15/01/2009

Steve Jobs steps down as CEO

It's only temporary (currently until the end of June) while he sorts out his health problems - that's what Mr Jobs stated in a memo to Apple employees.

Analysts are saying the departure may be longer.

Most companies wouldn't really care if the CEO departed (or had a break), but Jobs is seen as the thing that makes Apple what it is and it cant work without him. Jobs does take an active interest in what goes on in Apple, but as any company it can go on without him.

Most of what Apple is regarded for is based on the design of the products and that's mainly down to Jonathon Ives who is their Product Design guru (and of course a Brit).

It's sad that Jobs is ill, but it shouldn't affect how Apple works - hopefully shareholders will take that view too.
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