Steve Jobs resigned as Apple CEO 5 years ago tomorrow

Apple’s post-Steve Jobs leadership era began officially on Aug. 24, 2011 – five years ago tomorrow — with the announcement of his resignation and the appointment of Tim Cook as new CEO.

The news of his resignation, while not unexpected, was momentous.

Jobs made the announcement in a letter addressed to “the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community” and posted to the company’s website:

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.

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Network World Paul McNamara