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Apple boss Steve Jobs to take 'medical leave'

Apple boss Steve Jobs has announced that he is to take "medical leave" from the company.

In an e-mail to employees he said he was taking the break to focus on his health.

He said he would continue as chief executive of Apple and be involved in any major decisions. Day-to-day running of the company will pass to Tim Cook.

The BBC's Caroline Hepker reports.

  • 17 Jan 2011