Steve Jobs resigns as CEO of Apple, effective immediately [Updated]

It has just been announced that Apple CEO Steve Jobs has stepped down from the company, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal and Breaking News on Twitter, as well as multiple other sources. It appears Steve Jobs would like Tim Cook, currently acting COO to replace him.

In a letter to the board, Jobs asks to serve as Chairman of the Board, as well as director of Apple and to remain as an employee. It has become increasingly clear over the previous months that Jobs' health has declined rapidly, and this move is likely related to this. Reuters reports Apple shares down 7% immediately following the announcement, but they have now rallied a little to hover around the 5% mark.

Apple has accepted Jobs' request to become chairman, and Tim Cook is new CEO effective immediately.

In a statement from Apple (via Engadget), the company said:

"Steve has made countless contributions to Apple's success, and he has attracted and inspired Apple's immensely creative employees and world class executive team. In his new role as Chairman of the Board, Steve will continue to serve Apple with his unique insights, creativity and inspiration."

"Steve's extraordinary vision and leadership saved Apple and guided it to its position as the world's most innovative and valuable technology company," said Art Levinson, Chairman of Genentech, on behalf of Apple's Board. In his new role as Chairman of the Board, Steve will continue to serve Apple with his unique insights, creativity and inspiration."

"The Board has complete confidence that Tim is the right person to be our next CEO," added Levinson. "Tim's 13 years of service to Apple have been marked by outstanding performance, and he has demonstrated remarkable talent and sound judgment in everything he does."

The CEO of the company said in an email to the board:

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.

Steve

Microsoft's Bill Cox offered his support and wished Steve Jobs the best.

Wishing the best to Steve Jobs - a true legend in the tech industry and beyond.less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

Neowin wishes Steve Jobs the best for his health and future plans.

Update #1: Apple has posted a new organization chart, reports TNW. It's really strange not seeing Jobs' face staring back at you from the top. He's now positioned at the bottom under "director."

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What is the reason for the stupid photo? Then you guys wonder why you have been online for years yet still you get trampled by newer blogs such as Mashable and TechCrunch.

Artillery said,
What is the reason for the stupid photo? Then you guys wonder why you have been online for years yet still you get trampled by newer blogs such as Mashable and TechCrunch.

loll True

Artillery said,
What is the reason for the stupid photo? Then you guys wonder why you have been online for years yet still you get trampled by newer blogs such as Mashable and TechCrunch.

Well to counter your argument

Apple stopped the Galaxy tab 10.1 sales because it looked like a rectangle

I say give Jack (Jobs) his jacket I may not buy Apple products but from my experience with them it is really good. Jobs had the stuff to not invent but reinvent tech so ..--the fact still remains Microsoft is behind and this may not change for a while still

I'll give Jobs credit for turning the tech world on it's ear. I'll give Jobs credit for creating nice looking products. But that's about it. He's an egotistical, self absorbed guy who has done nothing to aide his fellow human beings. With a net worth of about 8 billion dollars he is probably one of the most selfish people on the planet. He may have helped shape the tech industry but 30 years from now he's gonna be just a side note on humanity.
I wish him no ill will but I sure ain't gonna bow down to him.

speedstr3789 said,
I'll give Jobs credit for turning the tech world on it's ear. I'll give Jobs credit for creating nice looking products. But that's about it. He's an egotistical, self absorbed guy who has done nothing to aide his fellow human beings. With a net worth of about 8 billion dollars he is probably one of the most selfish people on the planet. He may have helped shape the tech industry but 30 years from now he's gonna be just a side note on humanity.
I wish him no ill will but I sure ain't gonna bow down to him.

You've met him then? Oh, you haven't. Say what you will about Jobs (someone you don't know, never met, and have only heard about third hand), but your statement about him sure says a lot about you.

This isn't the end of it. If you look at the mugshots at the top you can see that the brit isnt happy about this me thinks Ive wanted CEO

I'm so disappointed that people are celebrating over this. Whether people love or hate him, the fact Steve is stepping down due to serious illness is no cause for celebration. People who gleefully celebrate his demise through illness are taking the whole platform debate/war/whatever-people-view-it-as-now thing way too seriously. Makes me sad.

