Health Forces Jobs to Take Leave From Apple
Problems 'more complex than I originally thought,' founder says
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 14, 2009 4:23 PM CST
Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook will take over Apple in Steve Jobs' absence.   (Apple)
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(Newser) – Saying his much-publicized medical problems are “more complex than I originally thought,” Apple founder Steve Jobs is taking a leave from the computer giant through June, the Wall Street Journal reports this afternoon. The 53-year-old survivor of pancreatic cancer said last week he had a hormonal imbalance. Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook will take over in his absence, and Jobs said he hoped that would reduce distractions for the company.