Apple CEO Steve Jobs Will Take Another Medical Leave Of Absence
Posted on Mon Jan 17, 2011 08:58 AM PDT

appleitunes200.jpgNEW YORK, New York (X17online) - Apple announced Monday CEO Steve Jobs would take another medical leave of absence, but continue to supervise key decisions.

Jobs said in the email that Apple made public Monday: "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 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."

It is the latest Jobs health scare after he took a medical leave in early 2009 after he received a liver transplant during that leave.

Taking over from Jobs will be COO Tim Cook, who will be responsible for all of Apple’s day-to-day operations in place of Jobs.