Owen W said,
I'm so disappointed that people are celebrating over this. Whether people love or hate him, the fact Steve is stepping down due to serious illness is no cause for celebration. People who gleefully celebrate his demise through illness are taking the whole platform debate/war/whatever-people-view-it-as-now thing way too seriously. Makes me sad.

Well nothing to be sad about. People have mouths they can talk what they want. Do not care. Be sad or protect Steve Jobs is silly thing to do IMO.

About time really, if he really is still ill, then he should of been out of that job ages ago resting.

Dan~ said,
About time really, if he really is still ill, then he should of been out of that job ages ago resting.

I was thinking the same exactly!

FMH said,
Well, at least Tim Cook looks like Steve Jobs. Very strong resemblance.

?

Oh yeah, they're both white guys. Otherwise, no resemblance whatsover.

One can't help but feel this is because of his declining health. It's a sad day for Apple but Jobs as well. His company, which was nearly run into the ground and under his leadership has now been turned around and into one of the biggest companies in the world.. he deserves to see it at it's absolute best (which arguably it currently is and has been for some time!).

I can only wish him the very best and hope whatever is making him sick, he can finally beat and get back in charge of Apple where he belongs.

As long as there are people who are willing to pay premium prices for cliquey products, Apple will be just fine. They dominate the tablet & phone market. And please don't get me started on how OVER-Rated Android is. Android is the OpenOffice of this decade.

The Apple name is bigger than any 1 person. As a Microsoft fan, I give Apple and Jobs a lot of respect.

Microsoft: Still waiting on a Windows tablet... As usual since Gates left, late to the party again. Ugh!

Things can change quickly in the tech industry. Who knows maybe with Jobs leaving, Apple can fall behind in terms of the success they are getting and Windows 8 will sweep the tablet market.

xpclient said,
Things can change quickly in the tech industry. Who knows maybe with Jobs leaving, Apple can fall behind in terms of the success they are getting and Windows 8 will sweep the tablet market.

Yeah, and "maybe" cows will learn to fly.

Why do you guys believe that Apple won't be as innovative as it is?
If that's how you think then Microsoft should be dumped to forgiveness, well... Billl Gates isn't CEO right now, is it Mr. Ballmer?

Jose_49 said,
Why do you guys believe that Apple won't be as innovative as it is?
If that's how you think then Microsoft should be dumped to forgiveness, well... Billl Gates isn't CEO right now, is it Mr. Ballmer?

Steve Balmer is an awful example. Sure he's the CEO But he isn't creative, he just does really good monkey impressions.

warwagon said,

Steve Balmer is an awful example. Sure he's the CEO But he isn't creative, he just does really good monkey impressions.

It's actually surprising that Microsoft is doing well at all under Ballmer. With a good CEO they could be doing so much better though and maybe they could have avoided such terrible flops as the Kin.

warwagon said,

Steve Balmer is an awful example. Sure he's the CEO But he isn't creative, he just does really good monkey impressions.


Yeah I know, but I'm emphasizing that MS is still creative (not the CEO) without Bill Gates, not that Steve Ballmer is... One good example was Kin, which was a complete failure.

He was a major influence in my life, from early elementary school when the Macintosh was my introduction to computers and now their influence is apart of almost everybody around me digital life, from smartphones and media players to tablets and paper thin ultra portables...When it comes to the world of tech Mr. jobs' impact can be seen in almost every product

sava700 said,
His Resignation Letter read as follows: iQuit

THis and other comment way above this one completed my day. Thanks

Wow something I never expected while the world is waiting for the iPhone 5 Steve Jobs resigns. Shocked! I wish him the best cause he changed the world.

I'd never wish death or ill on anyone, including Steve Jobs.

However, in all truth, Apple without Steve Jobs is like Nazi Germany without Adolf Hitler. Seriously, he practically invented the concept of patent trolling. Just hope that Apple can get an opportunity to change their business practices finally...

Atleast now he can focus on getting better and maybe focus on other things he's always want to pursue in life.

