While we all knew it was going to happen eventually, the Apple community received a shock to the system on Wednesday with the resignation of CEO Steve Jobs, effective immediately. Journey with us now as we take a trip down memory lane, looking back at the 10 moments we’ll always remember.
Today's announcement that Steve Jobs is stepping down as CEO caught a lot of people by surprise, even though Tim Cook has been the acting CEO for a while now, with Jobs on medical leave. If you're on Twitter and you haven't shut it off yet, you've probably noticed much shock and many earthquake jokes of varying degrees of lameness.
But Steve Jobs isn't quitting Apple entirely. His resignation letter states, "I would like to serve, if the Board sees fit, as Chairman of the Board, director and Apple employee." The board isn't dumb, so they immediately accepted his offer.
Shortly before the stock markets closed this evening, news broke that Steve Jobs would be stepping down as CEO of Apple. This news came as a shock to many in the Apple community, and that shock seems to have also affected Apple stock price in after-hours trading.
With Steve's letter of resignation hitting the internet today, we thought it would be nice to listen to Steve talk to graduates at Stanford. This is a great speech from 2005 that, to us, really gets to the heart of Steve Jobs.
Big news today: Steve Jobs is officially stepping down as CEO of Apple. The Apple Board of Directors announced today that Steve Jobs has resigned as Chief Executive Officer and that Tim Cook would take over the post as CEO. Jobs will remain with the company as chairman of the board.
As many know by now, Time managing editor Walter Issacson had been given the green light awhile back to work on the first authorized biography of Apple CEO Steve Jobs. The book was originally slated to be released in early 2012. Now it appears various online book retailers have updated the listing to a November 21, 2011 release date.
We know, you’re chomping at the bit to get your hands on the official Steve Jobs biography coming March 6, 2012, but first the publisher and the author have to sort out exactly what the thing will be called -- and sometimes, the simplest title is the best one.