Today Steve Jobs Apple’s CEO or former CEO has resigned. Steve still wishes to be on the Chairman of the Board and Tim Cook will be the new CEO Of Apple. Here is the letter from Steve Jobs himself and yes it is short.
August 24, 2011
Letter from Steve Jobs
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.
It is sad to see Steve leave and we will probably no longer see him on stage releasing Apple’s best but we will remember him as Apple’s CEO and of course he will help continue to bring Apple’s best to the world. Good luck Steve.
[Update: Press Release After The Break]