Thursday, August 25, 2011 | 7:47 p.m. CDT
On Wednesday, Apple Inc. announced the resignation of CEO Steve Jobs, the technology guru behind popular products such as the original Macintosh computer and, more recently, the iPhone and iPad.
Tim Cook, Apple's chief operating officer, has been named CEO, and Jobs is expected to stay with Apple as board chairman.
Steve Jobs leans on the new Macintosh personal computer following a shareholder's meeting on Jan. 24, 1984, in Cupertino, Calif. Tim Cook, who was the company's chief operating officer, will replace Jobs as Apple's CEO.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs holds an iMac computer in 1998. On Wednesday, Apple Inc. announced that Jobs is resigning as CEO, effective immediately.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs stands in front of a photo of himself, right, and Steve Wozniak, during an Apple event on Jan. 27, 2010, in San Francisco. Jobs has been elected as Apple's chairman, and Tim Cook will step in as the new CEO.
Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs waves to his audience at an Apple event on March 12, 2011, at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco.