Steve Jobs retires as Apple CEO, replaced by Tim Cook

Well, well, well… isn’t this just the latest in “wow” news from the mobile world. Steve Jobs, Apple CEO, Founder, and overall grand master of Apple, Inc. has just resigned as CEO. In his place will be Tim Cook, Apple’s previous Chief Operating Officer. The Apple Board of Directors made this announcement mere minutes ago.

According to Art Levinson, Chairman of Genentech,

“Steve’s extraordinary vision and leadership saved Apple and guided it to its position as the world’s most innovative and valuable technology company. Steve has made countless contributions to Apple’s success, and he has attracted and inspired Apple’s immensely creative employees and world class executive team. In his new role as Chairman of the Board, Steve will continue to serve Apple with his unique insights, creativity and inspiration.”

So what does this mean for the mobile space? With such a huge player as Apple changing so dramatically, it’s hard to tell. Will Apple continue on its warpath to patent out the universe? Will mobile continue to be as big a part of Apple’s game plan? Time will give all these answers. All we know is that we’re reeling from the news. We knew the day was coming, we just weren’t sure when. Hopefully, this could be another major break for Google to part the waters and continue in the growth pattern they’ve been seeing for so long.

Here’s to you, Steve Jobs. We wish you well, but hope this proves to be a major stepping stone for Android. What do you think this means for the mobile space? Let us know in the comments below.

[via yahoo]

  • Clyde Hyde Duncan Torres

    Nooooooooooooooooo……….ooooo!!!! It’s d end of the world!! LoL

  • Richard Yarrell

    Regardless of rather I like apple products or even purchase apple products doesn’t even matter here. This is a sad day in technology land and I’m sure that he didn’t want to go out in this manner. He must know that he’s coming to the end of his fight and based on that I can only wish him and his family godspeed.


      I AGREE-100% Here!

  • Gregory Opera

    Steve Jobs created Apple, then left… Apple was literally ready to declare bankrupcy, then Steve Jobs came back and single-handedly turned Apple into the empire it is today!

    I wonder if they can keep this up, now that Steve has stepped down?

  • Side Saddle JimBob

    Jobs is Apple, Apple is Jobs! They’ll be running on fumes for a few years… maybe. Then after that.. *POOF*