Some Sad News About Steve

Steve Jobs health appears to be worse that what everyone thought he will be taking a 5 month medical leave of absence from Apple, leaving COO Tim Cook in charge. Steve will obviously not be completely redundant of the business in his time off, but I just hope that he makes a full recovery.

The letter he emailed out to all Apple staff today was as follows:


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.


Ross Hetherington

Owner of this website

2 thoughts on “Some Sad News About Steve

  1. It really is sad news.
    You can clearly see how he has deteriorated over the past few months when looking at pictures of him. Very well written post.

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