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. Mark

    This is just crazy.

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

    Well, it looks like its time to dump my Apple stocks...

    August 24, 2011 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  3. terminally chill

    Goodbye Steve!

    This world would be a much different one had he never stepped up and changed our digital lives. He will be missed!

    August 24, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Spoton

    With no Jobs at Apple, unemployment rate will be higher!

    August 24, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Rick

    Stock will be fine. Everyone knew this day was coming.
    Tim Cook has proven himself a competent leader.

    August 24, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Ritesh

    Steve Jobs: U really changed the way of thinking. U were the new face of new technology! Very good job done..

    August 24, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jeff

    Holy crap this is big! Love or hate Apple....you can't deny he/they have changed the face of modern computing and cell phones....

    August 24, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Renee

    Steve, thanks, for the wild ride. Apple is far above any other laptops/computers in the business.
    Wishing you the best. Prayers for you and your family!

    August 24, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Harv

    Obviously a true innovator. I wish him the best.

    August 24, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  10. bob

    Pixar will not be the same

    August 24, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Internet Bubba

    I am not a apple computer owner but an apple supporter. I hope this isn't about his health. The company seems to go with his ebb and flow.

    August 24, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Austin

    i bought 300 stocks today seriously!! god dang you i alredy lost 300 hoping to get some gains but im selling all my shares of this company

    August 24, 2011 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  13. EvelynWaugh

    I've been a Apple user since the late 80's. Mac was my first computer. I use a ton of Apple products and I've been a huge fan of Jobs for a very long time. I wish him the best and I hope his health improves. I'm sure whoever Jobs names to take his place will do a terrific job. Apple has a ton of talent ans I wish them all the best.

    August 24, 2011 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  14. keeth in cali

    OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! Oh wait, I thought this was about the Kardashian marriage. Steve who?

    August 24, 2011 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Mike

    Thank you Steve!!!! Thank you Steve!!!! Thank you Steve!!!! Thank you Steve!!!! Thank you Steve!!!! Thank you Steve!!!! Wish you the best.

    August 24, 2011 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
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