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Apple’s Jobs recovering from liver transplant, says US media

Video by Shona BHATTACHARYYA

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2009-06-20

Steve Jobs, Apple’s ailing CEO, had a liver transplant about two months ago, according to a leading US daily. Jobs, who ceased his normal management role months ago, is expected to return to work later this month.

AFP - The chief executive officer of computer maker Apple, Steve Jobs, who has been on medical leave since January to take care of an undisclosed medical condition, has received a liver transplant in Tennessee, The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday.
  
The newspaper said the transplant took place about two months ago, and Jobs has been recovering well and was expected to return to work on schedule later this month.
  
However, the Apple CEO may initially work part-time.
  
"Steve continues to look forward to returning at the end of June, and there's nothing further to say," Apple spokeswoman Katie Cotton is quoted by the report as saying.
  
When he returns, Jobs may be encouraged by his physicians to initially "work part-time for a month or two," said The Journal, citing an unnamed person familiar with the situation at Apple.
  
That may lead Tim Cook, Apple's chief operating officer, to take "a more encompassing role," the paper said, citing the same source.
  
The person added that Cook may be appointed to Apple's board in the not-too-distant future, The Journal noted.
  
Apple has previously drawn criticism from some shareholders over what they have called limited disclosure of Jobs's health problems, the report said.
  
In this case, it is unclear whether the surgery changes anything because Jobs was already on leave, the paper noted.
  

Date created : 2009-06-20

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