Apple Life

August 24, 2011

That’s a day a lot of us will remember. It’s the day Steve Jobs stepped down as CEO of Apple. I wanted to record it here because all the talk on Twitter will disappear at some point and I want a permanent record of it.

Here’s the full text of his letter.

Steve in the early years.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 wish him well. I really, really, do. Forget about Apple, Apple will be just fine, I’m more worried about the condition of the man.

By Rob Fahrni

Husband / Father / Developer