Without getting into too much details here I’ll go ahead and throw up the entire open letter for everyone to read.
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.
Shocking news to say the least. While it has been known for a while that Steve had been dealing with a few health issues this has came without warning and is a huge surprise to everyone. This is a sad day in the technology world, even though we love all things Android here Apple played a large role in the success of Android. Apple has confirmed that Jobs will indeed stay on as Chairman. More details as this story develops.