Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Steve Jobs Takes Medical Leave of Absence

After months of speculation about the health of Apple CEO Steve Jobs, today it was announced that he would take a medical leave of absence until the end of June. In the meantime, current COO, Tim Cook, will be acting boss of day-to-day operations.

Earlier today, Jobs sent the following email to all company personnel:


I am sure all of you saw my letter last week sharing something very personal with the Apple community. Unfortunately, the curiosity over my personal health continues to be a distraction not only for me and my family, but everyone else at Apple as well. In addition, during the past week I have learned that my health-related issues are more complex than I originally thought.

In order to take myself out of the limelight and focus on my health, and to allow everyone at Apple to focus on delivering extraordinary products, I have decided to take a medical leave of absence until the end of June.

I have asked Tim Cook to be responsible for Apple's day to day operations, and I know he and the rest of the executive management team will do a great job. As CEO, I plan to remain involved in major strategic decisions while I am out. Our board of directors fully supports this plan.

I look forward to seeing all of you this summer.


Apple iPod classic 120 GB Black (6th Generation)

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