It was a long time coming. Steve Jobs has resigned as CEO and taken up a position as Chairman. Apple stocks took a nose dive after the news and rightly so. Apple was a failing company after Jobs left before and then his return catapulted them to one of the leading global brands. He’ll be missed, if not for his technical knowledge and understanding of the industry then he will for the effect he has on the media. Will the yearly Apple announcements be the same with someone else giving the speech? I think not.
Jobs has been battling a rare form of pancreatic cancer for years now so one would imagine that has something to do with his decision. As much as I may not agree with where Apple has brought the industry, and I certainly don’t agree with the entire closed systems, but there is no denying that Jobs has made Apple a big game changer and spurned on competition from others (ignoring their current anti-competitive tactics).