無可否認 Steve Jobs 是 Apple 的精神領袖，自他再次回歸 Apple 並推出 iPod 及 iPhone 等產品，把一間正面臨危機的公司變成全球最大資產的公司之一。不過，今天又傳來壞消息了，Steve Jobs 因病再度離開 Apple。
Apple CEO Steve Jobs today sent the following email to all Apple employees:
At my request, the board of directors has granted me a medical leave of absence so I can focus on my health. I will continue as CEO and be involved in major strategic decisions for the company.
I have asked Tim Cook to be responsible for all of Apple’s day to day operations. I have great confidence that Tim and the rest of the executive management team will do a terrific job executing the exciting plans we have in place for 2011.
I love Apple so much and hope to be back as soon as I can. In the meantime, my family and I would deeply appreciate respect for our privacy.
這個消息未知會否影響 iPad 2 及 iPhone 5 的進度，但肯定會為蘋果的股價帶來即時影響。[資料來源：Apple]