Apple Says Steve Jobs Resigning As CEO

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The man behind Apple's iPhone, iPad and numerous other devices has resigned.

CEO Steve Jobs, who has had health issues, wrote a letter to Apple's board and the "Apple community." The letter says he "always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple's CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come."

Jobs had been on indefinite leave since January with an unspecified medical condition - his third medical leave in several years. He had previously had treatment for pancreatic cancer and received a liver transplant.

Apple's chief operating officer, Tim Cook, replaces Jobs as CEO, but Apple says Jobs, who's been elected board chairman, will continue to provide "his unique insights, creativity and inspiration."