Steve Jobs steps down as CEO, and an era ends at Apple
Apple CEO Steve Jobs resigned Wednesday. Jobs will stay on as Apple board chairman as Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook takes over as chief executive running Apple.
Steve Jobs – the computer pioneer who helped revolutionize the way people communicate, do business, and conduct many other aspects of their lives – has resigned as head of the company that had its roots in a garage filled with gadgets and gizmos.
He stepped down as Apple CEO Wednesday
Technologically brilliant. Supremely self-confident. And with an innate business sense that could blow the likes of IBM out of the water. Together, the two competitors were able to anticipate what billions of people worldwide would want even before the public had any inkling of Facebook, Twitter, or Google.
But the time came (as it had for Mr. Gates at Microsoft) when Jobs felt the need to turn over the reins of corporate power at Apple.
Although he had appeared at the launch of the iPad 2 in March and the company’s annual developers' conference in June, Jobs had been on medical leave for months.