In a short statement, Steve Jobs has resigned as CEO of Apple as he feels he can no longer meet his ‘duties and expectations’ which the role requires.
His statement is reminiscent of the final post by Ivan Noble, a journalist whose online diary followed the ups and downs of treatment for a malignant brain tumour.
His named successor, Tim Cook, who has been in the role since January, and the designer Jonathan Ive, creator of many of the product’s in the successful post-iMac era, will ensure that Apple continues to flourish and that its ‘brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it’.
One thing will never be the same though. We may never hear him speak those famous words ‘just one more thing’ again.
I wish him all the best for his future health.