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Steve Jobs steps down as Apple CEO, wants to remain Chairman

0. phoneArena posted on 24 Aug 2011, 19:41

Steve Jobs, in a resignation letter hinting at health problems, has stepped down as CEO of Apple and has suggested that COO Tim Cook take over; Jobs asked to remain as Chairman of the company and continue to be an employee of the company he co-founded...

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posted on 24 Aug 2011, 20:02 5

12. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)

cApple Empire begins to crumble..........NOW!!

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 20:07 13

15. oddmanout (Posts: 442; Member since: 22 May 2009)

Not even... You think 1 guy is the only reason for Apple's success over the years?

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 20:16 9

20. remixfa (Posts: 14604; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

yea actually. when he left the first time apple was riding high.. then without him it fell appart and nearly went bankrupt. Jobs came back and saved the company (and sold a third of it to MS for capital) bringing it to its huge current status.

I hate the man, the company, its viewpoints and all apple products, but from a pure business standpoint hes someone to be admired.

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 20:32 1

27. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

Err i agree with you he did alot but apple still will be apple.

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 08:12 3

54. remixfa (Posts: 14604; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

time will tell.. but if history is a precedent.. apple may be in for some turbulence.

the great thing about one man being so involved the way Jobs was, is that he was on top of every little detail to make sure its right.. the bad thing about it is when he leaves, there are going to have to be multiple people to replace him, some of which may "share" his vision, but dont "have" his vision.

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 20:33 2

28. oddmanout (Posts: 442; Member since: 22 May 2009)

My bad, I forgot apple was a one man company.

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 20:06 3

14. Gcombs (Posts: 133; Member since: 22 Aug 2011)

Steve may step down as CEO but he's still going to be involved with Apple products and services.

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 20:08 4

16. Gcombs (Posts: 133; Member since: 22 Aug 2011)

Maybe he will buy WEB OS from HP and start something new. lol

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 20:10 4

17. frustyak (Posts: 223; Member since: 08 Mar 2010)

Good luck and best wishes to Steve as he moves on with the next chapter in his life.
Pancreatic cancer is a vicious killer, my thoughts and prayers go out to him...

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 20:18 2

21. CivicSi89 (Posts: 349; Member since: 23 Jul 2011)

No matter how MUCH you HATE Apple, Steve still innovated the consumer electronics space so much we would not be at where we are today. The way we interact with our devices would be different. This isn't about Apple, this is an icon leaving the industry.
Cancer is nothing to play around with. i truly hope he is ok. or gets better.
Android Fanboy here. Never been a big fan of the Iphone. But i Love my Macbook Pro.

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 20:20 2

22. rbyham (Posts: 7; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)

Things like this remind me what really matters. At the end of the day it ain't about phones, companies, or business success/failure. A fellow human faces a life threatening medical crisis... everything else is mirage... Steve you are in my prayers...

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 20:20 2

23. oddmanout (Posts: 442; Member since: 22 May 2009)

For every successful man lies a pack of haters. I love my android phone but even I don't have the malevolence to wish death on someone. You people are evil lol. I mean to not like the guy is one thing but some of you are taking it a little too far.

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 20:25 2

24. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

He has done a great job. Now its time for him to passage the flag to the new generations we may never seen someone like him again. Hope the person that replaces him understands that. No one should be asked to wear jobs shoes as one might fall , but get new shoes to walk alongside with the times. One thing I would like the CEO to copy from jobs it's being true to themselves as we don't need another Steve but someone who will make him proud

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 20:27 3

25. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Steve Jobs needs to take care of his health more than just being a CEO truly great guy.

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 20:37 6

30. xmguy11 (unregistered)

Jobs is a legend. Not just for pioneering personal computers. But for being the driving force behind the modern Smartphone. I don't even like Apple products. I have an Android phone. I see what the man has done. I like others hope he's not stepping down because of health reasons.

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 20:39 3

31. htc (unregistered)

I don't really like apple too but jobs deserves respect

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 20:56 2

33. Goldeneye (Posts: 419; Member since: 22 Jan 2011)

He will be in the modern history for a very long time, he is one of the most important people in the tech industry period

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 21:08 1

34. ken (unregistered)

One of his biggest blunders : itune....I seriously hope itune will go away as he steps down. He is one extraordinary man afterall, Good luck Steve.

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 22:12 3

36. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

The man deserves recognition for being an extraordinary businessman. Beyond that though, there are others deserving of just as much as if not greater respect.

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 22:36 3

39. jcoberg10 (Posts: 112; Member since: 30 Oct 2009)

Why respect a man because he is "dying" if you had rspect for him before great if you didn't no big deal but don't change your stance just because he is ill. Apple can not be complimented for revolutionizing the industry when they are currently trying to take it down. In fact they have done more harm to the industry than help. They have created an army of customers that have no idea the capabilities of a smartphone. And have taken such a large share of the profits they have put many other companies out of business. They don't care about the consumer only their bottom line.

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 10:26 2

61. corporateJP (Posts: 2458; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)

Preach on, brother!

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 23:41 1

41. htc (unregistered)

There's one more thing job have to do now set up fundings to help people like Bill gates did ....I mean us consumers gave a lot to Apple ,they should do something now that US is in such financial crisis

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 23:47

42. RicNP (Posts: 32; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

I can see a green robot, with a crown and a throne in the future. Specially after SJ news today and Google buying Motorola, RIM performing poorly and Web OS being canceled. Even if Mango turns out to be great (and I think it will) it will take a lot of resources to slow down the momentum Android has right now.

Hate rush in 1,2,3,4....5

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 05:27 1

50. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)

bada will bring down Androids market share to 30 % by 2015, so don't get to exited.

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 08:12 3

55. remixfa (Posts: 14604; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


thanks peter.. i needed a good laugh this morning. :)

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 13:50

69. RicNP (Posts: 32; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

I award you with 253 internets for making me laugh

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 23:49 1

44. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)

Again, it's amazing to see android fans in here. Haters will hate.

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 08:13 3

56. remixfa (Posts: 14604; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

i dont see too much hating going on in here. most people seem to be pretty respectful.

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 23:57 2

45. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 2009)

Well, I hope his health takes a turn for the better. No matter how any of us may feel about the company, Steve Jobs is a visionary. Without him who knows where technology would technology would be right now. Keep fighting Steve!

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 00:58 1

47. htc (unregistered)

I hope he get well too. But no there would still be smartphones even without him...

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