Just not too long ago Apple has reported the head of Apple, Steve Jobs, is taking a leave of absence... again. Around two years ago, back in 2009, Steve Jobs took a leave of absence for his "more complex" medical issues. Then back in 2004, he was struggling with pancreatic cancer.
Just today Steve sent and e-mail to all Apple 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.
The main question is, did his pancreatic cancer come back? The only thing we can do now is hope it's not too serious. As for now, Tim Cook has once again took Steve's position -- Steve must really like this guy because this wasn't the first time he took Steve's position.
May our wishes go out to his family and friends. For all of Steve's love for Apple, we hope he'll return with his main role at Apple soon.