One Last Hurrah for Steve Jobs at iPhone 5 Unveiling?
On Wednesday, the tech community and world at large were rocked by news of Steve Jobs' sudden resignation as chief executive officer of Apple, the financial juggernaut of a tech firm that he co-founded more than three decades ago. But as the investment, tech, and business worlds all absorb the news of Jobs' departure this morning, we continue to hear rumblings about what may be Steve Jobs' next public appearance and, perhaps, his last hurrah on the Apple stage.
In his letter to the Board of Directors yesterday, Jobs asked to remain as Chairman of the Board, director and Apple employee. Simply put, although Tim Cook is the new company head, Steve Jobs hasn't taken his ball and left the field altogether. In fact, as an attempt to pacify nervous investors, there is speculation that Steve Jobs may take the stage to introduce the new iPhone later this summer.
Now believed to be four to six weeks away from introduction, the tech community is buzzing about the fifth-generation iPhone. Although smart money would bet on Tim Cook leading the reveal as a logical way to instill confidence in those who question Apple's viability without Steve Jobs at the helm, others believe a Steve Jobs and Tim Cook combo during the presentation may be just what Apple needs to help facilitate a smooth transition to the post-Steve Jobs era at Apple.
Just as few initially expected Steve Jobs to personally unveil the iPad 2 last spring (only a few months into his medical leave of absence from Apple), Steve Jobs may be planning another memorable cameo in the weeks ahead.
Just Imagine how long that standing ovation will last at the Moscone West, huh?