Steve Jobs Takes Another Leave Of Absence

  • January 17, 2011 9:46 am

Is Steve Jobs having recurring health problems? If a claimed internal email is to be believed, then yes. News of Steve’s medical leave is spreading like wildfire this morning, with even larger publications picking it up leading to the claim’s authenticity. In the email, Steve once again singles out COO Tim Cook as the new man in charge for day-to-day operations. Steve, however, will remain in the loop for “major strategic decisions”. Whether this new medical leave is a result of recurring illness from his last medical leave or new altogether, we wish him the best. Email below.


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.

Via: Chicago Tribune


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