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.
I’ve been waiting for the iPad 2 announcement for a while; I knew it was coming and I figured I’d wait until the second generation to jump into the device with my own. It’s supposedly great for consuming but I actually plan to use it quite a bit for music production. I’ll report back once I actually get one.
Apple has published a letter from Steve Jobs describing Apple’s reasoning behind ditching Flash and adopting open standards going forward…
Perhaps Adobe should focus more on creating great HTML5 tools for the future, and less on criticizing Apple for leaving the past behind.
I think this pretty much puts the nail in the coffin on this discussion. Kudos to Apple for the well-worded transparency.