An authorized biography about Apple visionary Steve Jobs will be published in early 2012. The book will be called "iSteve: A Book of Jobs."
The literary news site GalleyCat reports that biographer Walter Isaacson spent three years "interviewing Jobs, his family members, Apple colleagues, and competitors to write this book."
Isaacson has previously written biographies of Henry Kissinger, Albert Einstein and Benjamin Franklin.
Jobs, 56, went on medical leave in January, his third since 2004, but has retained his title of chief executive at Apple.
Jobs underwent an operation for pancreatic cancer in 2004 and received a liver transplant in 2009, but he has not released any details about his latest health issues.