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.
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