Letter From Apple CEO Steve Jobs

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  1. WhySoSerious macrumors 65816

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    Mod edit: News thread over this way, thanks. ;)

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    Letter From Apple CEO Steve Jobs
    (PR Newswire 01/05 08:30:23)

    Dear Apple Community,
    For the first time in a decade, I'm getting to spend the holiday season
    with my family, rather than intensely preparing for a Macworld keynote.
    Unfortunately, my decision to have Phil deliver the Macworld keynote set
    off another flurry of rumors about my health, with some even publishing
    stories of me on my deathbed.
    I've decided to share something very personal with the Apple community so
    that we can all relax and enjoy the show tomorrow.
    As many of you know, I have been losing weight throughout 2008. The reason
    has been a mystery to me and my doctors. A few weeks ago, I decided that
    getting to the root cause of this and reversing it needed to become my #1
    priority.
    Fortunately, after further testing, my doctors think they have found the
    cause -- a hormone imbalance that has been "robbing" me of the proteins my
    body needs to be healthy. Sophisticated blood tests have confirmed this
    diagnosis.
    The remedy for this nutritional problem is relatively simple and
    straightforward, and I've already begun treatment. But, just like I didn't
    lose this much weight and body mass in a week or a month, my doctors expect it
    will take me until late this Spring to regain it. I will continue as Apple's
    CEO during my recovery.
    I have given more than my all to Apple for the past 11 years now. I will
    be the first one to step up and tell our Board of Directors if I can no longer
    continue to fulfill my duties as Apple's CEO. I hope the Apple community will
    support me in my recovery and know that I will always put what is best for
    Apple first.
    So now I've said more than I wanted to say, and all that I am going to
    say, about this.
    Steve
    SOURCE Apple
     
  2. duncanapple macrumors 6502

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    Jobs has been losing weight as a result of a hormone imbalance? cnbc

    Just saw this on cnbc.com - breaking story apparently....
     
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    Hmmm... how did you get a hold of this letter?
     
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    i work on wall street (well, my office is in dallas, but corporate is on wall street).
     
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    Yeah, it must be legit. It's posted as a press release on various sites. Still, that last sentence is awkwardly written.
     
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    That must mean he is dying! :eek: ;)
     
  11. duncanapple macrumors 6502

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    Thanks arkitect,

    I was referencing the header on cnbc.coms website, but there wasn't anymore info. That was much more complete.
     
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    Being reported all over the place, AP, CNBC, Reuters. Glad they finally made a statement. Can we put the rumors of his impending death behind us now?
     
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    Sounds like a simple explanation. Hope he gets well soon. This also means that there is no reason for tomorrow to be a letdown on the new products front.
     
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    If doctors have nailed down the issue to be a 'hormone imbalance', it is likely treatable via medication.

    All the best to Steve!
     
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    Thanks everybody for posting some links. It's already been a long morning for me. It would have been nice for the OP to have posted an article link.

    Really. It's just beating a dead horse. We all know that he has health issues. There's no need to give us a play-by-play on every little detail.
     
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    That's really decent he's come out and said that - especially since it is a very personal thing. But I guess when he's in such a huge position - CEO of Apple - that rumours of his health do damage the company as we saw with the rumour of his death and the effect that had on their shares briefly.

    Here's to a speedy recovery Steve! *holds up a pint*

    Read it from Apple's site here:

    http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2009/01/05sjletter.html
     
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    how about just showing gratitude for me posting it in teh first place instead of putting a negative spin on the fact i didin't provide a link.

    fyi, i couldn't provide a link because i didn't get it from a linked source....i work for wall street and receive a ton of internal trading information before all of you. i could only c/paste the trading email i received.

    you're welcome for the info though.... :rolleyes:
     
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