A shocking photo of Steve Jobs has emerged, days after he stepped down as CEO of Apple. The ex- head honcho looked worryingly frail and gaunt as he stood outside his California home. Even though no mention was made of his growing health problems, the photo is a shocking reminder of how serious Jobs’ health issues are. He has been suffering from cancer since 2003.
Apple Inc. Chief Executive Steve Jobs, a cancer survivor, has taken a leave of absence to focus on his health, putting the company in the hands of Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook/
Cook will be responsible for the day-to-day operations, with Jobs continuing as CEO, Apple said today, citing an e-mail to employees from Jobs. The Apple co-founder took an almost six- month break to have a liver transplant in 2009.
“I love Apple so much and hope to be back as soon as I can,” Jobs, 55, said in the e-mail. Jobs said he will continue to “be involved in major strategic decisions for the company.”
Apple unveiled the iPad today [ahead of an estimated April launch]
Steve Jobs called the newest addition to the Apple empire “so much more intimate than a laptop and so much more capable than a smart phone.”
The iPad has a 9.7-inch touch screen, is a half-inch thick, weighs 1.5 pounds and comes with 16, 32 or 64 gigabytes of flash memory storage. It comes with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity built in. Jobs said the device has a battery that lasts 10 hours and can sit for a month on standby without needing a charge.
The basic iPad models will cost $499, $599 and $699, depending on the storage size, when it comes out worldwide in March.
Like iPods and the iPhone, the iPad can sync with Apple’s Macintosh and Microsoft’s Windows computers. Jobs said the iPad will also be better for playing games and watching video than either a laptop or a smart phone
At the Stanford University commencement speech in 2005, Steve Jobs, CEO and co-founder of Apple and Pixar, urged the audience to pursue their dreams and see the opportunities in life’s setbacks – including death itself.
We thought this might give you a little inspiration to start you off for 2010!
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