Steve Jobs resigns - and we know why

25 August 2011

So, as you’ve probably heard, Steve Jobs has stepped down as CEO of Apple, but remains as chairman of the board. Ever since the announcement late last night, there’s been a flood of speculation about what it all means, but we don’t really care about any of that – it’s all a load of hot air.

The only thing we’re sure of is that Jobs has handed his notice in only hours after the footage of the opening of the Basingstoke Apple Store broke on The Internet (which we brought to you yesterday). We’re certain that it’s a contributing factor, although we don’t know why. Could it be that Jobs was appalled by it and was compelled to walk away from the monster he’s created or did it act as evidence that his mission was finally complete?

TOPICS:   Gadgets


  • Brody101
    Don't get me wrong I like my iPhone, but shitabrick i bet they don't do this at the nokia store!! Time to rethink my technological association m'thinks!
  • christian
    If they tried doing that to me if I walked in the door I'd punch them straight in the chevy chase.
  • Darren K.
    Very sad indeed, I would have given them all a slap too. Apple have obviously done their marketing very well considering there are much better products out there that cost alot less but the Isheep don't seem to care.
  • Fazlad
    I remember a mate of mine worked at a popular city centre pub for a while. A chain pub then took over the place a while later and wanted all the staff to do something similar to this at the end of the night. Strangely enough, he told them to Fuck Off and walked out.
  • Jeebus
    Apple is the like the bastard child of Sony and Scientology.
  • Rick
    I don't know what you haters are on about. I love these Apple store openings. I've been to 4 of them in the UK and a couple in the USA - I planned my holiday around those two. There's always a massive buzz and I love the energy and it gives me a real thrill. Queuing up the night before, I get to meet all the great, like-minded people, and the time flies by to be honest. I wish more stores would create a buzz like this, maybe they wouldn't go bust!
  • Me
    Steve Jobs resigns – and we know why - all the dead chinese?
  • maxtweenie
    He's obviously gone off to develop the iLiver before it's too late.
  • Tweedskin
    @Rick You plan your holidays around openings of Apple stores?! REALLY?!
  • Q
    So cringey. I work on macs, but other than that I really can't stand apple products especially these store openings and the hype for every new product every 6-12 months. I don't buy into that shizzle
  • .
    @ Rick What a cock.
  • Astley
    @Rick Rolled?
  • mister o.
    what a bunch of twats they all are.
  • Jeebus
    Rick - wow really? You are one sad fuck, I can only imagine how exciting your life must be if you enjoy sleeping on the street outside a shop, waiting for that moment when it actually opens surrounded by other sad fucks (great, like minded people?) who have nothing better to do of a night. I have a suggestion for you - rather than using up your holiday leave to sleep outside shops all night, why not just pack your job in and live the dream by becoming homeless full-time. See how much Apple will appreciate your 'dedication' then.
  • Rick
    @Jeebus I don't have a job actually, I'm on benefits, so don't have any holiday leave to use, so I have plenty of time to indulge in my interests. Who's more sad then, me going out and doing what I enjoy, or "sad fucks" like you working 9-5 every single day of your sad meaningful life? Hm?
  • Me
    I think Rick was being sarcastic. Nobody can be that TWAT!
  • Jeebus
    Well if you're on benefits then you're already part way there! Wow it must be a really great crowd of people: doleites and Apple 'fanboys'. My 'sad meaningful life' of 9-5 (it's not 9-5 actually, such are the joys of freelance translation/interpretation) means you actually have money to live and means I can go into an Apple shop and actually buy stuff (not that I would necessarily!) with money that I've earned rather than been handed out...After all if it wasn't for sad fucks like me working and paying tax then you really would be fucked.
  • ManDog
    @Rick. Hows your dolie life going on your £270 per month? And how must it feel to watch those hard working people enjoying their new Apple purchase ? LOL, it would take you just under 6 months to save ALL of your dole money to buy a 15" MacBook Pro and thats just from never spending any of your benefits. It takes me 4 weeks to buy one and I still get to pay the bills. lololololol loser. Posted from my 15" Macbook Pro.
  • Jimbob
    Come on people, don't feed the troll.
  • Claire
    Basingstoke is a shithole. They probably generated the queue outside the store by telling people they'd get a gift voucher for Poundland if they camped out overnight.
  • Cults4Clunts
    What gets me with these Apple store openings when you see footage of them is that the often appear to have more staff than eager customers. Rick may or may not be a troll, but there are many sad people who do just that and go to Apple store openings and make holidays around them. Why bother? So you can walk around a store with the same few products as the last one that opened? What a bunch of cocks. Turn up a day later if you're that keen and you you can avoid all the cultist bullshit and spending overnight sleeping rough like hobo.
  • iWarshipSatin
    That’s just sad, Steve Jobs steeping down I mean. I’ve been programming Macs like forever and they have always been the lovable underdog, but as far as the store opening goes, it’s kind of creepy. Look, I love my iPhone and all, it’s the grooviest tool I own – but seeing that shit makes me want to trade it in for a ‘Droid. Oh and @Rick - get off your lazy ass and get a job you fucking free loader. As far as I’m concerned you should be missing a fucking limb before being allowed benefit. Give it to the people who need it not the layabouts. You sound like the latter.
  • Kieran
    Bunch of useless cunts, behaving like typical corporate American cunts. And to those of you slagging off anyone on benefits, stop being such bigoted bleating selfish far-right cunts, and fuck off and go and have another wank over your fascist hero Iain Duncan-Smith or something.

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