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.
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that news of him rsigning seemed rather quick..is there some reason..they didnt say
He has cancer - how long would you hang
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.
I'd guess medical and the chairman thing is a red herring.
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.
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'
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.
It's sad, but he might have resigned due to his health problem only......
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.
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.
We all have to pray better for Steve Health so that he may recovered soon.
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.
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.
Finally Steve Jobs resigns from life. It is a huge loss of humankind. May his soul rest in peace!
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