This step certainly wasn’t easy for Steve Jobs: He takes a medical leave until Juni to recover from his health problems – which are more complex than he thought. It’s probably a hefty step for him and his family to share this private information with public interest. But the history and also the future of Apple stick tightly to his name. This tight relationship is also reflected in the stock price, which dropped down more than 7 percent in extended trading when the news was spreading.
The Chief Operating Officer (COO) Tim Cook will work as CEO until Steve gets back in June. Cook ran Apple also for two months in 2004 when Steve was recovering from his cancer surgery – and he has a great reputation.
So, again: Get well soon, Steve!