It was announced by Apple’s Board of Director, Steve Jobs has resigned as Apple’s Chief Executive Officer and his position will be taken by Tim Cook (COO), effective immediately as reported.
However, Jobs will not be leaving Apple completely as he is being elected as Chairman of the Board and will still be contributing his unique creative ideas and insights to serve Apple.
Tim Cook, whose previous stints include Compaq and IBM, is the head of Apple’s Macintosh division, and responsible for Apple’s international marketing and worldwide sales.
Cook, who was the natural candidate for Job’s replacement, is the man behind Apple’s supply chain, sales activities, and service and support in all markets and countries.
Although resigned from the role of CEO, Jobs will still be a part of Apple’s Board, and highly recommended Cook as his replacement.
Jobs was in the news early this year due to a “indefinite medical leave of absence” which had the whole media world buzzing. During this period, cook took on Jobs’ work on a temporary basis.
Jobs’ previous medical history includes Pancreatic cancer as well as a liver transplant. In 2004, Jobs contracted Pancreatic Cancer, which he beat. Then Jobs underwent a liver transplant in 2009, and also made a full recovery. During Jobs’ absence in 2009, then COO Tim Cook took over Apple’s day-to-day activities.
But our main concern here, will the iPhone 5 release date be delayed due to this matters?