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Apple CEO Steve Jobs takes medical leave of absence

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By Charles Starrett

Contributing Editor
Published: Monday, January 17, 2011
News Categories: Apple

Apple has released an email sent by CEO Steve Jobs to all company employees, stating that he will be taking his second medical leave in the last two years.

“Team,

At my request, the board of directors has granted me a medical leave of absence so I can focus on my health. I will continue as CEO and be involved in major strategic decisions for the company.

I have asked Tim Cook to be responsible for all of Apple’s day to day operations. I have great confidence that Tim and the rest of the executive management team will do a terrific job executing the exciting plans we have in place for 2011.

I love Apple so much and hope to be back as soon as I can. In the meantime, my family and I would deeply appreciate respect for our privacy.

Steve”

Jobs took a medical leave from the company just over two years ago today, during which he received a liver transplant. It is unclear whether the cause of the current leave is a recurrence of or side effect from his prior bout with pancreatic cancer, or some unrelated issue.

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1

With the markets being closed today, good timing on the announcement (I’m sure that was no accident). Hopefully the guy gets his health in order.

Posted by rockmyplimsoul on January 17, 2011 at 12:33 PM (PDT)

2

Good judgment on this, Charles.

You have shown more restrain on this than a leading newspaper which I won’t name.

Posted by Jonathan M on January 17, 2011 at 7:31 PM (PDT)

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