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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 mellomonk on 1/17/2011 5:06:26 PM , Rating: 2
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It makes no sense to stick to one device series (iPad/Touch/Phone) when no other manufacturers support it.


This is a curious statement. What type of support are you speaking of? Short of Flash, their isn't much they need support wise as long as web standards are followed. As far as accessories and the like, they are vastly more supported then any Android device. That isn't likely to change anytime soon despite Androids overall sales dominance. If I am a accessory manufacture how can I possibly make my widget work for all the myriad of Android device shapes, sizes and the like?

Open is great and noble in practice. But just like in governance, a little focus and control can go a long way.


“And I don't know why [Apple is] acting like it’s superior. I don't even get it. What are they trying to say?” -- Bill Gates on the Mac ads














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