Apple a day no good for Jobs, steps down until June
After months of speculation, Apple has finally acknowledged the elephant in the room. CEO Steve Jobs is suffering from "complex" health issues and is taking a leave of absence until June:
What will this mean for Apple in 2009? It may be a gentle blessing in disguise; timetables for the launch of new product lines (of which the iPhone Nano rumour is one that's becoming increasingly prevalent) will have been set long in advance; with Jobs and his medical concerns taking a backseat, his teams can focus on accomplishing their milestones. It also allows some fresh blood to circulate through the hierachy, which is not neccessarily a bad thing. They could sneak a cut and paste function into iPhones, for starters.