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Steve Jobs Takes a Leave of Absence Until June

January 14, 2009 | Chris Maxcer | Comments 0

stevejobsBy Chris Maxcer

Apple dropped a big bomb on the Apple-loving world today with a short media advisory that Steve Jobs will be taking a 6-month leave of absence. There’s both a lot to say and not much at all — right now, no one outside of Apple knows the extent of Steve’s medical condition.

Despite a lot of traffic on the matter, very little information outside of the official Apple media advisory has come to light. Here’s the advisory:

Apple CEO Steve Jobs today sent the following email to all Apple employees:

Team,

I am sure all of you saw my letter last week sharing something very personal with the Apple community. Unfortunately, the curiosity over my personal health continues to be a distraction not only for me and my family, but everyone else at Apple as well. In addition, during the past week I have learned that my health-related issues are more complex than I originally thought.

In order to take myself out of the limelight and focus on my health, and to allow everyone at Apple to focus on delivering extraordinary products, I have decided to take a medical leave of absence until the end of June.

I have asked Tim Cook to be responsible for Apple’s day to day operations, and I know he and the rest of the executive management team will do a great job. As CEO, I plan to remain involved in major strategic decisions while I am out. Our board of directors fully supports this plan.

I look forward to seeing all of you this summer.

Steve

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About the Author: Chris Maxcer is editor and publisher of WickedCoolTech.com. He's been writing about the tech industry for years. While he enjoys wicked cool gear and design, there's something to be said for turning it all off — or most of it — to go outside. To contact him, take a firstname.lastname guess at wickedcooltech.com.

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