Steve Jobs Resigns as Apple CEO

On Wednesday 24th August, Steve Jobs wrote to his employees saying that he felt he was no longer able to perform the

Steve Jobs resigns

Steve Jobs resigns

duties required as the Chief Executive of Apple, a company that has brought so much innovation to the modern world with incredible inventions such as the iPod and Macintosh computers.

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 – Steve Jobs resignation letter to Apple staff

Steve Jobs, who founded the company alongside Steve Wozniak in 1977, had been on a medical leave of absence since January after having a liver transplant one and a half years prior. During that time, Jobs left the then-Chief Operations Officer, Tim Cook in charge, who has now taken on the full time responsibility of CEO.

Many analysts fear that Apple will suffer greatly without Steve Jobs at the helm, despite the fact that he has been away from the company on a daily basis since January and no major issues have surfaced from the companies Californian headquarters in that time.

Jobs, who also founded the digital animation company, Pixar in 1986, will still have a very close roll with Apple, as he begins his new less demanding position as Chairman of the Board.

In an email to the staff at Apple, Tim Cook has said: “I am confident our best years lie ahead of us and that together we will continue to make Apple the magical place that it is.” Only time will tell just how much of an effect Jobs’ departure will have on the company, but with the heavily rumoured iPhone 5 release expected soon, it’s hard to imagine the company not continuing with its already incredible success.