25 August 2011, Steve Jobs Resigned
25 August 2011 is the day Apple and all Apple fanboys will remember. Today Steve Jobs resign as CEO from Apple, and Tim Cook took over. Although news exploded around the world, saying that Apple will change or die off due to Steve Jobs stepping down, but I seriously don’t think so. Steve Jobs is now Chairman of Board of Apple, he still have lots of say and decision making capability in Apple.
Steve Jobs has not been feeling too well since his liver gave way, although he managed to had a liver transplant, but he’s health never really return fully. Because of that he was on and off in office, I’m sure he is spending more time at home resting, but still make most of the important decision in Apple. But this can’t go for long, Steve Jobs knows that, lots of things still need to have a CEO physically in office, or around the world to make sure things goes as planned.
Decision to step down as CEO
Making this decision might be one of the biggest ever for Steve Jobs, no one love Apple as much as him, no one cares and wants Apple to be as successful as him. To be able to make this decision, he must have made sure his current team with Tim Cook leading will be able to bring Apple to new heights.
Chairman of Apple’s Board
Although Steve Jobs will not be highly involved in the day to day decision making of Apple, but as chairman of Board, he still holds very huge strategic decision’s power. I will assume Tim Cook will still have to report to him, let him review products and decide when is the time for new product release.
My thoughts of Apple’s Future
It can’t get any better in my point of view. Having Steve Jobs as more of a advisory role, and Tim Cook there to run the day to day business. I’m sure things will only get better! Apple’s Executive Team have not changed much except Steve’s stepped down. Thus I have no worries on Apple’s future, and more innovative products will be launch very soon!