Steve Jobs resigns as Apple's CEO

By Matthew · 47 replies
Aug 24, 2011
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  1. Well, this has spiced up an otherwise slow news day: Steve Jobs has resigned as CEO of Apple. Effective immediately, former COO Tim Cook will oversee Cupertino's day-to-day operations as…

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  2. SkyFall

    SkyFall TS Rookie

    Apple won't be quite the same without him at the helm.
  3. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,995   +1,316

    Wow. i was NOT expecting that. It won't ever be the same. However, it is very comforting to know his is chairman of the board.

    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 809   +102

    Hopefully Cook doesn't get blamed if things start to go wrong at first...
  5. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,868   +2,035

    Yeah its probably a bad time to take over with iPhone market share on the decline.
  6. Crazy. I wish Steve all the best.

    HAHA... my random question was none other than, What company is responsible for creating the iPod?
  7. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    In other news, Jesus made an appearance in downtown Atlanta today...
  8. All is lost! What's the point of living anymore???
  9. Jobs was Apple. Apple was Jobs.

    Since Steve Jobs will no longer be leading Apple, I think I will show my love for him by never buying another Apple product!
  10. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    I'm not sure its all that surprising. Jobs hasn't held the reigns at most of the last Apple announcements and big events. He's been having Cook in the spotlight for a while. Him staying on as Chairman is still good news. When he vacates that position it may be more worrysome for Apple, but provided that doesn't happen in the next year or 2 I think Apple will be ok.
  11. Never really like apple products, but I hope this has nothing to do with declining health.
  12. I think it has everything to do with his health.
  13. AmpFeare

    AmpFeare TS Rookie Posts: 26

    steve wozniak should be given this position, not tim cook. considering steve wozniak actually made apple and steve jobs took over for steve wozniak, wozniak is back with apple as far as i know right now. give it to him not cook :/
  14. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    Amazing, right here on TS, Steve agrees that Cook has his work cut out for him. Thank you for visiting, Mr. Jobs.
  15. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    Wozniak left the company in the late 80s and has said he has no interest in being a CEO type...
  16. Greg S

    Greg S TechSpot Staff Posts: 1,065   +427

    I actually am not that surprised. He has had cancer, and if you know anyone that's been through that, it really is completely life changing. Technically you are never really "cured" you still have to go back at least every six months to make sure it doesn't come back. I don't really like apple that much, but I kind of feel bad for the guy.
  17. supportme

    supportme TS Rookie Posts: 31

    Can't imagine Apple without Jobs... Sad that he has to leave... A Big Salute to the leader..
  18. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,136   +131

    All I wanted for him to do was change his damn turtleneck, but he had to go and resign instead. Touche Mr. Jobs.
  19. Zen

    Zen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 861   +50

    In my personal opinion, I don't think that showing your love for Steve Jobs by not buying any Apple products is the right way to go. Heck, if everyone felt as you, Apple would soon be declaring bankruptcy.

    I'm sure Mr. Jobs wants his soon to be former company to survive and grow and gain "cutting edge" status. Don't stop buying Apple products just because Mr. Jobs has made a choice to step down, much like Mr. Bill Gates did at Microsoft. You don't see the world stopping it's purchases of Microsoft products just because Mr. Gates departed.

    Things may appear to be a bit bumpy for Apple during this transition, it's almost always the case, same was true for Microsoft when Mr. Gates stepped down. But in the long run, like Microsoft did, Apple will bounce back, maybe better than ever, who knows!
  20. WinXPert

    WinXPert TS Guru Posts: 445

    Wishing the best for him and for Apple too. My salute to the Pirates of Silicon Valley.
  21. Go and enjoy life steve , buy a bike and go ride the country side , you have done more than enough for Apple time for some R&R ...
  22. aj_the_kidd

    aj_the_kidd TS Rookie Posts: 555

    Love him or hate, he made a difference, allot more then any of us will ever achieve. Given his health he lasted longer then i expected. Its crazy that he still wants to work, if i were in his position I'd live it up whilst I could, all the best
  23. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    So... when the iPhone 5 breaks due to, of course, we "holding it wrong," do we email now?

    But seriously though, he will certainly be missed. I might not like Apple, but Steve has always been a visionary, and nothing will change that.
  24. Sarcasm

    Sarcasm TS Guru Posts: 367   +46

    Who honestly thinks that someone in that position would stay there forever anyway? It's stressful and not to mention him already with his health issues, this is a good thing. Besides, I'm sure he'll still influence Apple in other ways we might not know. Good luck Mr. Jobs
  25. mosu

    mosu TS Guru Posts: 474   +84

    I sincerely wish Steve Jobs the best of health he could ever enjoy for the rest of his life.Thank you for the emulation you created in the computer business.

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