Looks like Steve Jobs health issues have arose again as he has announced that he will be taking a medical leave from the company. Now he did not say specifically why he had to take the leave but he did say that Tim Cook will be taking care of his duties while he is gone. Tim Cook is the COO of Apple Inc, he last served as CEO in 2004 when Steve took his last medical leave. Our thoughts are with Steve. Check out the full announcement below:
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.
Source: Media Release