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No Jobs keynote planned for Apple Expo Paris

Apple Expo Paris will not host a keynote presentation this year, according to show organizers Reed Expositions. “Apple CEO Steve Jobs has traditionally popped across the Atlantic to visit Europe once a year for the show,” reports Macworld UK. “Jobs was replaced by Apple VP Phil Schiller in 2004, as he was recovering from life-saving surgery at that time. Jobs also failed to deliver a keynote speech at last year’s Paris show, though he did visit the event to speak with journalists and introduce to the iPod nano.” Europe’s largest Mac-focused event, Apple Expo Paris will run September 12 through the 16.

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1

I wonder if this means that there will be a media event shortly after Paris, like last year.

Posted by Cameron T. on August 18, 2006 at 10:21 AM (PDT)

2

I favor Bertrand Serlet for the Apple Paris Expo keynote address. Bertrand’s French connection seems appropriate for this venue. He performed well at the 2006 WWDC. The European Union may like to see Apple leadership beyond USA centric representatives.

http://www.apple.com/pr/bios/serlet.html

Posted by Benton on August 18, 2006 at 12:11 PM (PDT)

3

does this mean that the chance of a new ipod announcement is lower? or will they be making that release at a different expo? i’m not familiar with the expo schedules

Posted by david on August 18, 2006 at 12:14 PM (PDT)

4

I doubt that Steve Jobs is losing sleep over deciding not to speak in France. The French (from France, not Canada) are swine. It all comes down to a simple choice, really: you either want iTunes or you don’t. If you do, stop your ######## about Apple’s DRM, France.

Posted by Charles O. on August 18, 2006 at 5:14 PM (PDT)

5

If you do, stop your ######## about Apple’s DRM, France.

They did just that with that watered-down law of theirs. On the other hand the Scandinavians’ carping could prove more costly for all parties.

Posted by flatline response on August 21, 2006 at 11:11 PM (PDT)

6

Very true. There’s nothing wrong with not wanting to have anything to do with iTunes, mind you. But they obviously want iTunes and they want to b i t c h about iTunes, too. Typical for swine like the French.

Posted by Charles O. on August 23, 2006 at 4:04 PM (PDT)

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