Rumors about Steve Jobs' (The Patron Saint of Apple) having poor health have been a topic of discussion for a long time. Of course every time there is a rumbling about his health, Apple stocks take a dive.
But now with Jobs no longer speaking at MacWorld and Apple formally announcing that they will not attend after 2009, any rumors about Jobs' health seem to take on a more true tone.
The guys over at Gizmodo have an article up that cites a previously reliable source stating the real reason behind Apple's departure from MacWorld and why Sr. Saint of Jobs will not be speaking.
Yep you guessed it; they claim the real reason is Steve's failing health. To cover up the company decided to pull out of MacWorld completely. "No more Steve means no more hype"
Read more at Gizmodo.
This source has repeatedly been 100% correct before. Those times, however, were always related to news and images of unreleased Apple products. I can only hope that, in this more personal matter, it is absolutely wrong. And that if he is not, that sentence just means that Steve Jobs is retiring according to his plan.
While Steve Jobs' health is nobody's business-not the press, not investors, not the public-we believe that there's a line between saying "no-comment" and plainly misleading-once again-the public.
Steve Jobs have been giving Macworld Expo keynotes since he came back as interim CEO of the company in 1997. Since then he has never failed once, always introducing notable products both at Macworld San Francisco and Macworld New York. During his latest Macworld keynote, in 2008, he introduced the MacBook Air. Later this year, he used his WWDC presentation to announce the new iPhone 3G. In his last two show-n-tells, for the new iPods and the new MacBooks, he used less time on stage, giving more limelight to key members of Apple's executive team.