As we know from a short letter addressed to the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community yesterday, Steve Jobs resigned as CEO of Apple. As per Steve’s recommendation, the Apple board appointed COO Tim Cook as CEO.
Considering that Cook filled in for Jobs during previous medical leaves including the one this year, the move to appoint Cook as successor wasn’t unexpected. As requested, Apple also elected Jobs as Chairman of the Board and will remain with Apple in that capacity, effective immediately. Cook will also join the Board.