ago

    Steve Jobs is gifted with an amazing brain... he is so adept in mixing art and science! We all pray for his quick recovery... and I'm confident he will recover some day.

  10. rebekahELLE profile image91
    rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago

    I saw this article yesterday on NPR. http://www.npr.org/2011/08/27/139996473/is-steve-jobs  Does Jobs Have Place in History Beside Edison, Ford?  He is gifted as one of the great innovators.

  11. andycool profile image68
    andycoolposted 5 years ago

    Finally Steve Jobs resigns from life. It is a huge loss of humankind. May his soul rest in peace!

 
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