Big blow to Apple, but I'm more concerned about Steve's health. I really hope he's doing OK.

Apple absolutely amazing strides under his tenure. Without Jobs, Apple would've been up a creek. Even those who don't like Apple and its products will have a hard time denying the man's impact on the tech industry.

About darn time he left.Hopefully Apple will stop being stupid dummies without him being in charge. He has not done anything but screw up the tech industry and force the good guys out of business all because he is super greedy and wants apple to do his dirty work. Hopefully,without him, that apple will turn good from evil and lower there darn prices to be fair. If he did some good then i would feel for him but he has done nothing good so good riddance and goodbye. You won't be missed.

Seve Jobs resigned because he was unable to meet his duties and expectations due to the immense time he was spending looking for a touchpad.

warwagon said,
Seve Jobs resigned because he was unable to meet his duties and expectations due to the immense time he was spending looking for a touchpad.

LMAO

Jobs and Wozniak were well known before Gates. Apple 1 prototype witch became the Apple II computer. It took IBM to put Microsoft in the spotlight with MS-DOS.

Where was Gates when Steve saw and "copied" Xerox Star GUI for the Lisa and after, the Mac? Gates had to make poor copies with Windows 1,2,386 before getting it "almost right" with Windows 3.1

The iPod was not the first MP3 player on the market, but man, did it change the landscape, and with the iTune Store, everything changed. All the other music player are in a niche market because everybody relate to the iPod when talking about digital music player.

Apple has enough money to ride this economic downturn, all thanks to Steve.

Really sorry to hear about this, I wish him well.

TruckWEB said,
Jobs and Wozniak were well known before Gates. Apple 1 prototype witch became the Apple II computer. It took IBM to put Microsoft in the spotlight with MS-DOS.

Where was Gates when Steve saw and "copied" Xerox Star GUI for the Lisa and after, the Mac? Gates had to make poor copies with Windows 1,2,386 before getting it "almost right" with Windows 3.1


Second paragraph is false. Steve and Gates were actually both invited to Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center. It was at the same time that they both got the idea for a GUI from Xerox and actually began developing on Windows and Macintosh at around the same time. Windows was still in development at the same time that Mac was still in development.

The difference? In Steve's case, he had a whole team of engineers and programmers, as well as some people he had hired from Xerox to help him with creating the UI for Mac, which still resembled the Xerox GUI.
In Gates' case, it was just him and Paul Allen, along with some key advice from a computer engineer. The only reason why the Mac came out sooner than Windows was because Steve Jobs had a whole team of engineers, while Bill Gates and Paul Allen were working on Windows together. When the Mac came out, Windows had already been in development and was going to be released.

The first version of Windows had some very innovative features for its time, including a Dock, which Steve Jobs implemented and customized in NeXT while he was fired from Apple. Windows was also the first OS to support color while Apple's first Mac, the Macintosh 128k, was in black and white. This reason alone was, in fact, one of the primary reasons why Windows became so popular--disregarding the force that was IBM being behind Microsoft at the time. The consumer preferred the Windows GUI to the Macintosh GUI for a lot of visually aesthetic reasons, not to mention its more user-friendly way of window management and multitasking.

Wow this was unexpected... I wish Steve the best... He truly had a way with getting people talking about Apples next big product... and while I despise Apple, and their products, and find their marketing horrible... it still works... and NO ONE should ever be doomed to cancer.

Steve, get well, keep up your ideas and innovation, and remember, you're always going to be remembered.

It's going to be tough for Apple to become the new inventive brain of Steve Jobs and come up with ideas and products that matched his genius.

They said after the announcement...Apple's stock plunged 5%. And the reason being...is because...

Tim Cook is no Steve Jobs. And Apple as a company is not going to be as creative and innovative with Steve gone.

It comes as a surprise that it happened so soon. But it was expected sooner or later. Hope he can get better now and focus on himself instead.

Now we will find out if Apple is really a cult of Steve or a real company that can move on. Cook is a good choice as CEO. But I still dont like Apples we own the world policies.

Apple without Jobs? It won't affect them now, but withing 10 years they won't be a glimpse of what they are now, wanna bet?

