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Steve Jobs Again Takes Medical Leave of Absence

Steve Jobs Again Takes Medical Leave of Absence

Posted January 17, 2011 at 10:09am by iClarified
Steve Jobs is again taking a medical leave of absence from Apple leaving Tim Cook to be responsible for Apple's day to day operations.

Jobs sent the following email to all Apple employees:


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.


In mid-2004, Jobs was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in his pancreas and underwent surgery to have it removed. On January 14, 2009, Jobs announced a six-month leave of absence to allow him to better focus on his health. Then, in April 2009, Jobs underwent a liver transplant after which he returned to Apple.

Steve Jobs Again Takes Medical Leave of Absence
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FFA - January 18, 2011 at 4:23pm
Hope Steve Jobs can live forever We Love Steve Jobs forever.......
Mert PAKSOYLU - January 17, 2011 at 2:35pm
I Hope he will get well soon and We love him for his great presentations , his great products and great team . All our prayers are for him . From Turkey
nash - January 17, 2011 at 11:38am
i wish him all the best and i pray for him to get WELL soon
sulaiman - January 17, 2011 at 11:26am
i hope he get well soon i pray for that
Derrick dguyen
Derrick dguyen - January 17, 2011 at 2:27pm
This man he so rich but he so greedy i wish him "out of luck "
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