Steve Jobs, the creative driving force behind the Mac, iPod, iPhone, and iPad has resigned as Apple CEO.
Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak founded Apple Computer in 1976. In 1984, Apple introduced The Macintosh, the first mass-market computer with a mouse and graphical user interface.
[quote]Steve Jobs’ Letter of Resignation
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.
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.
Thank you Steve, for changing the world I live in, and the way I access data.
The first authorized biography of Steve Jobs life is expected to be released in November and will include his resignation.