The board of directors has granted Apple CEO Steve Jobs a medical leave of absence, for an unspecified amount of time. It’s not known why Steve Jobs as requested the leave but we are guessing it’s something to do with is previous health issues. The announcement is below:
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.
Lets just hope he is fine and it’s nothing too serious. Our prayers go out to him.