Nine days after announcing that he could not give the MacWorld keynote address due to health problems, Apple CEO Steve Jobs sent all Apple employees this email Jan. 14.
Here is the text of the memo that Apple CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs sent to all Apple employees on Jan. 14:
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 Apple'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.
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