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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:


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.


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 room200 on 1/17/2011 11:00:41 AM , Rating: 2
I'm not an Apple fan, at all, but what does that matter? I simply cannot believe the level of coldness, nastiness, etc. here and everywhere these days.

RE: Wow
By callmeroy on 1/17/2011 11:19:01 AM , Rating: 6
I couldn't agree with you more room200. These are sad times we live in -- not because of this simple example here, but this type of sentiment is the common attitude of seeming millions anymore. In any story on any website with a comment board for ever remark of "get well" there's two or three cracking a joke or ranting about "I'm not saying get well to him...blah blah blah...damn celebrities...blah blah.."

This type of threads should fall under what our parents used to tell us as little kids "if you haven't nothing nice to say -- keep it to yourself".

Also, of course we care more about our own family and loved ones....we all probably have someone we at least care about if not love in not the best health or financial situational, etc.....but what does that have to do with simply showing you aren't a robot and have a human heart that pumps actual blood -- for a whole minute to simply type a get well wish or at least just not mock someone's health or in some cases death.

If after reading that you still don't give a damn -- food for thought.....death comes to us maybe one day some person will mock the health or death of someone in your life that you actually DO care about.

RE: Wow
By robinthakur on 1/18/2011 5:19:14 AM , Rating: 2
Yes, this totally. If its not people being downright mean-spirited, it's people talking down his achievements, or raising snide questions on whether he'll receive the 'same care as the rest of us' which is low. On the latter point, you have zero evidence either way, so do us a favour and stop with the speculation. We are all human beings and equally subject to fall victim to the same dehabilitating and incurable diseases such as cancer or HIV, so maybe just be nice for a change.

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