So the savior of Apple is no longer the CEO. And even with Steve stepping down, I’m sure this won’t change anything. Apple has planted a seed through the iPhone that can never be removed.
The only thing I care for is the Mac product line. Android still rules when it comes to mobile OS as far as I care.
Steve himself published the following letter:
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.
Full press release: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110824006503/en/Letter-Steve-Jobs