First and foremost, we wish former CEO and tech guru Steve Jobs the best of luck in his future endeavors. After Jobs resigned yesterday as Apple’s capo, COO Tim Cook has stepped up to the plate as the company’s new CEO. But after Jobs finished out his full day of work at Apple headquarters, Cook sent out an email to all employees about Jobs great contributions and how he feels the best is yet to come. Really dude? He promises Apple will continue its reign as the best tech company out there: “I am confident our best years lie ahead of us and that together we will continue to make Apple the magical place that it is.”
Now keep in mind this is not a subliminal jab at Jobs, but Cook’s wishful thinking of making Apple a bigger company without Jobs seems unrealistic in everyone’s eyes. Hey, if you haven’t kept tabs on the numbers, Apple’s stock has already taken a hit since Jobs resignation. And just keep in mind what happened the last time he wasn’t apart of the company. You know, when they fired, then rehired him. And on a side note, does anyone find it strange that he quit after it was announced that the iPhone 5 would be hitting different carriers this fall? Thought so.
Ars Technica received the email, which you can read in full below:
I am looking forward to the amazing opportunity of serving as CEO of the most innovative company in the world. Joining Apple was the best decision I’ve ever made and it’s been the privilege of a lifetime to work for Apple and Steve for over 13 years. I share Steve’s optimism for Apple’s bright future.
Steve has been an incredible leader and mentor to me, as well as to the entire executive team and our amazing employees. We are really looking forward to Steve’s ongoing guidance and inspiration as our Chairman.
I want you to be confident that Apple is not going to change. I cherish and celebrate Apple’s unique principles and values. Steve built a company and culture that is unlike any other in the world and we are going to stay true to that—it is in our DNA. We are going to continue to make the best products in the world that delight our customers and make our employees incredibly proud of what they do.
I love Apple and I am looking forward to diving into my new role. All of the incredible support from the Board, the executive team and many of you has been inspiring. I am confident our best years lie ahead of us and that together we will continue to make Apple the magical place that it is.