Don't read that title as a plural!
PRESS RELEASE: Letter from Steve JobsHopefully I'll still be using Apple products 5 years from now, instead of Google-branded things. Apple's nicer. I'm glad I didn't buy any Apple stock though, because tonight it's tanking.
August 24, 2011–To the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community:
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.
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.