Steve Jobs takes leave of absence for Medical reasons – Assigns Tim to take over.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs today sent the following email to all Apple employees:
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.
It’s unclear whether this leave of absence is related to his 2009 liver transplant or his earlier battles with pancreatic cancer. Here is hoping that he is fit and well soon enough , else the new iPad 2 launch may not be as exciting as we would want it to be.
Via : Twitter
Source : Apple