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Steve Jobs resigns as Apple CEO but stays on as Chairman, Tim Cook is the new CEO

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This news is inevitable but still many are surprised. Thank you Steve Jobs for your many and great creations that change the world. Here’s the letter from Steve Jobs:

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.

Steve

Apple:  Steve Jobs Reigns as CEO of Apple

Apple: Letter from Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs: A Biography by Walter Isaacson available on Nov 21, 2011

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Steve Jobs: A Biography by Walter Isaacson is the first authorized biography which was reported to release March 6, 2012. However Barnes & Noble has updated the release date to Nov 21, 2011, together with an overview and book cover as above.

Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues this book chronicles the rollercoaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

Published by Simon & Schuster, the book will be 448 pages long. Amazon.com has updated the book cover but the available date remains at March 6, 2012.

Pre-order Steve Jobs: A Biography hardcopy or Kindle edition at Amazon.com

 

Steve Jobs’ authorized biography has a new title “Steve Jobs: A Biography”

Originally titled “iSteve: The Book of Jobs” by publisher Simon & Schuster, the only authorized biography of Steve Jobs is now renamed by its author Walter Issacson to a more elegant title “Steve Jobs: A Biography”.

The title will be released on March 6, 2012 but already its pre-order has pushed the title into top 20 for best selling business titles on Amazon.com.

Pre-order Steve Jobs: A Biography hardcopy or Kindle edition on Amazon.com

Steve Jobs to present WWDC keynote Monday June 6 on Mac OS X Lion, iOS 5 and iCloud

Apple has issued a press release announcing that Steve Jobs will be presenting the keynote come this Monday June 6 at WWDC. Mac OS X Lion, iOS 5 and iCloud (the follow-up to MobileMe) will be detailed. All three products are rumored to debut on WWDC and Apple silenced the rumor mill in one clean stroke. This is a rare move by Apple PR to announce yet unreleased products, especially iCloud. If your MobileMe account has just expired, it’s best to wait for any iCloud announcement next week. Many are hopeful that some part of iCloud will be offered free.

Apple® CEO Steve Jobs and a team of Apple executives will kick off the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) with a keynote address on Monday, June 6 at 10:00 a.m. At the keynote, Apple will unveil its next generation software – Lion, the eighth major release of Mac OS® X; iOS 5, the next version of Apple’s advanced mobile operating system which powers the iPad®, iPhone® and iPod touch®; and iCloud®, Apple’s upcoming cloud services offering.

Apple Press Release

Authorized biography “iSteve: The Book of Jobs” coming in early 2012

Simon & Schuster announced Sunday that the long-rumored authorized biography of Steve Jobs “iSteve: The Book of Jobs” will be published in early 2012. Written by Walter Isaacson, this is the first book on Steve Jobs with the man’s authorization and participation.

“This is the perfect match of subject and author, and it is certain to be a landmark book about one of the world’s greatest innovators,” Jonathan Karp, publisher of Simon & Schuster, said in a statement. “Just as he did with Einstein and Benjamin Franklin, Walter Isaacson is telling a unique story of revolutionary genius.”

Via ABC News

Steve Jobs business card circa 1979

Steve Jobs namecard

Pascal Finette, Director at Mozilla Lab, took a photo of Steve Jobs’s business card circa 1979 after a colleague brought the card into work. He noted:

  • Steve Jobs is using “Steven” as his name. His full name is Steven Paul Jobs.
  • There is no color on the card, but there is an embossed Apple logo.
  • The address is a street from current Apple campus at 1 Infinite Loop.
  • The phone number on the card is still Apple’s main switch board number.

Pascal Finette’s tweet where he first posted the photo

Link to high resolution business card photo