Steve Jobs is taking a medical leave of absence according to a release issued by the company today. The health of the Apple CEO was cause of media spectulation but Steve Jobs has stayed on with Apple but now it looks like Jobs is taking a break.
Tech Crunch obtained a copy of the memo Steve Jobs sent to Apple employees today.
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.
Let’s hope that Steve Jobs gets well soon!