CNBC has reported that Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs is sicker than what has been reported. He has now taken a leave of absence from Apple due to health reasons.
Steve Jobs has sent out a letter to Apple employees today saying that his health problems are “more complex” than he at first thought. Here is the full letter from TUAW:
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.
I look forward to seeing all of you this summer.
We had a busy year in 2008, re-launching our web studio site aurum3.com and reporting on interesting new technology and game stories for this site. We will re-launch our movie site early this year with more reviews, previews, trailers and other cool features. Sorry for those people emailing me about the movie site, we will reveal this very soon.
Here is the top 10 most read stories of 2008:
- Grand Theft Auto 4 Achievements Revealed
- Apple Launched iPhone 3G For $199
- XBox 360 New Dashboard
- MacBook Air
- MacBook Air Looks Good But Lousy Battery Life
- Apple Wants Blu-Ray For MacBook Pro
- Apple Unleased Mac OS X 10.5.2
- Apple’s Snow Leopard At WDDC 2008
- Playstation 3 Firmware 2.3 Adds DTS-HD Audio
- Fallout 3
Go to the Weblog Awards 2008 website and nominate us in any categories you like. Go crazy!