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Tim Cook to Apple Employees: Apple is Not Going to Change

The news about Steve Jobs stepping down as CEO of Apple to have Tim Cook take his place was startling yesterday. It may have been startling to us, what about the employees at Apple? Well to address their concerns Tim Cook sent an email to all Apple employees to help reassure them that Apple will not change.

His letter below does just that, he talks about his 13 year stay at Apple so far and how he shares the same optimism that Steve Jobs has for Apple. I must admit I cannot wait to see how Tim Cook does as CEO.

Team:

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.

Tim

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