Jan 15 and Steve Jobs has announced his medical leave.
The question now is whether he will actually come back in June as stated.
Personally, I think he is stepping out of the Apple picture completely and the company is revealing whatever health condition this is in a slow fashion so that the stock can adjust gradually instead of suddenly. It is unfortunate that the value of a multi-billion dollar co is hinged on one person's health. What about redundancy and the old "what to do if xx was hit by a bus" contingency?
I hope stepping out of the leadership role will allow him to fully focus on his health and healing, my sense is this is pretty serious and possibly terminal.
Hang in there real Steve Jobs.