Our Lord & Savior Apple CEO Steve Jobs will be taking a medical leave of absence from Apple effective immediately. While Jobs will continue as CEO and make major strategic decisions for the company, he has handed over day to day duties to Tim Cook. The e-mail to staff announcing the change is:
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.
Get well VERY VERY soon Steve! We need your vision and Apple-y goodness for our innovative technology fix.