So ahead of his time. How many people will bite Apples in a future without Jobs?

Background

A shocking surprise statement was made yesterday from top Apple CEO Steve Jobs regarding his retirement from his CEO position. Statement excerpt: “..[I] 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.” For more info on this article click here. Unfortunately, that day has come. This development marks the end of the career of a man that has arguably redefined Apple as a fighting contender to Windows operating systems with commercials such as the “Are You a PC or Mac?” campaigns and products like the iMac. Mr. Jobs has recently  recovered from pancreatic cancer which has prevented him from showing up at various recent Apple presentations. He has been on medical leave since January 2011 and has been elected to continue acting as chairman of the board at Apple but is sadly resigning the CEO position to former COO, Tim Cook. Article info: click here.

What This Means for Apple.

In Apple’s most recent Q3 period earning statement it has broken its own record by raking in $28.57 billion in revenue. Apple sold 20.24 million iPhones and 9.25 million iPads. Both were products innovated and introduced into the market by Steve Jobs. Article info: click here. On Thursday Apple stock fell about 1% due to the retirement announcement. In addition to affecting these financial numbers in the future, the resignation of Steve Jobs is being foreseen to affect the feel of future product introductions from Apple. According to PCMag.com contributing writer, Sara Yin, Jobs has been responsible for giving Apple a charismatic, confident face in the presentations of its newest product lines. She continues to outline several downright hilarious and noteworthy moments in Steve Jobs career that show just how difficult it is going to be to fill the recent CEO’s shoes. For links to memorable Steve Jobs moments: click here.

 
 
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Goodbye Steve we will miss your humor and savvy presentation skills!

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