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Steve Jobs on the future of Apple

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Videos

Yesterday it was announced that Steve Jobs would be taking a medical leave of absence from Apple. We also provided some thoughts on where Apple goes from here, but the puppet version of Steve Jobs himself is here to ease your fears. If you're curious as to how Apple will do in his absence, hit the play button. It's funny.


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With Steve Jobs out, what happens now?

steve jobs medical leave

As we reported earlier today, Steve Jobs has taken another medical leave of absence from Apple.

So what happens now? That's the exact question that the world seeks answers for in the wake of this morning's announcement. What we do know is certain: Tim Cook, chief operating officer, will be at the helm for the companies major product launches going forward.

What we don't know is, well, everything else. But Jobs' unexpected health announcement does shed new light on recent Apple dealings as of late and, more importantly, comes with a few givens for the future.

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Steve Jobs taking another medical leave of absence from Apple

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Corporate News

steve jobs leave of absenceAlmost two years to the day from when Steve Jobs took medical leave from Apple to get a liver transplant, he has announced that he will be taking leave yet again to deal with his health. Just like last time, Steve will remain as CEO of Apple, and will be very involved in the major strategic decisions for the company. Tim Cook will take over day-to-day operations. It's unknown at this time whether the issues are related to Steve's bout with pancreatic cancer back in 2004, or the 2009 liver transplant, but whatever it is, we wish him a speedy and full recovery. We've got the email he drafted to his team after the jump.

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Steve Jobs takes six month leave of absence from Apple to address health issues

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Corporate News

Steve Jobs leave of absence

The saga of health of and the rumors surrounding his condition are back, as the CEO had just announced that he will be taking a six-month leave of absence from his post at the helm of Apple. COO Tim Cook will handle day-to-day operations at the company while Jobs is gone. All this, after Steve handed the MacWorld keynote slot to Phil Schiller, and even went on to post that his health was under control. In a note to Apple, Steve Jobs made it known that he had just learned that his health issues are a little more “complex” than first diagnosed.

You can find that letter below - we just hope that Steve gets back to good health quickly, and actually does return to his usual role as Apple CEO. However, something tells us that he may not be back. Of course, we hope we are wrong.

Team,

I am sure all of you saw my letter last week sharing something very personal with the Apple community. Unfortunately, the curiosity over my personal health continues to be a distraction not only for me and my family, but everyone else at Apple as well. In addition, during the past week I have learned that my
health-related issues are more complex than I originally thought.

In order to take myself out of the limelight and focus on my health, and to allow everyone at Apple to focus on delivering extraordinary products, I have decided to take a medical leave of absence until the end of June.

I have asked Tim Cook to be responsible for Appleā€™s day to day operations, and I know he and the rest of the executive management team will do a great job. As CEO, I plan to remain involved in major strategic decisions while I am out. Our board of directors fully supports this plan.

I look forward to seeing all of you this summer.

Steve


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