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  • Steve Jobs Admits Poor Health | Will Remain CEO


    Well there has been speculation that Steve has been sick and that is the reason he wont be attending Macworld 09. In classic Apple style no one at Apple has said one thing or the other about Steve's health until today when one of Steve's rare open letters was posted on Apple.com

    "Dear Apple Community,

    For the first time in a decade, I'm getting to spend the holiday season with my family, rather than intensely preparing for a Macworld keynote.

    Unfortunately, my decision to have Phil deliver the Macworld keynote set off another flurry of rumors about my health, with some even publishing stories of me on my deathbed.

    I've decided to share something very personal with the Apple community so that we can all relax and enjoy the show tomorrow.

    As many of you know, I have been losing weight throughout 2008. The reason has been a mystery to me and my doctors. A few weeks ago, I decided that getting to the root cause of this and reversing it needed to become my #1 priority.

    Fortunately, after further testing, my doctors think they have found the cause—a hormone imbalance that has been "robbing" me of the proteins my body needs to be healthy. Sophisticated blood tests have confirmed this diagnosis.

    The remedy for this nutritional problem is relatively simple and straightforward, and I've already begun treatment. But, just like I didn't lose this much weight and body mass in a week or a month, my doctors expect it will take me until late this Spring to regain it. I will continue as Apple's CEO during my recovery.

    I have given more than my all to Apple for the past 11 years now. I will be the first one to step up and tell our Board of Directors if I can no longer continue to fulfill my duties as Apple's CEO. I hope the Apple community will support me in my recovery and know that I will always put what is best for Apple first.

    So now I've said more than I wanted to say, and all that I am going to say, about this.

    Steve"


    Steve wont be going anywhere and has backing of the Apple Board of Directors which have said that

    "As we have said before, if there ever comes a day when Steve wants to retire or for other reasons cannot continue to fulfill his duties as Apple's CEO, you will know it . . . He deserves our complete and unwavering support during his recuperation. He most certainly has that from Apple and its board."


    thx for tip hybirdd
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Steve Jobs Admits Poor Health | Will Remain CEO started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 22 Comments
    1. mtwiford's Avatar
      mtwiford -
      Wow, at least its not very serious;from what it seems
    1. chevyridah2007's Avatar
      chevyridah2007 -
      Hopefully Steve recovers well. On to macworld....
    1. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by cash7c3 View Post
      thx for tip hybirdd
      man, i never get any credit around here.

      http://www.modmyi.com/forums/member-...emain-ceo.html

      press the tips button and shoot us an email and tell us if you have a tip -- cash
    1. Magnum's Avatar
      Magnum -
      sounds like what i got. i eat sooooo much...NEVER gain weight...lol anyways get well steve
    1. hybirdd's Avatar
      hybirdd -
      Quote Originally Posted by billchase2 View Post
      man, i never get any credit around here.

      http://www.modmyi.com/forums/member-...emain-ceo.html
      im sure cash will change it if he sees that cheers! thanks for posting!
      i hope steve gets better though
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      I hope he gets better.

      Quote Originally Posted by Magnum View Post
      sounds like what i got. i eat sooooo much...NEVER gain weight...lol anyways get well steve
      Lucky you, I put on weight like crazy.
    1. dale1v's Avatar
      dale1v -
      At least it isn't cancer, that's a good thing.
    1. center_99_99's Avatar
      center_99_99 -
      This sounds a little hoky to me, but hopefully for his sake this is really what's wrong and he has an easy recovery.
    1. Bioshocked's Avatar
      Bioshocked -
      An apple a day, keeps the doctor away.
    1. spizzoof's Avatar
      spizzoof -
      Quote Originally Posted by Bioshocked View Post
      An apple a day, keeps the doctor away.
      Haha, the irony is great. However, I also hope that for his sake this is real, and that he have an easy recovery.
    1. ultimatexpka's Avatar
      ultimatexpka -
      Quote Originally Posted by billchase2 View Post
      man, i never get any credit around here.

      http://www.modmyi.com/forums/member-...emain-ceo.html

      press the tips button and shoot us an email and tell us if you have a tip -- cash
      you deserve all credit for showing us this =P
    1. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by billchase2 View Post
      man, i never get any credit around here.

      http://www.modmyi.com/forums/member-...emain-ceo.html

      press the tips button and shoot us an email and tell us if you have a tip -- cash
      So then is there really a point in posting anything in the "Member Written iPhone News" forum? I thought the point of that forum was to post news that hadn't made it to the front page yet.
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by billchase2 View Post
      So then is there really a point in posting anything in the "Member Written iPhone News" forum? I thought the point of that forum was to post news that hadn't made it to the front page yet.
      If you are posting news just to "get credit" maybe you should start your own Apple news site...

      Quote Originally Posted by dale1v View Post
      At least it isn't cancer, that's a good thing.
      Not necessarily... plenty of things worse than some forms of cancer, and vice versa...
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      Can't help myself... I just love Steve... LOL there is just something about his style..... hope he recovers quickly and I hope he gains the weight that he needs to... can't wait to see what he looks like when he is over this all....
    1. P4p0SwInG's Avatar
      P4p0SwInG -
      Thank god steves the best
    1. UiK's Avatar
      UiK -
      I reckon we should buy him a few large pizzas. Hope he gets better soon

      I've always wondered; do you guys reckon Jobs has jailbroken his iPhone? Surely he's at least tried it for himself
    1. trancemode's Avatar
      trancemode -
      very sad. steven hope you get well soon.
    1. OPTICS's Avatar
      OPTICS -
      Quote Originally Posted by spizzoof View Post
      Haha, the irony is great. However, I also hope that for his sake this is real, and that he have an easy recovery.
      Well hopefully he has a DFU mode
    1. hybirdd's Avatar
      hybirdd -
      LOL OMG epic!
    1. f_itunes's Avatar
      f_itunes -
      I hope his treatment fails. The last thing needed in the computer world is a non tech savvy marketer who thinks he knows exactly whats best and how everyone should use there machine. Maybe with Jobs gone Apple will be able to convice the real "God" behind apple computers The Woz to come back and make them good and usuable again. Steve has always just been a giant wannabe riding the coattails of his engineers.

      Quote Originally Posted by P4p0SwInG View Post
      Thank god steves the best
      ROFL??? Why, because he constanly holds back development and technology by drastically limiting what people can do with there 400 dollar portable devices? Or is it because he thinks simplifying an OS down so much that it's terribly uncustomizable and everything must be done in a very specific so the idiot can't break it? Maybe it's because he thinks charging a third to 50 percent more for identical hardware thats in any PC just because it has an Apple logo? He's just an elitist yuppie that puts his name on patents designed by intelligent engineers, not himself. He seems to think that form should be one of the first things thought of when it comes to computers.

      Hopefully he'll retire and cut off all contact with the outside world. Apple and all there fans being the mindless drones they are will hopefully in an act of desperation higher back Steve Wozniak and Apple will actually be pushing technology forward again instead of holding it back.