Yesterday, as you may have heard, Steve Jobs resigned from his CEO post at Apple and handed the the torch over the longtime confidant and former Apple COO, Tim Cook. And now, just a day after these changes took place, we have a glimpse at what’s going on in the offices of Cupertino due to a leaked letter that Ars Technica has manged to bring to the surfaced.
The letter is from Tim Cook and it addresses Apple employees and touches on one of the burning questions that people have had since Jobs announced his resignation. What’s going to change at Apple?
In a few paragraphs, Cook assures his employees and thus, Apple fans around the world, that things are going to stay the same at Apple and that he believes the companies best years are in the future.
Here is the letter in its entirety:
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.
If you ever had any doubt that Tim Cook, Steve Jobs’ right hand man, would keep the ship sailing on course, well, there is your proof.