APPLE SHARES will no doubt plunge as will the hearts of many a fanboi at the news that fruit themed company leader Steve Jobs is having to step aside due to health reasons.
The recipient of a liver transplant in 2009, Jobs has looked painfully thin since his surgery and perhaps the stress of too much success with the Ipad and Iphone 4 has got the better of him.
The text of the email sent to employees is below. µ
January 17, 2011
Apple Media Advisory
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.
For when you just can't take another long lunch break
Control your Android TV from an iOS device? Um, no
Somebody call the irony police
Agreement with the Royal Free NHS Trust doesn't give option to opt-out