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.Steve
If this comes as a shock for Apple fans, the good news is Steve will still carry on as a Director and Chairman of the Board. On the other hand, Tim Cook takes over as the New Apple CEO, as recommended by Jobs himself. Just to let you know, Tim has proved his competency during Steve’s recent absence due to leave.