Sadly Steve Jobs is no longer head of Apple Inc. He has done so much for the company when it began and again when he returned. He has long been a great entrepreneur and will continue to serve as Chairman for Apple Inc. He has also recommended Tim Cook as CEO of Apple as his successor.
Steve's letter of resignation after the break.
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.
(The above letter was quoted from the Engadget news feed)
read more: http://www.engadget.com/2011/08/24/steve-jobs-resigns-as-ceo-of-apple/