The gears of change are moving slowly at Apple; but moving. Google CEO Eric Schmidt is out after resigning from Apple’s Board of Directors. Steve Jobs:
Unfortunately, as Google enters more of Apple’s core businesses, with Android and now Chrome OS, Eric’s effectiveness as an Apple Board member will be significantly diminished, since he will have to recuse himself from even larger portions of our meetings due to potential conflicts of interest. Therefore, we have mutually decided that now is the right time for Eric to resign his position on Apple’s Board.
The only real question is, “What took you so long?”