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Steve Jobs Takes a Leave of Absence Due to Health Issues

Jan 14 2009 - 4:23pm

Steve Jobs, who announced last Monday that he would not be delivering the keynote at Macworld [1], has just announced that he will be taking a medical leave of absence from Apple [2] for a period of five months to focus on his health.

Jobs revealed in an email to employees today [3] that his health issues are more complex than he originally thought (he previously said he was suffering from a hormonal imbalance). In the meantime, Apple's chief operating officer, Tim Cook, will take over Jobs' day-to-day duties while he is on leave, although Jobs still plans to maintain his CEO role by being a part of major strategic decisions.

A sad Apple news day indeed. We hope that Steve takes this time to focus on his health so that he can come back, full-steam ahead, this Summer.

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