Apple have released a press release announcing that the CEO and technology leader Steve Jobs is to leave Apple.

Apple have released a press release announcing that the CEO and technology leader Steve Jobs is to leave Apple and be replaced by Tim Cook. The press release reads:

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.

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