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January-14th-2009, 04:37 PM
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs said Wednesday he will take a leave of absence from the computer and music player maker because of health issues.
Jobs, who announced last week that he suffered from a hormone imbalance that caused him to lose weight, said he will be away from the job until the end of June.
"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," Jobs said in a statement.
January-14th-2009, 04:38 PM
Can I get him for the death pool this year?
On a more serious note, wonder what exaclty is wrong with him
January-14th-2009, 04:44 PM
Wish the dude the best.
He's an excellent speaker.
January-14th-2009, 04:46 PM
Cancer seems to have been the consensus for the last six months or so.
He kept denying it over and over.....claiming some "hormonal balance" nonsense.
Tonight, a source close to him at AAPL said he was "in denial".
He is likely never coming back to AAPL.
January-14th-2009, 06:05 PM
^^^^^^^that's sad if true.
January-14th-2009, 06:10 PM
well, apple's in trouble again
January-14th-2009, 07:41 PM
I read he had operable pancreatic cancer with a high remission success rate. They did a whipple procedure to remove his pancreas. Could be trouble trying to get his hormones balanced without the pancreas, or maybe the cancer is back somewhere else.
January-14th-2009, 08:07 PM
Hormonal Imbalance is not some "nonsense" It happens quite frequently to recovering Pancreatic Cancer patients which he is.
The pancreas makes digestive enzymes, and if the pancreas doesn't make enough of those, then the digestive process is impacted. The cure could be as simple as taking pills to replace the shortage in enzymes, as is commonly done to treat pancreatic insufficiency in children with cystic fibrosis.
I wish Steve and his family the best during this recovery period.
January-14th-2009, 08:14 PM
I wish Steve and his family all the best. I am sure this is a pretty personal thing and it was a big thing that he made an announcement.
On the contrary, I think Steve did great things when he came back to Apple, but in all honestly, I am glad he is leaving (obviously not glad he is leaving for health reasons) but I hope that Apple can start working in favor of the professional user again and stop focusing so much on the consumer. They started to dumb everything down way too much and I think it is slowly ruining them.
January-15th-2009, 12:00 AM
Bye bye, Apple market share growth.
Hello, 1990s Apple.
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