Yesterday, August 24th, Steve Jobs stepped down from his post as CEO of Apple Inc. in what some have said was ‘perfect timing’ following the company’s meteoric rise to the status of world’s most valuable company. Although unstated in his resignation letter to the Apple board of directors and “the Apple community”, Jobs poor health due to a rare case of pancreatic cancer was clearly a large factor in the decision:
“I have always said that if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s C.E.O., I would be the first to let you know,” Jobs said in his letter. “Unfortunately, that day has come.”
Today we bring you a selection of magazine covers through the years, spanning the storied ups and downs of Steve Jobs’ career with and sometimes without Apple. Through these images we also see a young hip Jobs transition from his early long-haired years to the black shirt and blue-jeans clad icon of today.
Just for fun, here’s a great Steve Jobs quote: