Steve Jobs Resigns as Apple CEO

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    Kind of sad about this, not going to lie. I hope Cook continues to take Apple in the right direction. And if it's for health reasons, that breaks my heart more!
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    I feel bad for Steve and all, but I thought he had resigned some time ago?
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    Apple has just released the news that Steve Jobs has resigned as CEO of Apple. Here’s the text of his resignation letter in full:
    Following the publication of the letter, Apple immediately issued a statement to the effect that the Board of Directors have named Tim Cook as the new CEO. Cook has also now joined the Board of Directors, and Steve Jobs has been elected Chairman of the Board of Directors.

    Source: Apple
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2011
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    He has been on medical leave since January, I think.
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    Poor Steve. I'm sure he wouldn't give up the post unless he had to.
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    I'm not an Apple fanatic by any stretch. And I differ from Mr. Jobs' vision of the future of consumer technology in many ways. But having said that, there is simply no question that both as a corporate leader and a visionary Steve Jobs is in the first rank of the last century. Even if his personal influence wanes in the near future (and time will tell if it does), he's a giant whose long term influence will be felt for many years.
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    Poor guy. I feel for him. What does this mean for Apple, if anything?
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    Like him or not, agree with him or not, he will be missed.

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    SO SAD. I treasure the iPad I'm typing this on developed by the team under Steve's leadership. I wish him and his family the best.
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    I agree, his health is playing a key role. I hope he's able to take some time and get better. He's an incredible leader and innovator. I fully support Tim's appointment. He's been acting CEO for this entire year and deserves our support, as consumers. I wish them both the best.
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    an apple a day....keep the doctor away!!!!

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    I just found out via twitter text updade.

    NNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don't do it Steve!

    I guess his liver cancer is just doing too much harm. :(
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    Very sad day. Tim Cook has some BIG shoes to fill. Good luck!
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    At least he's not gone completely, he us still chairman.

    I think tim cook is up to the job. He won't be Steve, no one will, but he will be a good replacement.
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    This is at least a much better succession than Balmer replacing Gates...

    I wish you nothing but the best Steve. I had the chance to work for Apple in the early days of the Macintosh, and his leadership really did permeate the entire company. He will be missed, though I think he has positioned Apple better than about any other technology company transition in the last 50 years...

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    Very depressing and sad he was my inspiration and always will be :(.
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    Sad day not only for Apple fans, but for tech fans in general. Like him or not, mad helped make the tech world what it is today. Godspeed to you Steve Jobs.

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