今天苹果（Apple）董事会正式宣布，乔布斯由于健康原因，正式卸任苹果 CEO，目前的 COO – Tim Cook 将接手这个位置，不过乔布斯仍然会继续担任董事会主席。
卸任 CEO 后，乔布斯不再参与到繁杂的日常工作，作为董事会主席，他最多还会起到一个指引方向，制定战略的作用。然而随着与一线的逐渐疏远，苹果的乔布斯色彩将不断褪去，可以这么说，苹果的乔布斯时代已经到了尾声，紧接着的，是 Tim Cook 的时代。
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.
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.