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Apple: Steve Jobs is healthy, despite rumors

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By LC Angell

Contributing Editor
Published: Monday, August 14, 2006
News Categories: Apple

Following his keynote presentation at Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) last week, a number of publications and attendees expressed concern that Apple CEO Steve Jobs looked unwell. Most pointed out that Jobs, who underwent pancreatic cancer surgery two years ago, looked “very thin, almost gaunt” and noted that it was very odd that Jobs handed off the majority of the presentation and product announcements to other, less charismatic Apple executives, as if he was tired and needed rest. According to an Apple spokesperson, however, Jobs is definitely healthy. “Steve’s health is robust and we have no idea where these rumors are coming from,” Katie Cotton, Apple’s VP of worldwide corporate communications, told InformationWeek.

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1

If he had this surgery two years ago, one would think that such symptoms would have manifested themselves earlier. (about two years ago)

What if he just had the flu or something?

He was probably worrying about future product introductions.

Posted by LukeA on August 14, 2006 at 12:22 PM (PDT)

2

“What if he just had the flu or something?

He was probably worrying about future product introductions.”

Or the Apple stock problems!  wink

Posted by Tim on August 14, 2006 at 1:05 PM (PDT)

3

Come on guys, he was worried about the Zune.

Posted by Talking Madness in Los Angeles on August 14, 2006 at 4:46 PM (PDT)

4

“Come on guys, he was worried about the Zune.”

Pfft, Microsh*t had to remove video capability plus most of the wireless features just to drop the price down to $299 to compete with the 30 gig 5G.

Posted by Nobody on August 14, 2006 at 5:46 PM (PDT)

5

How come no one was worried about the health of the fat guy that followed Steve?!?!?  Being thin at 50 plus is a good thing!!!

Posted by Frank Z on August 14, 2006 at 9:12 PM (PDT)

6

Naw, he’s probably deep in thought wondering how he’s going to trademark ‘SEC’ and ‘NASDAQ’ under Apple’s IP and put those pesky regulators and pushy stock exchange out of business. Of course, there’s a few southern schools that are going to prove a problem as well…

Aw, jus’ give ‘em all iPods, y’all.

Posted by flatline response on August 14, 2006 at 9:56 PM (PDT)

7

Nobody-

Get over it.

Posted by Talking Madness in Los Angeles on August 15, 2006 at 2:25 AM (PDT)

8

He has pancreatic cancer: “Median survival from diagnosis is around 3 to 6 months; 5-year survival is much less than 5%.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pancreatic_cancer

Sell your stock.

Posted by jj on August 15, 2006 at 5:35 AM (PDT)

9

That’s why he had the surgery, to remove the cancer.

However, I would not put it past any company to deny the deteriorating health of a their iconic person. So who knows.

Posted by MkSmith on August 15, 2006 at 11:07 AM (PDT)

10

They told him he was dying at first, but then found that the cancer was a very rare kind that is quite survivable. Less than 5% of pancreatic cancer patients are this lucky.  I would wager he just had the flu or something.

Posted by Elizabeth on August 15, 2006 at 1:57 PM (PDT)

11

Steve has led Apple through a fantastic turn-around; just look at its strength in depth now, in hardware - and software.  The combination is unrivalled - no other comparable outfit comes close. Every Corporation has to ‘come of age’ one day, and legacies are to be built on. Health rumours unfounded or not, Apple employees, Mac users and fans remember the debt we owe him - and wish him well.  Sell your stock? No way!

Posted by Keith on August 15, 2006 at 9:02 PM (PDT)

12

Everybody said the same thing last year, yet he’s is still here.

Posted by Freak on August 16, 2006 at 1:29 AM (PDT)

13

Well, I just hope he’ll live to see Leopard out.

Posted by jj on August 16, 2006 at 10:21 AM (PDT)

14

I hope he lives forever!

Posted by Stinky Steve on August 16, 2006 at 11:23 PM (PDT)

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