Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Apple CEO Jobs back at work

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Posted: 30 June 2009 0240 hrs

Steve Jobs

WASHINGTON: Apple chief executive Steve Jobs has returned to work after a medical leave of absence during which he underwent a liver transplant, according to press reports on Monday.

"Steve is back to work," Steve Dowling, an Apple spokesman, told The New York Times and other US media outlets. "He is currently at Apple a few days a week and working from home the remaining days."

"We are glad to have him back," Dowling told the newspaper.

The Times said the Apple spokesman declined to say exactly when the 54-year-old Jobs, the visionary behind the wildly successful Macintosh computer, iPhone and iPod, returned to work or to discuss his health.

Apple last week released the first public comment from Jobs since he went on medical leave of absence in January, a brief statement in which he lauded the sales of Apple's latest model iPhone.

Apple has been notoriously secretive about Jobs's health since he underwent an operation in 2004 for pancreatic cancer.

A Tennessee hospital confirmed last week that Jobs had received a liver transplant and said his prognosis was "excellent."

Apple's fortunes have been uniquely linked to Jobs, who returned to the California company in 1997 after a 12-year absence and turned around the flagging technology giant.

- AFP /ls

From ChannelNewsAsia.com; see the source article here.

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