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  • Steve Jobs Resignation Talk Likely an April Fool's Prank


    At lot of folks have apparently forgotten what today's date is. Over the last few hours, multiple mainstream and Mac-related media outlets have picked up on the unconfirmed report that Steve Jobs is resigning as CEO of Apple. But nowhere is the rumor machine on overdrive more than Twitter - you know, the bastion of journalistic integrity that comes in bursts of 140 characters, just like Walter Cronkite used to do it.

    My calls to Apple inquiring about this rumor were not returned. But even the most adamant rumor-crazy speculators across the broad tech blogosphere aren't jumping on this highly dubious report until more evidence emerges. I take that back - until any evidence emerges. Regardless, the date isn't stopping everyone from believing the talk.

    Two months ago, it should be noted, when Steve Jobs announced yet another medical leave from Apple, rumors abounded that Jobs was either close to resignation or death. Neither, fortunately, have proven true. In fact, Jobs astonished many when he lead the iPad 2 unveiling presentation one month ago and, by all accounts, looked pretty darn good.

    So, in short, the tech blogosphere is teeming with rumors on a daily basis - some of which ultimately prove to have some vestiges of truth behind them. Today, however, be wary to believe anything you don't personally see, hear, touch, taste, and smell. Even then I'd have my doubts
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Steve Jobs Resignation Talk Likely an April Fool's Prank started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 31 Comments
    1. Brandonii's Avatar
      Brandonii -
      I don't believe anything that happens on this day. Ever. EVER!
    1. NikeJS's Avatar
      NikeJS -
      Lol this is funny
    1. Jahooba's Avatar
      Jahooba -
      Next year I'm staying off my computer on this day.

      Also, that's a horrible picture of him. He looks old and frail and maybe a little retarded.
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      Imagine the stock drop if he did resign. Yikes.
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      Jobs resigning? Bad prank, surprised so many people fall for it.
      I might have been curious with "Steve Jobs dead at age of XX, watch it on channel X news at 7" or "Jobs drank Charlie Sheen's tiger blood, cancer cured!!"
      True, it might be a bit morbid but at least it is more plausible.
    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      Look at those Harry Potter glasses lol. Can you imagine if jobs and the England guy left? Apple would then suck
    1. urwack's Avatar
      urwack -
      Good ole April Fools
    1. Sanady361's Avatar
      Sanady361 -
      Definitely
    1. Rob2G's Avatar
      Rob2G -
      I hate April fools, it's just a reason for people to lie to me and scare me. MotherF*%><s
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      I didn't take it seriously
    1. DisneyRicky's Avatar
      DisneyRicky -
      ^
      Same.
    1. TheJailbreakGenius's Avatar
      TheJailbreakGenius -
      Let's be real: Steve could be in his death bed right now. Apple is doing this to make Steve dying seem like a joke, something impossible. This is supposed to be a confidence booster, if some people would get a life and figure out what day it is.

      However, if it is true, it means that Steve couldn't wait to get the news out, which means his situation is more dire than previously expected. Let's be real again: he's gonna die, soon or farther away.


      People just don't survive these diseases. Face the facts, because if you don't you will be devastated when he dies, probably in the near future.

      P.S. I love Steve, don't get me wrong.
    1. Twimfy's Avatar
      Twimfy -
      Only Chuck Norris can kill Steve Jobs.

      So until we get a press conference from Chuck's people we know that this isn't true.
    1. Rob2G's Avatar
      Rob2G -
      Quote Originally Posted by Twimfy View Post
      Only Chuck Norris can kill Steve Jobs.

      So until we get a press conference from Chuck's people we know that this isn't true.
      Thank you very much for making my day.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      lmao
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Unless Steve himself announces his retirement I wouldn't believe what others are saying That or Tim Cook, he's a serious guy!
    1. Kil0111's Avatar
      Kil0111 -
      Such stupid and pointless news...imho
    1. coolguy742's Avatar
      coolguy742 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Brandonii View Post
      I don't believe anything that happens on this day. Ever. EVER!
      I'm the same way, this morning our computer repair teacher tried to be funny and get us to walk all the way to the high school building to get "some papers"

      Quote Originally Posted by Jahooba View Post
      Next year I'm staying off my computer on this day.

      Also, that's a horrible picture of him. He looks old and frail and maybe a little retarded.
      I agree at first and second part! Hahahahahaha
    1. tma's Avatar
      tma -
      Quote Originally Posted by Brandonii View Post
      I don't believe anything that happens on this day. Ever. EVER!
      I wouldn't be so sure about that. What will happen when Steve Jobs passes away?
    1. NakedFaerie's Avatar
      NakedFaerie -
      He wont resign, we wont be that lucky.