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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: 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.


"We shipped it on Saturday. Then on Sunday, we rested." -- Steve Jobs on the iPad launch














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