在一封賈伯斯寄給蘋果員工的信中，他表示先前的健康問題「比想像中更複雜」，因此必須要請長假，估計六月才會回來。與此同時，Tim Cook 會代替他執行蘋果的日常活動，但重大決策仍由賈伯斯發佈。
從消息傳出到現在，AAPL 股價已經下跌了約 8%。
I am sure all of you saw my letter last week sharing something very personal with the Apple community. Unfortunately, the curiosity over my personal health continues to be a distraction not only for me and my family, but everyone else at Apple as well. In addition, 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.
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.
I look forward to seeing all of you this summer.