Apple CEO Steve Jobs Asks for Medical Leave, COO Tim Cook Takes Over Daily Operations

By on Jan 17, 2011 at 7:32 am

Steve Jobs, Apple CEO and co-founder, in an email sent to Apple employees this morning, stated that he has been forced to take medical leave once again to focus on his health. Tim Cook, Apple COO, will assume responsibility for Apple’s daily operations.


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 all wish him well and for a speedy recovery.


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