Jobs resigns as Apple CEO, to stay as chairman
August 24th, 2011
06:42 PM ET

Jobs resigns as Apple CEO, to stay as chairman

[Updated at 6:57 p.m. ET] Apple CEO Steve Jobs has resigned and will be replaced by former Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook, the company said late Wednesday. Jobs will stay on as Apple's chairman.

Apple made no mention of Jobs' health in its statement about the change, but Jobs alluded to it in the letter of resignation Jobs sent to Apple's board on Wednesday and later released publicly.

"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," wrote Jobs, who has been on medical leave since January. Cook has been filling in as the company's leader.

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  1. Brandon B

    Will that mean Apple will start to use Flash in the near future?

    August 24, 2011 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • penisia

      adobe is getting rid of flash. google Edge

      August 24, 2011 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      is that MDP BB?

      August 24, 2011 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Steve

    ICON of American ingenuity and vision. I hope Apple and America can continue to innovate.

    August 24, 2011 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Chris

    Stocks plunging into the ground? There's an app for that.

    August 24, 2011 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  4. ANGER

    ITS ABOUT TIME!!!!! VIVA LA ANDROID!!

    August 24, 2011 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  5. penisia

    long live the steve! biggest corporate turn around in the worlds history!

    August 24, 2011 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  6. nail d

    let's go android, lets go! let's go android, lets go!

    let's go android, lets go!
    let's go android, lets go!

    August 24, 2011 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jouko

    Waiting for "Apple lost it's core" headlines in tomorrow's papers...

    August 24, 2011 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Glynn.B.Eck

      Nice one, mate! +1

      August 24, 2011 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Tom

    Who?

    August 24, 2011 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Funky-face

      Tool!!

      August 24, 2011 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • rn

      Just emerged from under your rock, have you?

      August 24, 2011 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  9. michigan

    Stock shouldnt take that big of hit as we all knew this was coming. Only someone blind to his health wouldnt. Then again thats wall street, so a big drop when the markets over seas open up.

    August 24, 2011 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jobs -

    Did I just see someone hack CNN?

    August 24, 2011 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Ken Shane

    He changed the world for the better. I wish him the best.

    August 24, 2011 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • audrey

      nice comment 🙂

      August 24, 2011 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • elenaaaaa

      I agree and I think Steve Jobs has helped the world advance in technology.

      August 24, 2011 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Pete

    Steve has been a great inspiration; history will remember him well.

    August 24, 2011 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Sergio

    No wonder there have been earthquakes all over the world! First Virgina,followed by California, then Peru. It was for the world to know the terrible news was going to occur: Steve Jobs is no long CEO.

    August 24, 2011 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • R U Serious

      Sergio, no quake in California....yet! The 5.9 magnitude quake struck Tuesday morning in the Gulf of California, off the coast of northwestern Mexico's Baja California Peninsula just more than 50 miles southwest of Los Mochis, Mexico. But a quake in Cali is just a matter of time!

      August 24, 2011 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Kwame Mourinho

    Hope things go well with APPLE.

    August 24, 2011 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Dave Jensen

    Thanks Steve for changing my life by introducing me to products that really work. My life went from frustration to joy when I moved to the Mac platform. You've made a huge impact on the world and for that I am very grateful.

    August 24, 2011 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Godwin's Law

      Jooooooy! Allahluyah, Allahluyah! It really must be like a religion...

      August 24, 2011 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
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