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Steve Jobs' resignation letter

Silicon Valley legend resigned as CEO of Apple after a 14-year reign at US tech giant

Steve Jobs' resignation letter
Steve Jobs on Wednesday resigned as CEO of Apple in a stunning move that ended his 14-year reign at the company he co-founded in a garage (Getty Images)

Following is a letter from Steve Jobs who resigned on Wednesday as chief executive officer of technology giant Apple Inc:

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

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