I always liked Jobs and his comittment to make things easier to use. It's the fanboys that are annoying. Good luck Steve, sincerely. You and Bill and Ted changed my life forever.

jimmyfal said,
I always liked Jobs and his comittment to make things easier to use. It's the fanboys that are annoying. Good luck Steve, sincerely. You and Bill and Ted changed my life forever.
You're an hypocrite. Both Apple, but especially Jobs have played a major role in this. Shall I remind you of the many Apple ads that don't praise their products, but belittle the competition? Shall I remind you of the many interviews and speeches in which Jobs belittled them again? I have a lot more respect for Bill Gates on a social level, at least he's always been a gentleman.

I have a feeling for a man like Jobs to go it means something is seriously gone south as far as his health goes. Obviously TC has been running Apple for some time and the business will go on as it has. But without Jobs it's just not Apple. It's not te company we love to hate..

I fear the worst is yet to come and not to long too. Sad day when another technology icon starts to fade. Nomatter what he has been instrumental in getting the technology we love where it is now.

For whatever time he has left I wish him the very best and hope he gets to enjoy it. But something tells me it's gonna be downhill from here (fast)..

Hooray. Hopefully Apple will stop being a dickface of a company now that Steve Jobs is no longer the CEO.

I wish him the best. Hope he gets well.

On a different note
If they could, I bet apple would patent death. So when someone dies apple gets paid.

I wonder what the top story on Mac Break weekly will be... hmmmm *rubs chin*

Glassed Silver said,
Here are my best wishes to Apple and Steve Jobs...

Wow... I knew this day would come, didn't expect it now though... Weird thing...

GS:mac

I think no matter when this was announced, it would be unexpected. It's that thing that always loomed in the future.

alright, I didn't like the guy, but you have to admit he is a genious in marketing, and most news stories I've heard so far said its due to his health, which I'd wish cancer on no one... he needs to just relax and enjoy the rest of his life

Not an Apple fanboy, but I give respect where respect is due, and Jobs deserves that and more. Thank you Sir for all the years you dedicated your life to the company and the computer field, you've helped the Technology world become what it is today.

Thank you, and may you get better soon, whatever illness you may have or not.

And some of you jerks posting such nonsense deserve LeBron James' comment the day after game six: "At the end of the day, y'all folks are gonna wake up having the same problems you had yesterday."

Pathetic hypocrites :-)

I'm no Apple fanboi - I think some of the decisions the company scream of abuse of power, but you can't deny the influence he's had.

And more to the point? Celebrating the decline of his health? That's worse than pathetic, it's reprehensible.

I have to shake my head at some of the moronic comments here. Some of you are sure classless jerks. My sincere hope is that you or someone close to you get to experience the joys of cancer at some point in your life, as well. Karma can sure be a bitch, eh

I wish him the best wherever his journey takes him.

Have a nice day.

COKid said,
I have to shake my head at some of the moronic comments here. Some of you are sure classless jerks. My sincere hope is that you or someone close to you get to experience the joys of cancer at some point in your life, as well. Karma can sure be a bitch, eh .

...
I have to shake my head at how moronic your comment was, and sincerely think you are a classless jerk.
But still, I hope the best for you. ;-)

COKid said,
I have to shake my head at some of the moronic comments here. Some of you are sure classless jerks. My sincere hope is that you or someone close to you get to experience the joys of cancer at some point in your life, as well. Karma can sure be a bitch, eh

I wish him the best wherever his journey takes him.

Have a nice day.

You just wished cancer on others, which is quite classless. Way to be a hypocrite.

COKid said,
My sincere hope is that you or someone close to you get to experience the joys of cancer at some point in your life, as well. Karma can sure be a bitch, eh

PLEASE, DON'T EVER FORGET YOUR WORDS

Initially I thought it was a prank, but it's all over the news everywhere!

It's really hard to believe. It would be nice, that he still would showcase company's new products though.

geekolicious said,
I just called Apple wanting to talk to Jobs.. they said no.. wtf!

Why would he talk to you?


Now it will be interesting to see how Apple will do without him.
I honestly think he was holding the company together... in a way.

