Steve Jobs Takes Another Medical Leave

By  |  Monday, January 17, 2011 at 7:55 am

Steve Jobs with the original MacBook Air in 2008

Apple CEO and cofounder Steve Jobs is going on medical leave for an unspecified length of time. Jobs, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2004, went on a previous leave two years ago, during which he had a liver transplant, and returned in June of 2009.  As before, Apple COO Tim Cook (who represented the company at last week’s Verizon iPhone event) will be in charge of day-to-day operations in Jobs’ absence.

During Jobs’ 2009 leave, a high percentage of of the tech pundits who speculated about the upshot mostly proved that it’s a lousy idea for techies to try and play medical expert.

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  1. @cefranco2 Says:

    No matter what anyone thinks of Apple products, we should all realize without Steve's vision, the mobile industry would be as stale as a 5 year old cookie. I wish him the best and hope he's back to 100% health…