Apple's Steve Jobs takes medical leave of absence
Steve Jobs said he would still be involved in Apple's "major strategic decisions."
January 17th, 2011
09:21 AM ET

Apple's Steve Jobs takes medical leave of absence

Apple CEO Steve Jobs is taking leave of absence from the company because of a medical condition, according to a letter Jobs sent to 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," Jobs says in the letter.

Tim Cook, Apple's chief operating officer, will take over the company's day-to-day operations in Jobs' stead, as he did during Jobs' last leave of absence.

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  1. Alex

    Steve! hope you get well soon

    January 17, 2011 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  2. Mmmmm

    He makes enough money for a lab rat to grow one for him...hang in there Stevie!

    January 17, 2011 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  3. yep

    Yeah, AIDS will really get to a person.

    January 17, 2011 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Alex

      Oh, look we have a amateur comedian in the house

      January 17, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |