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Steve Jobs Resigns as CEO

Last posted Aug 27, 2011 at 02:40AM EDT. Added Aug 24, 2011 at 07:47PM EDT
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Just an hour ago it was announced Steve Jobs resigned as Apple’s CEO.
More info and his resignation letter.

Here is a video by Chris Pirillo replying to the news:

What do you guys think? What will be of Apple now?

Last edited Aug 24, 2011 at 08:05PM EDT
Aug 24, 2011 at 07:47PM EDT
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I heard he was given only 24 hours to live.
This is just a rumor of course.

Aug 24, 2011 at 07:48PM EDT
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Maybe now we’ll get some quality Apple products now rather than a new one being shit out every 6 months when it’s the same exact product. (If he’s dying, that’s terrible. If not, oh well.)

Aug 24, 2011 at 07:53PM EDT
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Omomon wrote:

I heard he was given only 24 hours to live.
This is just a rumor of course.

I doubt he’ll be dying anytime soon, he requested to stay on as Chairman of the Board.

Aug 24, 2011 at 08:06PM EDT
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I was shocked when I heard about it, but it’s not surprising given his health problems. Thus, I shed manly tears.

What will happen now?

Aug 24, 2011 at 09:52PM EDT
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The strange fact is that a day before his resignation, there was an Anti-Mac thread on 4chan

Last edited Aug 24, 2011 at 09:57PM EDT
Aug 24, 2011 at 09:56PM EDT
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I’m sorry for Steve Jobs and his pancreas, but mostly I’m worried about Apple. Many economists pointed out that Apple will still be a great big company, but its creativity edge will be loss without Steve Jobs.
Also the news sites and blogs all have different opinions on what Apple will become without Steve Jobs. Take a look.

Aug 24, 2011 at 10:34PM EDT
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That last google result is quite funny, but very true. I think Apple is one of America’s most important companies and if it goes down America will go deeper into the hole of us ‘not making/exporting anything’. My friend told me that he had resigned from apple a few months ago, I guess this shows how wrong he was.

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Aug 24, 2011 at 11:07PM EDT
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I’m confident that Apple will still be as thriving as ever, even without Jobs as CEO. I read up on Tim Cook, who’s the new heir to the Apple throne. This will apparently make Cook the most powerful gay man in America.

In a tragic moment for Steve Jobs, there is a bright spot: Tim Cook, who will succeed Jobs as Apple’s CEO, is an incredibly thorough and detail oriented boss who has revolutionized the way computers are assembled and steadily held the confidence of Apple’s employees and partners. He is also, as we reported in January, destined to become an icon for gay advancement.

Aug 24, 2011 at 11:19PM EDT
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Doc wrote:

I’m confident that Apple will still be as thriving as ever, even without Jobs as CEO. I read up on Tim Cook, who’s the new heir to the Apple throne. This will apparently make Cook the most powerful gay man in America.

In a tragic moment for Steve Jobs, there is a bright spot: Tim Cook, who will succeed Jobs as Apple’s CEO, is an incredibly thorough and detail oriented boss who has revolutionized the way computers are assembled and steadily held the confidence of Apple’s employees and partners. He is also, as we reported in January, destined to become an icon for gay advancement.

Nothing wrong with that in my opinion (no need for a flame war).

Aug 24, 2011 at 11:25PM EDT
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Tim Cook is the perfect man for the job. Heck, he looks like Steve Jobs with more hair!

Aug 24, 2011 at 11:46PM EDT
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Honestly, he is just a CEO stepping down.

Whether or not this will benefit or damage apple shall soon be discovered.

Aug 24, 2011 at 11:49PM EDT
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Sgt Prankenstein wrote:

how old is he?

56 years of age.

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Aug 25, 2011 at 12:45AM EDT
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Really, that is awful. I am pretty sad! ;( I am all into Apple products, and now… :(. Well… i hope Tim Cook will not add and not allow Gay Porn on apple tv or any products. I really want Jobs to come back. But oh well, we will see how it will unfold, on a good side i hope. :)

Aug 25, 2011 at 04:24AM EDT
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Edward Rech. wrote:

Really, that is awful. I am pretty sad! ;( I am all into Apple products, and now… :(. Well… i hope Tim Cook will not add and not allow Gay Porn on apple tv or any products. I really want Jobs to come back. But oh well, we will see how it will unfold, on a good side i hope. :)

Aug 25, 2011 at 09:17AM EDT
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Suiseiseki     wrote:

Well… i was saying my word… but yes, JUST STUPID. :)

Aug 25, 2011 at 09:52AM EDT
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Doc wrote:

I doubt he’ll be dying anytime soon, he requested to stay on as Chairman of the Board.

I wouldn’t make conclusions that fast. This picture was was taken today, two days after resignation.

Source: STEVE JOBS After the Resignation

Last edited Aug 26, 2011 at 04:31PM EDT
Aug 26, 2011 at 04:29PM EDT
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I feel sorry for the guy, but also I don’t care about the fate of Apple. I just got a 640 GB external hard drive for £50, but if Apple made one it would probably cost £500, and that is true. Whether this has anything to do with Mr Jobs is unclear to me. The only time I bought an Apple product it broke within 2 weeks, compared to a Samsung MP3 player which I got for £40 and is still working just as well as on the first day.
I genuinely don’t have anything against him, but you wouldn’t walk into a house on an estate in a run down area of town, and find a kid playing on his Apple Mac. I don’t have a Mac. I like the things Macs do, but, it’s completely of the table for me. When I get a new computer, I get one every 5 years, and never have I considered buying a Mac. I could get more from a £400 laptop than a £1500 Desktop Mac. The fact is, no matter how great an inspiring Steve Jobs is, his computers are for the rich few, and unobtainable and the only place I’ve ever used a Mac is in PC World and hotel lobbies.

Aug 26, 2011 at 06:50PM EDT
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For one part it is bad, to be sick of Cancer is not a joke.
But for other part, Jobs always acted as a dick, ruining thousand of families..

Aug 26, 2011 at 07:14PM EDT
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I heard that last time Steve Jobs went to a hospital he got a new iV.

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Aug 26, 2011 at 07:17PM EDT
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Aug 26, 2011 at 07:46PM EDT
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Edward Rech. wrote:

Really, that is awful. I am pretty sad! ;( I am all into Apple products, and now… :(. Well… i hope Tim Cook will not add and not allow Gay Porn on apple tv or any products. I really want Jobs to come back. But oh well, we will see how it will unfold, on a good side i hope. :)

Well… i hope Tim Cook will not add and not allow Gay Porn on apple tv or any products.

You think that just because he’s gay he’ll want to add gay porn to stuff?

Last edited Aug 26, 2011 at 07:49PM EDT
Aug 26, 2011 at 07:48PM EDT
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Philip J. Fry wrote:

Well… i hope Tim Cook will not add and not allow Gay Porn on apple tv or any products.

You think that just because he’s gay he’ll want to add gay porn to stuff?

Well, of course! Don’t straight guys add straight porn to everything?

Oh, I forgot to add something for my fellow robots!

Oh, momma, that’s hot…


Oooo, kinky!


Heh, heh, group action; so awesome.

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Aug 26, 2011 at 10:26PM EDT
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I hope the best for his health and everything, but for the company, nothing of value was lost. I just hope the new guy doesn’t start “innovating” the new iPad along with the rest of the market even quicker than Apple did before.

Aug 27, 2011 at 02:40AM EDT
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