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Apple chief Jobs goes on medical leave

Posted: 20 Jan 2011 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Steve Jobs? Tim Cook?

In a brief statement issued to employees, Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs announced that he has again taken a medical leave of absence. The company did not elaborate.


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 2009, Jobs released a statement saying he was taking a leave of absence due to distractions around his health as well as the fact that his condition was more complex than he previously thought.

Mark LaPedus
EE Times

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