Steve Jobs to Introduce iPhone 5 Tomorrow?
Will former Apple CEO Steve Jobs take the stage for one last time tomorrow to unveil the next-generation iPhone?
Despite Tim Cook's ascension to Chief Executive Officer in August in the wake of Jobs' resignation as CEO of the iconic company he co-founded three decades earlier, there is a palpable buzz that Steve Jobs will be given an opportunity to show the world the last iPhone that largely came to fruition during the final days of his storied leadership at Apple.
On Monday, a report from Reuters fueled speculation of a possible Jobs cameo, with Channing Smith, co-manager of the Capital Advisors Growth Fund, saying that "Investors would like to see Steve Jobs to confirm that he is still involved, but we have dealt with the fact that he's not going to be as involved."
Many like-minded analysts also expect to see Steve Jobs tomorrow in some capacity, even though it is probable that Tim Cook will lead the presentation from start to finish. "We'd love to see an appearance but it's not critical," Smith tells Reuters.
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 tomorrow. And that could leave just as many people talking as the iPhone 5 will itself.