Apple CEO Steve Jobs has just announced that he is taking a medical leave of absence.There is no further info on what could be wrong but Steve has a strong medical history. In 2004 he battled pancreatic cancer while in 2009, he was off for 6 months for liver transplant.Meanwhile, Apple COO Tim Cook will take care the CEO post of the company in his absence.
Here’s Steve‘s email which sent to all the Apple employees today:
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.
Whatever the reason may be, we wish and hope that Mr. Jobs gets well soon.