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Jobs Responds to MacWorld Health Rumours

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Jobs Responds to MacWorld Health Rumours

If there's one thing we don't tend to care for at TR it's wittering on about people's health (it's above and beyond the technology remit) but when it overlaps as horrendously as the Steve Jobs saga and the man himself feels obliged to comment we'll relent on this single occasion...

Speaking out officially first the first time about the quite frankly distasteful amount of health related speculation his absence from MacWorld 2009 has prompted Jobs has today issued a statement explaining:

"A hormone imbalance has been "robbing" me of the proteins my body needs to be healthy. Sophisticated blood tests have confirmed this diagnosis. The remedy for this nutritional problem is relatively simple and straightforward, and I've already begun treatment. But, just like I didn't lose this much weight and body mass in a week or a month, my doctors expect it will take me until late this Spring to regain it. I will continue as Apple's CEO during my recovery."

Unsurprisingly Apple's board is backing their inspirational boss, issuing a co-statement pointing out "If there ever comes a day when Steve wants to retire or for other reasons cannot continue to fulfil his duties as Apple's CEO, you will know it. Apple is very lucky to have Steve as its leader and CEO, and he deserves our complete and unwavering support during his recuperation. He most certainly has that from Apple and its Board."

Admittedly everyone can see Jobs has lost weight (above), but let's hope this will draw a line under the matter since it really isn't any of our business. On the other hand, cheaper Macs and remedying basic iPhone flaws (camera, cut and paste, MMS, you know the drill) most certainly IS - so fix it guys and this week!


Steve Jobs Statement

Apple Board of Directors Statement

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January 5, 2009, 10:21 pm

Jobs and Ballmer should share a big juicy 60oz Burger just for old times sake.

Still I have yet to buy an Apple product, and these heart string stories will not sway me.

An apple a day and your problems will still come to play.


January 6, 2009, 12:47 am

Give yourself to jobsey hank!

His teaching will give you true harmony in your life


January 6, 2009, 1:26 am

true harmony....

that and you'll never have to worry about what to spend your money on, because you would have already spent it all.



January 6, 2009, 2:22 am

on something stylish and sexy, instead of a pc that loses all its value in its first year


January 6, 2009, 3:26 am

Ironduke forgive me but a PC is just a PC, I don't get off on it's style or whether it's sexy, I get off on whether its spec can do the job (that wasn't a PUN), without paying for looks. This isn't hookers it's gadgets different rules apply.


January 6, 2009, 3:50 am

rubbish in that case most of the products reviewed on trusted, are a waste of time as they should just review the cheapest ones

Hamish Campbell

January 6, 2009, 12:35 pm

Perform a useful function, I want them to look sexy, cost too much, can't get enough....... what are you talking about, gadgets are just like hookers.


January 6, 2009, 2:45 pm

The guy is ill, give him a break. He has achieved one of the most spectacular turnarounds of a company in history. Rubbishing the products and CEO of such a successful company is bizarre at least!


January 6, 2009, 6:03 pm

Ben, I think that post is the most bizarre piece. This success of Mr Jobs is not down to the man himself or Apple, it's down to the fool who feels they NEED Apple products.

In the responses to my post, not one has pointed out Apple features beyond style and sexy.

I rest my case.


January 6, 2009, 10:01 pm

onto a normal note, the "buy now" section of the apple store uk is down. 128GB touch here i come :D

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