Wonder why Steve was a no-show at the Apple convention this week? Steve Jobs 1955-2011.
Jobs co-founded Apple Computer in 1976 and, with his childhood friend Steve Wozniak, marketed what was considered the world’s first personal computer, the Apple II. Industry watchers called him a master innovator — perhaps on a par with Thomas Edison — changing the worlds of computing, recorded music and communications.
In 2004, he beat back an unusual form of pancreatic cancer, and in 2009 he was forced to get a liver transplant. After several years of failing health, Jobs announced on Aug. 24, 2011 that he was stepping down as Apple’s chief executive. “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,” Jobs wrote in his letter of resignation. “Unfortunately, that day has come.”
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Steve Jobs has officially resigned from his job as CEO of Apple, though he has been elected Chairman. Tim Cook, Apple’s long-time COO, who acted as CEO during Steve Jobs’ medical leaves will replace Jobs as CEO.
Apple’s Board of Directors today announced that Steve Jobs has resigned as Chief Executive Officer, and the Board has named Tim Cook, previously Apple’s Chief Operating Officer, as the company’s new CEO. Jobs has been elected Chairman of the Board and Cook will join the Board, effective immediately. “Steve’s extraordinary vision and leadership saved Apple and guided it to its position as the world’s most innovative and valuable technology company. Steve’s extraordinary vision and leadership saved Apple and guided it to its position as the world’s most innovative and valuable technology company,” said Art Levinson, Chairman of Genentech, on behalf of Apple’s Board. “Steve has made countless contributions to Apple’s success, and he has attracted and inspired Apple’s immensely creative employees and world class executive team. In his new role as Chairman of the Board, Steve will continue to serve Apple with his unique insights, creativity and inspiration.” Continue reading “Steve resigns his Job with Apple” Steve resigns his Job wit…
The proof that Steve Jobs knew about the antenna problem, and now he’s giving away free iPhone 4 cases to fix it. Way to go, sort of. Kudos Apple, for lying to us for a month before admitting fault.
Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs says the company knew that its iPhone 4 would lose signal when held a certain way and didn’t think it would be a big issue. He offered customers a case to fix the problem.
Jobs said Apple is “working our butts off” to figure out the problem, which he called “Antennagate.” Some rival phones have the same glitch as the iPhone 4, he said today at the company’s headquarters in Cupertino, California. The company scheduled the event after users complained about losing reception when they held their phones in the lower- left corner. Every iPhone 4 buyer will get a free rubberized case called a Bumper, and people who already bought the accessory will get a refund, Jobs said. Customers can return their iPhone 4 for a full refund within 30 days if they’re still unsatisfied. “We care about all of our users, and we won’t stop until every one of them is happy,” Jobs said. “This is blown so out of proportion, that this is incredible.”
Apple aims to burnish the image of the iPhone after Consumer Reports opted not to recommend the phone, blaming the antenna glitch. The iPhone accounts for about 40 percent of revenue, making it a bigger moneymaker than the Macintosh computer or iPod. An Apple engineer warned Jobs last year that the metal antenna surrounding the phone might interfere with calls, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.