WSJ: Apple CEO Steve Jobs remains closely involved in running Apple

“More than three months into a medical leave from Apple Inc, Chief Executive Steve Jobs remains closely involved in key aspects of running the company, the Wall Street Journal reported Saturday, citing people familiar with the matter,” Eric Beech reports for Reuters.

“Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook runs the day-to-day operations, but Jobs has continued to work on the company’s most important strategies and products from home, the newspaper said in a story on its website,” Beech reports.

“He regularly reviews products and product plans, and was particularly involved in the user interface of the new iPhone operating system that Apple unveiled last month, the Journal said,” Beech reports.

“Jobs, an Apple co-founder who is considered the company’s creative leader, is also involved in the development of future projects, the paper said, citing people with knowledge of the company’s strategy,” Beech reports.

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MacDailyNews Take: Why is this bit of non-news being trotted out now? We knew as much from Jobs’ January 14th letter to Apple employees which read in part:

I have asked Tim Cook to be responsible for Apple’s day to day operations, and I know he and the rest of the executive management team will do a great job. As CEO, I plan to remain involved in major strategic decisions while I am out.

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