Steve Jobs back on sick leave

It was by email that Apple boss Steve Jobs announced on Monday morning his employees, his intention to take a new sick leave. "My request, the board of directors granted me sick leave so that i can focus on my health" said Jobs and added, "I will continue to serve as chief executive officer of Apple and participate in major strategic decisions for the company".

During this new period of sick leave for the boss of Apple, it is expected that he will be replaced by the operational director of Apple, Tim Cook, as had already been the case two years ago. It would be the will of Steve Jobs, himself.

“I asked Tim Cook to be in charge of Apple’s daily life and the operations of the cheek. I have great confidence that Tim and the rest of the management team will do a great job of executing the exciting plans we have in place for 2011. I love Apple so much and hope to be back soon as I can. In the meantime, my family and I deeply appreciate the respect for our privacy. ” concluded the boss of Apple.

Steve Jobs, who was five, had already taken a sick leave from January June 2009, during which he had undergone a liver transplant. The announcement of his departure on availability had then brought down Apple shares on the New York Stock Exchange. Markets were closed in the United States on Monday for Martin Luther King's Day, honoring the memory of the champion of the struggle for civil rights of black Americans.

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(With AFP)