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Steve Jobs Taking Leave From Apple

Steve Jobs Taking Leave From Apple

Posted January 14, 2009 at 5:11pm by iClarified
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According to a letter from the Apple CEO which was released to the press, Steve Jobs is taking a leave from Apple.



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.



This news comes following a previous letter which explained that Steve Jobs would not be presenting at MacWorld due to a hormonal imbalance.

Steve Jobs Taking Leave From Apple
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Jeve Stobs
Jeve Stobs - January 14, 2009 at 7:45pm
This man behind a great company with revolutionary products deserves a break eventually. Wishing him a full recovery.
Jonathan Lundström
Jonathan Lundström - January 15, 2009 at 12:30am
I couldn't agree more but I have to say I'll be missing him for the time he will be gone. Best CEO of any company on the surface on this earth. All kneel for Steve!
Rob - January 15, 2009 at 2:12am
Ok, let's not get carried away now with kneeling, Jonathan! He's a CEO, not the Emperor.
Jonathan Lundström
Jonathan Lundström - January 15, 2009 at 3:16am
CEO and Emporer ^^
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