Typically writing about this particular person on a forum that is about Android phones is frowned upon, but this is no ordinary person or circumstance. Steve Jobs just announced his resignation from Apple last night, due to health issues. Steve Jobs has stood as CEO of Apple for years since starting the company, being let go by the board of directors, and coming back again to take control and save his creation from going down the drain. In a span of almost 20 years, Jobs has brought the company, that once borrowed money from Microsoft to sustain itself, to the largest and most valuable brand in the game. His invention of the iPhone, as much as I would hate to say it, truly changed the game of mobile phones. Every device that was released while he was in control of Apple has changed the game (iPad, iTouch, iPhone), and lead the way for even better devices to come along.
His resignation is one that has been coming for months now due to his health, and with Tim Cook taking his place, we say goodbye to one of the most influential tech guys that ever lived. He is slowly stepping away from the whole Apple scene, and I will certainly miss seeing him announce Apple's new devices in front of millions of electrified viewers.
Let us end by saying; Thank you Steve Jobs. Your hard work has forced countless companies to push through and bring out worthwhile technology for us, the consumers.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.