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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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RE: Get Well Soon Steve-the-Genius
By vol7ron on 1/17/2011 11:08:13 AM , Rating: 2
Good point.

I'm also curious if Jobs's publicity didn't place him higher up on the liver transplant list.

I wish someone would cure cancer already. There's so many advances of possible cures and new treatments, but they are taking so long to be implemented.


By Taft12 on 1/17/2011 1:28:12 PM , Rating: 2
I wish they would too, but if you think we are close, you'd do well to read this comic.

http://www.phdcomics.com/comics/archive.php?comici...

I fundraise and donate too, but keep you expectations in line.


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