To the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community:
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.
via Apple – Letter from Steve Jobs. It’s a day everyone knew was coming but that doesn’t make it any less shocking or a little sad. Steve Jobs has created the modern Apple, which created the iPod, iPhone and iPad. That same Apple is still around and will be around for many years to come.