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Apple's Jobs takes another medical leave, raising questions about firm's future

Publié par Clifford Armion le 18/01/2011

Zachary A. Goldfarb

"Steve Jobs, the iconic chief executive of Apple who has battled serious health problems for years, said Monday that he is taking another medical leave of absence, raising questions about whether the country's most highly valued technology company can prosper without its leader.

"The announcement that the creator of the iPod, iPhone and iPad would step aside - without revealing the extent of his medical problems or how long he'll be on leave - prompted criticism from some analysts that Apple was betraying its obligations to tell its shareholders important information.

"Jobs, a survivor of pancreatic cancer and recipient of a liver transplant, two conditions known to cause a variety of complications, sent a message to Apple employees Monday saying that the company's board "granted me a medical leave of absence so I can focus on my health." He added that he would continue to be involved in major decisions but would give up day-to-day control."

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"Apple's Jobs takes another medical leave, raising questions about firm's future", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), janvier 2011. Consulté le 20/09/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/apple-s-jobs-takes-another-medical-leave-raising-questions-about-firm-s-future