Jobs takes leave of absence until June

Apple CEO Steve Jobs told employees that he will be taking a leave of absence until June to deal with lingering health issues.

Jobs informed employees of his decision in an email sent on Wednesday.

“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,” Jobs told employees. “In addition, during the past week I have learned that my health-related issues are more complex than I originally thought.”

Chief operating officer Tim Cook will assume responsibility for Apple's day-to-day operations during Jobs’ absence, according to the email. Jobs said he would return in June.

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