Steve Jobs, chief executive of Apple Inc, who is on medical leave since past three weeks, is still taking company’s strategic decisions and is closely involved in Apple’s day-to-day functioning, according to a media report.
Jobs, 55, is also working on the next version of the consumer electronics firm’s iPad tablet even as he has been taking business meetings at home and over home, The Wall Street Journal reported citing people familiar with the matter.
“Among products Jobs continues to work on are the next version of the iPad tablet computer, expected out in the next couple of months, and a new iPhone, expected to be released this summer,” the report quoted people in-the-know as saying.
“Steve is the CEO of Apple and during his medical leave he'll continue to be involved in major strategic decisions,” the report quoted an Apple spokeswoman as saying.
Tim Cooks, who is the chief operating officer of Apple is looking after the company’s day-to-day operations in Jobs’s absence as Jobs is on medical leave since January 2011 for an unspecified period.
Steve Jobs is a pancreatic cancer survivor and had taken medical leave in 2009 also when he had to undergo a liver transplant.
Apple has now started work on making a new thinner and lighter version of its popular tablet iPad than its first version, which includes a front-facing camera.