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  • Steve Jobs Steps Down

    image by xkcd.com EDIT: Comic is merely to soften the harshness of the story - a few folks have been offended, its not our purpose to tick folks off. We wish Steve well and hope for the best for he and his family same as you. The pic stays.

    Until June, for now, that is. The mighty Steve has been sick for a while, and notably didn't even appear at this year's Macworld keynote, having Phil Schiller stand in to deliver the lack-luster news for the hungry Apple-enthusiasts attending.

    Steve had previously stated he'd be standing fast at the helm during his recovery, but apparently that's no longer doable.

    In an email to employees, El Jobs wrote

    ...during the past week I have learned that my health-related issues are more complex than I originally thought. In order to take myself out of the limelight and focus on my health, and to allow everyone at Apple to focus on delivering extraordinary products, I have decided to take a medical leave of absence until the end of June.
    Tim Cook, the company's chief operating officer, will be steering the rudder until Steve is back.

    I have asked Tim Cook to be responsible for Apple’s day to day operations, and I know he and the rest of the executive management team will do a great job. As CEO, I plan to remain involved in major strategic decisions while I am out. Our board of directors fully supports this plan.
    Get well soon, Steve. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your fam.

    MSNBC Apple 2.0 Blog
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Steve Jobs Steps Down started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 35 Comments
    1. monadzback's Avatar
      monadzback -
      I hope he gets better.
    1. chazdrums's Avatar
      chazdrums -
      Oh man, I hope this isnt the end of an era.
    1. noggin123450's Avatar
      noggin123450 -
      I can't believe Steve Jobs is stepping down! I hope it isn't permanent.
    1. gatorboy's Avatar
      gatorboy -
      Holy ****... Get well!!!
    1. Biznotch's Avatar
      Biznotch -
      maybe prices will begin dropping? haha jk hope u get better steve-o
    1. dale1v's Avatar
      dale1v -
      Quote Originally Posted by Biznotch View Post
      maybe prices will begin dropping? haha jk hope u get better steve-o
      stocks might O_o
    1. dkaye's Avatar
      dkaye -
      Despite mouthpiece denials of anything serious, speculation is rising that his pancreatic cancer has returned. Hope he gets through whatever it is that's ailling him.
    1. ajl917's Avatar
      ajl917 -
      I know its just a temporary leave of absence, but this could actually be pretty serious...
    1. KelvinalF's Avatar
      KelvinalF -
      Quote Originally Posted by ajl917 View Post
      I know its just a temporary leave of absence, but this could actually be pretty serious...
      exactly how they stated there was no health problems now this hopefully this is the truth Steve:[
    1. huntor's Avatar
      huntor -
      that illustrations not funny at all.


      ..im sure something big will be presented/released the day he comes back just to make it that much more memorable.
    1. iGuy's Avatar
      iGuy -
      I know I don't actually know Mr Jobs but I feel like he's a member of my family.

      Wishing you all the best Steve and I hope you're back where you belong soon.
    1. cjgonzales1900's Avatar
      cjgonzales1900 -
      steve makes apple who it is, without him apple will lose a lot of its supporters. Steve is the only reason i still like apple. I mean their products are great, he just makes apple more friendlier. from all the jailbreakers get well steve.

      Quote Originally Posted by huntor View Post
      that illustrations not funny at all.


      ..im sure something big will be presented/released the day he comes back just to make it that much more memorable.

      i have to agree steve is a hero in the apple world no matter if you are a jailbreaker/modder or just a apple fan we all respect Steve Jobs, for what he has brought us through the years.
    1. khaoticsquirrel's Avatar
      khaoticsquirrel -
      he'll be fine, no worries people. i have the inside hookups. they claim if magic can beat AIDS, steveo's got this puny illness crushed. money beats everything.
    1. A418t81's Avatar
      A418t81 -
      As a physician, I can tell you that Jobs looks like a textbook case of a person eaten up with cancer. Also, the 5 year survival rate of pancreatic cancer is less than 5%. I wish him all the best, but I don't buy the "hormonal imbalance" bit for a second.
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      Quote Originally Posted by A418t81 View Post
      As a physician, I can tell you that Jobs looks like a textbook case of a person eaten up with cancer. Also, the 5 year survival rate of pancreatic cancer is less than 5%. I wish him all the best, but I don't buy the "hormonal imbalance" bit for a second.
      Oh this is so depressing if this is true.... I hope he gets better but this all doesn't sound good at all.....
    1. zerobrand's Avatar
      zerobrand -
      just spoke with him on the phone, said many he's taking many trips to mcdonalds and drinks a lot of starbucks to get him in shape.

      good jobb
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Stocks will free fall
    1. rel1215's Avatar
      rel1215 -
      Quote Originally Posted by A418t81 View Post
      As a physician, I can tell you that Jobs looks like a textbook case of a person eaten up with cancer. Also, the 5 year survival rate of pancreatic cancer is less than 5%. I wish him all the best, but I don't buy the "hormonal imbalance" bit for a second.
      well then u must be a pretty shiiity dr. cuz even i've read up on the type of cancer he had and the fact that it was a very rare form of pancreatic cancer that is curable by what was a very new surgery when stevie had it.
    1. A418t81's Avatar
      A418t81 -
      Quote Originally Posted by rel1215 View Post
      well then u must be a pretty shiiity dr. cuz even i've read up on the type of cancer he had and the fact that it was a very rare form of pancreatic cancer that is curable by what was a very new surgery when stevie had it.
      You can't even spell small words correctly and you are going to instruct me on cancer? Ok Jobs had a neuroendocrine tumor of his pancreas and he underwent the EXACT same surgery you would if you had cancer in your pancreas...its hardly a new surgery. Also, just because the tumor was removed doesn't mean its gone. A fair amount of people have the whipple procedure after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and their survival rate is basically the same, 5% at 5 years. Anyway, I wish the guy all the best, and I hope that his weight loss is due to the loss of a large amount of his small intestine, but the numbers aren't on his side. Hope never hurt anybody, so lets hope...but I'm done commenting on the matter.
    1. oliverhart77's Avatar
      oliverhart77 -
      Quote Originally Posted by huntor View Post
      that illustrations not funny at all.


      ..im sure something big will be presented/released the day he comes back just to make it that much more memorable.
      I agree. That illustration is horrible. I suggest you take it down. I understand if you didn't make it, but still. You pride yourselves on being an iPhone/apple blog, then post THAT?!? Come on. That's low. That's enough to make me not want to come here. Hate to be "that guy", and I'm sure I'll get backlash but you ought to be ashamed.