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Steve Jobs steps aside for health reasons

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Mon Jan 17 2011, 14:51

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:

Team,

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.

Steve

 

 

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