Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs announced this Monday that he is going to take a medical license to focus on his health. Jobs has named Tim Cook as his replacement, this would be the second time Cook covers Jobs since 2009, when Steve was absent from Apple from January to June due to pancreas cancer.
Jobs will still be envolved in the company’s major desicions.
This is the e-mail Steve Jobs sent to his employees:
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.