I think we can be pretty sure its because of his cancer. Anyone can see that he's been declining over the past couple of years. Let's not be ugly about it. Whether you like Apple or not, he has contributed a great deal to all of our lives, not the least of which is to have a Choice on products we have available.

Lets bid a fond farewell to a kindred geek and visionary.

Never really liked Steve, but my condolences as his health seems to be deteriorating faster than I certainly thought it would. Anyways, on a lighter note, will Steve still be doing all the keynotes and stuff you think?

Ruairi! said,
I can't imagine Apple being the same without him! He was such a CORE part of the company... #badjoke

I don't get how this is a joke. It seems rather accurate.

I just hope its not because of health problems. I want that guy to live for years to come and lead apple. me sad. Its another thing to not like the iOS or OSX. But the products are all top class. we need more such CEOs. Wish him the best!

I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear Steve Jobs has resigned...

He'll be remember as one of the best leaders in the corporate world.
I am personally a huge fan.

Even as chairman of the company he'll continue to exercise quite heavy influence in the future direction of the company. I think his decision to stay at this key position at Apple was probably to keep the stock prices from collapsing.

Liaqat_ali said,
He'll be remember as one of the best leaders in the corporate world.
I am personally a huge fan.

Even as chairman of the company he'll continue to exercise quite heavy influence in the future direction of the company. I think his decision to stay at this key position at Apple was probably to keep the stock prices from collapsing.

He won't be around for too much longer if he's already standing down due to medical issues. So it's only a matter of time.

Digitalx said,

He won't be around for too much longer if he's already standing down due to medical issues. So it's only a matter of time.

What a ray of sunshine you are...

What's next patent his resignation letter, the type of paper it's on and the colour of ink it was written in alone with it's size and ability to potentially fold that paper too among many other things ?

CoLdFuSi0n said,
Don't give a **** if it's health or not it's about time he resigned

He still works for Apple wether you like it or not.

This and the fact he is going to release a biography soon might point out to be something quite bad... Leaving with a plan for the company and releasing a biography about him and his life, quite possibly he's going to take a turn for the worse. Love him or hate him, he got the company out of a mess and he has made the company innovative.

I don't agree with the current company decisions as of late i.e. with the patents etc, but regardless of that, Apple is still a top company. Let's just hope that when he gives the helm to someone else that they don't stir the ship on the rocks like last time.

TDQuiksilver said,

And you'd expect any less if news about Page or Ballmer were posted?

Don't judge everyone with low standards, some people if they didn't have anything good to say would stay quiet

Apple haven't been inventive since the iphone release really. The os still acts and feels the same and the ipad is just a big itouch.

How much longer can they really feed off the iphone design and reputation ?

All those commenters with their "funny" comments make me sick.

I mean love him or hate him, this is a sad day. He is dead sick and this doesn't look like he's getting better so maybe we should keep the inappropriate comments to ourselves for a little while.

instant.human said,
All those commenters with their "funny" comments make me sick.

I mean love him or hate him, this is a sad day. He is dead sick and this doesn't look like he's getting better so maybe we should keep the inappropriate comments to ourselves for a little while.

Thumbs up

instant.human said,
All those commenters with their "funny" comments make me sick.

I mean love him or hate him, this is a sad day. He is dead sick and this doesn't look like he's getting better so maybe we should keep the inappropriate comments to ourselves for a little while.

It's not a sad day.. I don't know the man personally.

Besides, it doesn't say it's anything to do with his health going downhill.

instant.human said,
All those commenters with their "funny" comments make me sick.

I mean love him or hate him, this is a sad day. He is dead sick and this doesn't look like he's getting better so maybe we should keep the inappropriate comments to ourselves for a little while.

Oh get off your high horse.

Hardcore Til I Die said,

It's not a sad day.. I don't know the man personally.

Besides, it doesn't say it's anything to do with his health going downhill.

Neowin isn't here to state the obvious. It is because of his health. We all know this.

instant.human said,
All those commenters with their "funny" comments make me sick.

