Steve Jobs, the two time CEO of Apple, has officially sent out his two weeks resignation notice to the board. The actual reasons for his resignation are still unknown, but we can only speculate that his health had something to do with his leave.
Back in January he left for a medical leave and returned back to the company when they launched the iPad 2 back in March, he’s been at the company since March, but earlier today Steve sent out the following memorandum:
CUPERTINO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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.
So that’s that for now, I can only imagine all the things that will be happening in the future as apple continues to grow and expand with new ideas from Tim Cook.