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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 bernardl on 1/17/2011 6:25:30 PM , Rating: 2
Well, Mr. Jobs is clearly a public figure on top of a very high profile public company. It shouldn't come as a surprise that he needs to control rumors surrounding his actions and condition.

I don't find shocking that people wish him well considering his health situation. That is just normal empathy isn't it?

Regarding aapl, it should be plenty obvious that Apple is in for a long and successful run. Jobs has had enough time to bring in the right people and more than enough time to define a clear strategy for years to come.

I am very critical of some of Apple moves in terms of content control and progressive underinvestment in high end Macs but they remain the most innovative company out there, and one of the very few ones able to release final products meeting the intend of their designers.

Cheers,
Bernard


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