Steve Jobs Resigns As CEO Of Apple

Steve jobs as resigned as CEO of the American technology company Apple. The 56-year-old Jobs who built Apple from a small company in a garage to a large multinational (together with Steve Wozniak) will still be involved in the company as head of the board of directors. Tim Cook, the number 2 of Apple will succeed Jobs as CEO. Jobs has been CEO for the last 14 years.

Jobs has had health problems for a while now and we all expected that this day would come soon, but it is a sad day nevertheless. In January of this year Jobs announced another leave of absence due to health issues (the 3rd time in 7 years). Steve jobs has survived a curable form of pancreatic cancer and had a liver transplant. His last public appearance dates back to the start of June, when he introduced the iCloud to the world.

In a press conference Jobs said that ‘I always said that when the day should come when I am no longer qualified to live up to the duties and expectations as the CEO of Apple, I would be the first to admit it. Unfortunately, that day has now arrived’.

In a recent interview with Tim Cook, the new CEO, he said that he’ll hold true to all the principles and teachings of Steve Jobs.

We can only hope that the company will hold true to its ideals and that we can expect more of the same in terms of products and service in the near future.

/Niels

~ by Niels Van Hellemont on August 26, 2011.

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