Steve Jobs is 55-years-old and has been suffering from pancreatic cancer, as reported by PBS. He has been on medical leave since January 17, 2011 and he has recently (just hours ago) announced his resignation as Apple’s CEO in a Press Release:
” PRESS RELEASE: Letter from Steve Jobs
August 24, 2011-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.
Wonder how Apple lover Youtube star iJustine will respond to this news, she loves Steve Jobs! As I write this post from my MacBook Pro, I hope that all goes well for Jobs and prayers go out to his family as they help and support him through his cancer treatment.