Letter from Steve Jobs

August 24, 2011

To the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community:

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.





Apple CEO(最高経営責任者)としての任務を遂行し、期待にこたえることができなくなるような日が訪れたら、皆様に私から先ずお伝えしたいとかねてから言い続けておりました。残念ながら今日、その日が訪れました。

私はApple CEOを辞任します。役員会が適切であると判断すれば、会長として、またAppleの役員、社員として今後もお役に立たせていただきたいと思います。

私の後継者に関しては、後継者計画を実行し、Tim Cook(ティム・クック)氏をApple CEOとして任命されるよう、強く勧めます。




(Translation into Japanese: monomaniacgarage)


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