I mean love him or hate him, this is a sad day. He is dead sick and this doesn't look like he's getting better so maybe we should keep the inappropriate comments to ourselves for a little while.

Get off your high horse, there is no mention on why he is actually resigning besides everyone knows he was an arrogant person maybe if he wasn't like that and the company wasn't like that people that were "NOT" mac fans would care more. Lets face it hey? Apple started the advert wars with Windows and then the phone companies not the other way around yet people like you see to think everyone should kiss his and apples ass.

Sorry but computer says no...

Xoligy said,

Get off your high horse, there is no mention on why he is actually resigning besides everyone knows he was an arrogant person maybe if he wasn't like that and the company wasn't like that people that were "NOT" mac fans would care more. Lets face it hey? Apple started the advert wars with Windows and then the phone companies not the other way around yet people like you see to think everyone should kiss his and apples ass.

Sorry but computer says no...

Nokia actually started the phone wars

instant.human said,
All those commenters with their "funny" comments make me sick.

I mean love him or hate him, this is a sad day. He is dead sick and this doesn't look like he's getting better so maybe we should keep the inappropriate comments to ourselves for a little while.

Those who know about liver transplants know it's only a matter of time before the inevitable due to the anti rejection drugs. It merely delays it.

instant.human said,
All those commenters with their "funny" comments make me sick.

I mean love him or hate him, this is a sad day. He is dead sick and this doesn't look like he's getting better so maybe we should keep the inappropriate comments to ourselves for a little while.

Well, someone's on their period.

Sounds like it has alot to do with his health. That is more important.
It also reminds me of when Bill Gates stepped down at Microsoft.

Hopefully we don't see a repeat of Apple as it was in the mid 90s. Thanks for your contributions to the world of technology Steve!

Statikk said,
Hopefully we don't see a repeat of Apple as it was in the mid 90s. Thanks for your contributions to the world of technology Steve!

I agree. It would be a shame for Apple to fall again...

Prefer Ive to be boss, Tim Cook is a brilliant money man, but does he have the vision to take things forward beyond running a tight ship?

evo_spook said,
Prefer Ive to be boss, Tim Cook is a brilliant money man, but does he have the vision to take things forward beyond running a tight ship?

I was thinking the same thing, as director of design(I think) he must have inspiration and innovation to be able to design for apple.

evo_spook said,
Prefer Ive to be boss, Tim Cook is a brilliant money man, but does he have the vision to take things forward beyond running a tight ship?

Actually, yes. Apparently he gets to the Apple HQ every morning at like 4 and has a smoothie (or something?) in the cafeteria. He's supposedly just as tight as Jobs, yet he has that southern feel to where you can just feel when he's upset and supposedly that's just as bad as Job's tantrums.

I'd Google for the article, if I was you. I think it might be on Gizmodo or something...

evo_spook said,
Prefer Ive to be boss, Tim Cook is a brilliant money man, but does he have the vision to take things forward beyond running a tight ship?
Short answer: Yes.

Long answer: Ive is a designer, not a CEO. Running a company takes a lot more than a vision and desire to innovate. Steve helped innovate AND handle the business. Tim Cook is arguably much better at handling the business end then Steve ever was. (Hows Apple done since 2007?) Ive and the many other thousand employees will continue to innovate despite Steve's absence behind the wheel. Apple's succession plan wasn't to replace Steve with 1 person. It was to split his duties among several.

downhillrider said,
dont worry apple will still have 10 yr old asians punching out iphones

Along with every other company... Why don't we be a little less stupid, huh?

downhillrider said,
dont worry apple will still have 10 yr old asians punching out iphones

Well then, what are you going to do about?

Jack Musick said,

Along with every other company... Why don't we be a little less stupid, huh?


So you think that Apple is as evil as any other company? What's the point then?

negroplasty said,

Except the market is closed...

Tomorrow's just a day away...

Honestly, I would be really surprised if the stock didn't take a big hit. Jobs IS the face of Apple... And without him they haven't done so well in the past...

M_Lyons10 said,

Tomorrow's just a day away...

