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Apple CEO Takes Second Medical Leave

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Jan 17, 2011, 9:00 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Apple today said that CEO Steve Jobs is taking a second medical leave of absence. In a letter to Apple's staff, Jobs wrote, "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." In January 2009, Jobs announced a similar medical leave. He returned to Apple's helm in the third quarter of 2009. Jobs has not provided an indication on when he expects to return to Apple.

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Jan 17, 2011, 10:35 AM

I May Not Be the Largest Fan of Apple,

However, I wish Steve well. May any seriousness of his health be dealt with and that he has complete recovery.


John B.
Interesting timing.

Jan 17, 2011, 11:34 AM

I'm sure he will be back...

...to talk about the iPhone 5.

But is this one different from his last leave of absense? Last time, he completely stepped back and had someone take over all his responsibility. This time he still has a hand in what's going on, just not the day to day...I dunno.
As evil as everyone portrays him to be, I'm sure Steve has a huge load on his plate. I'm guessing that stress is getting to him. I know even managing a company of just a few people who don't really do all that much is a pain, I couldn't imagine being ...

Jan 18, 2011, 1:22 PM

Get well soon.

I honestly respect and admire Steve Jobs a lot. The man has changed many industries in his lifetime and has been a driving factor in innovation in technology since he and Woz started Apple back in the 80's.

With his ongoing battle with cancer, I hope this leave doesn't mean more than a few months rest. Last time he took a leave of absence he was fighting for his life. Lets hope he wins that fight again.

Best of luck Steve, get well soon!!

Jan 18, 2011, 12:13 PM


He's either having an anal or arrogant transplant. Or maybe both. 😁

Jan 17, 2011, 7:57 PM

He is sneaking off to Verizon

He is on line at the Verizon store awaiting his CDMA IPhone because he has had enough of AT&T.
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