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Jobs takes second medical leave of absence from Apple

Apple's Steve Jobs had a big 2010. He oversaw the launch of the iPad, iPhone 4, and popular new MacBook Air models. In more recent news, Apple's market cap surpassed the $300 billion USD mark.

Despite all the positive news on the company front, it appears that Jobs' health is once again the in spotlight. Jobs released the following statement today:

Team,

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.

Steve 

Jobs last took a medical leave of absence in January 2009, and was successfully treated for pancreatic cancer. He received a liver transplant in early 2009 and was back at the helm of Apple in late June 2009.

We all here at DailyTech wish Jobs a speedy recovery.



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By vol7ron on 1/17/2011 10:59:17 AM , Rating: 2
That being said, this could just be a routine check-up. After all, he had cancer and it's not uncommon to do follow-up testing.

While, I'm more of an MS/Linux person myself, I still appreciate what Jobs has done for Apple and how it's revitalized the tech industry. I get amused by the arguments that supporters from both factions get in.

My main concern with Apple, as it's always been, is the price control. They try to glamorize a market, which is already a luxury to begin with, which basically just makes products in reach, but out of touch. If costs were lower, I'd be able to support Apple a little more; still, I don't wish ill-will on Jobs.


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