Steve Jobs’ medical leave from Apple is likely to be permanent, analysts say.
In a letter to Apple staff on Wednesday, Jobs said he was taking a five-month medical leave because his health issues are “more complex than I originally thought.”
In the note, Jobs promised to return to Apple in the summer, which many are hoping is true.
“Apple won’t be the same w/o his creative leadership,” tweeted Heredes. “Praying for your health, Steve.”
But Jobs’ letter contradicts a statement the CEO published just last week, in which he said he was “undergoing a simple and straightforward treatment” for a hormone imbalance. This letter gave the impression that Jobs merely needed to gain weight, and would continue as normal as Apple’s CEO.
Now, however, Jobs’ ill health appears to be much more serious. He is taking five months off work, when he took only a month away from Apple after undergoing surgery for pancreatic cancer in 2004. Read The Rest
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