Breaking – Steve Jobs takes a break for medical reasons
There are very few details at the moment, but Steve Jobs’ health seems to have taken a turn for the worse, with Reuters’ Twitter feed announcing the Apple CEO is taking medical leave, with Tim Cook standing in during the interim. Jobs had a liver transplant in 2009.
We’re sure that even our most ardent Apple-hating readers will join Stuff in wishing Steve a speedy return to good health.
UPDATE: transcript of SJ's memo to Apple staff here:
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.
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