It Was Inevitable, But I’m Still Shocked And Saddened By Steve’s Resignation [Opinion]

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Here are some quick thoughts about Steve Jobs’ resignation…

Steve’s stepping down has been some time coming, but it’s still a shock. We all knew he would be standing down eventually, but that was at some point in the future. Maybe next year, or the year after. It was a shock to hear he’s stepping down. And obviously, it doesn’t bode well for his health.

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What Will Happen To Apple Under The Leadership of Tim Cook? [Poll]

What Will Happen To Apple Under The Leadership of Tim Cook? [Poll]

Steve Jobs has suddenly surprised everyone and resigned as Apple’s CEO. It is really difficult to imagine Apple without Steve Jobs, but here we are so now nothing is left to the imagination. So what will happen now under the leadership of Tim Cook?

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“Thanks, Steve” Awesome Tribute to Steve Jobs [Pic of the Day]

“Thanks, Steve” Awesome Tribute to Steve Jobs [Pic of the Day]

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When a photo is worth 1,000 words…

Apple Shares Plummet in After-Hours Trading

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Apple stock plummeted during after-hours trading today after Steve Jobs announced his resignation.

Trading was frozen at $376.18 a share for Apple, before the Steve Jobs announced his resignation after the closing bell struck on Wall Street today. Shares tumbled after news of Jobs’s resignation, and had already fallen over five percent, or $19, by 5 P.M. PDT.

Apple shares were up a half percent from opening before the news. How far they fall before morning should give some indication of how much the public believes Steve=Apple. Follow the shares here.

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“I made some of the best friends of my life at Apple,” Steve says

“I made some of the best friends of my life at Apple,” Steve says

Apple has posted Steve Jobs’ resignation letter (and no, apparently there’s not an app for that). Like you’d expect, it’s short and sweet. Full text below.

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Apple doesn’t do Twitter, but Steve Jobs stepping down is killing the trending topics

Apple doesn’t do Twitter, but Steve Jobs stepping down is killing the trending topics
Steve Jobs and Apple may not have an official presence on Twitter but within minutes of his resignation as CEO, the Cupertino company is a trending topic.

Four out of the five trending topics were Apple-related at this writing: CEO of Apple, Tim Cook and STEVE JOBS RESIGNS (caps not ours).

While it’s not surprising that a shift at the helm of the one of the world’s most powerful companies trends on the microblogging service, it’s still surprising to see how fast it happened.

We’re going to skip over all the iQuit jokes; a few of our favorites so far:

“Steve Jobs sets all-time high-score on second attempt, retires undefeated.” Matthew Vosburgh

“Steve Jobs’ resignation as CEO of Apple should be no surprise to anyone. It’s been listed on page 46 of iTunes terms & conditions for weeks.” Bill Walton

“Steve Jobs has done more to change our world, the flow of information, technology, the economy and perception of what is possible…” Mark Davidson

Steve Jobs Resigns As CEO Of Apple, Names COO Tim Cook His Successor [Breaking]

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Surprising news today from Cupertino that Steve Jobs resigned as CEO of Apple, Inc. Jobs has stepped down and the board is naming Tim Cook as his replacement. The company said, “Steve extraordinary vision and leadership saved Apple and guided it to its position as the world’s most innovative and valuable technology company, ” and Jobs stated:

I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.

I hereby resign as CEO of Apple. I would like to serve, if the Board sees fit, as Chairman of the Board, director and Apple employee.

As far as my successor goes, I strongly recommend that we execute our succession plan and name Tim Cook as CEO of Apple.

I believe Apple’s brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it. And I look forward to watching and contributing to its success in a new role.

I have made some of the best friends of my life at Apple, and I thank you all for the many years of being able to work alongside you.

Steve

Steve Jobs will remain as the Chairman on Apple’s board. Check out the complete press release after the break.

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Cult of Mac’s Readers Have The Coolest Mac Setups – Round Three [Gallery]

Cult of Mac’s Readers Have The Coolest Mac Setups – Round Three [Gallery]

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You know what they say, the third time’s the charm. After round one and round two of our reader submitted Mac setups gallery, we’re back with round three.

As usual, here are some awesome setups from fellow Cult of Mac readers. Enjoy!

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Hey Samsung! Stanley Kubrick’s 2001 Didn’t Invent Tablets, Apple Did. Here’s Proof

Hey Samsung! Stanley Kubrick’s 2001 Didn’t Invent Tablets, Apple Did. Here’s Proof

Yesterday, Samsung used Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey — a forty year old science fiction movie about a future that is now ten years old — as an example of prior art in their ongoing IP lawsuits. Samsung claimed that the tablets shown in 2001 were prior art, and they proved that Apple didn’t actually invent the idea of a touchscreen tablet; therefore, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab can’t be accused of ripping off the iPad.

Seems like a pretty good argument. The only problem? The devices shown in 2001 aren’t touchscreen tablets at all!

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Apple Issues iMac Graphics Update to Correct Freezing Bug in Lion

Apple Issues iMac Graphics Update to Correct Freezing Bug in Lion

Are you an iMac user that’s been experiencing a weird graphics glitch in OS X Lion? Then you’re in luck. Apple has just issued an iMac Graphics Firmware update to fix random system freezes and hang ups.

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