Steve Jobs Says He's Going on Medical Leave, Tim Cook to Lead Apple in Interim
In the meantime, COO Tim Cook will lead Apple's "day to day operations," as he did when Jobs went on medical leave in 2009. Jobs has battled pancreatic cancer in the past, and underwent a liver transplant two years ago. It remains unclear, however, whether today's decision is related to his previous health issues. "I love Apple so much and hope to be back as soon as I can," concludes the CEO's e-mail. "In the meantime, my family and I would deeply appreciate respect for our privacy."