Honestly, I would be really surprised if the stock didn't take a big hit. Jobs IS the face of Apple... And without him they haven't done so well in the past...

its so undervalued as it is from the volatility from last week .. so it may take a hit but wont be huge..

Lachlan said,

its so undervalued as it is from the volatility from last week .. so it may take a hit but wont be huge..

Undervalued? Yeah, O.K... LOL I think I'd argue that if anything it's overvalued.

M_Lyons10 said,

Undervalued? Yeah, O.K... LOL I think I'd argue that if anything it's overvalued.

Yip. Its a matter of time before the apple stock bubble bursts.

SoCalRox said,
One of my least favorite people. But I hope it is not health that forces him down. I do not wish him ill.
He already is dead ill. I think it's pretty safe to say that's why he stepped down.

instant.human said,
He already is dead ill. I think it's pretty safe to say that's why he stepped down.

I agree. My point was simply my wish was not for ill to befall him, whether or not it already has.

episode said,

Care to explain?

Jobs and his rather anal control over devices made by Apple is well known. As to his other quirks, I leave you to your own devices to find out,

SoCalRox said,

Jobs and his rather anal control over devices made by Apple is well known. As to his other quirks, I leave you to your own devices to find out,

You mean to say his anal control over devices made by Apple that turned them into the most profitable tech company in the world? Sounds more like your preference is that Apple not be as successful as they were, and losing Steve will make your preference closer to a reality.

episode said,

Care to explain?

I think he has the right to dislike someone, and was clearly not trolling as he seemed genuinely to care about his health. I don't think there's need for a debate.

Shadrack said,

You mean to say his anal control over devices made by Apple that turned them into the most profitable tech company in the world?

The eternal dilemma is money versus. soul. You cannot have both. Apple had soul. Now they have money.

Fid said,
Poor Steve... something is seriously up with him then.
Indeed, though I hope he takes back as CEO, once he recovers.
But that's just wishful thinking on my behalf.

FMH said,
Indeed, though I hope he takes back as CEO, once he recovers.
But that's just wishful thinking on my behalf.

that is not likely.. he is stepping down because they probably poured millions into his treatment for cancer.. he would stay if he was going to recover.. he will probably only be around for a few more months or years.

Lachlan said,

that is not likely.. he is stepping down because they probably poured millions into his treatment for cancer.. he would stay if he was going to recover.. he will probably only be around for a few more months or years.

Well, you never know.

Lachlan said,

he is stepping down because they probably poured millions into his treatment for cancer..



Cannot quite believed the amount of FUD that is within these comments!

r3stle55 said,


Cannot quite believed the amount of FUD that is within these comments!

What FUD? He had cancer and have you seen him lately? He is not a well man.

djdanster said,
Wow.... that was unexpected...
Yeah. As much as fanboys can drive me nuts, I still like many Apple products and credit Apples obvious success to Steve. Hopefully his influence will continue to foster new and innovative products. Even if you don't like Apple it's hard to argue with the fact that their role has been good for all of us by forcing change and making the competition be more innovative and creative.

Tom said,
I would imagine because of his health?
Probably a combination of that and general lack of energy. Running a company is a lot of work. Apple has grown at an alarming rate, I'm sure his responsibilities as CEO were getting in the way of his recovery. I'm also sure he will be around for many more years.

Tom said,
I would imagine because of his health?

Yeah. Hopefully his health will improve, and maybe by stepping down he'll be able to rest and recuperate as he needs...

M_Lyons10 said,

Yeah. Hopefully his health will improve, and maybe by stepping down he'll be able to rest and recuperate as he needs...

If his health was improving, he wouldn't be stepping down. It's really that simple.

excalpius said,

If his health was improving, he wouldn't be stepping down. It's really that simple.

Well, I'm still wishing for the best for him regardless. Cancer treatments take a lot out of you, so I'd imagine keeping up with the pace of his duties is rather difficult at the moment. Maybe by allowing himself to relax more his health will be able to improve.

Jondalar said,

love this article looks like its from apple. Quote: Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. .....Arguable on this point

Wow...

Jondalar said,

love this article looks like its from apple. Quote: Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. .....Arguable on this point

That article is from Apple. Look at the source.