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03-01-2011, 11:40 AM #1What a Steve Jobs Appearance Would Mean for Apple's March 2 Event
AllThingsD has just posted an interesting article, discussing the rumor that Steve Jobs is "definitely mulling" appearing on stage alongside his fellow Apple executives to show off Apple's new product and software, most likely the iPad 2, and a preview of iOS 5. As Mr. Jobs is on medical leave as he battles a form of pancreatic cancer, it was widely expected that Apple COO Tim Cook would run the show, and Jobs would not appear.
A Jobs appearance, while unexpected until this rumor surfaced, has some different implications for Apple's widely publicized event. If he does make even the most brief of appearances, commentators and media will be scrutinizing his every move, and will be looking particularly at his visible health, in order to gauge Jobs' future influence to the company he created and turned into a technological superpower.
If he does make an appearance, I'd expect it to only happen if Jobs looks and sounds visibly healthy. There's no way that Jobs would want to detract from what is likely to be a very exciting event regarding the future of both Apple's hardware and software. If he seemed sick, he would take away from that excitement. On the other hand, a healthy and confident Jobs (who has recently been spotted on Apple's campus in Cupertino, not to mention dining with the President) would boost Apple's product introduction even more, as well as Apple fan morale worldwide.
Regardless of whether he appears tomorrow or not, we wish Steve Jobs a speedy recovery, and hope to see him back on stage as head honcho as soon as possible. I, for one, would be thrilled if we got a glimpse of the black sweater and blue jeans tomorrow.
All Things Digital
03-01-2011, 11:43 AM #2
Damn right. Steve is the man
03-01-2011, 11:59 AM #3
That unless 'ole DBag himself shows up, they are in trouble. Meh, just more 'new' products (and by new, I mean updates to existing stuff) that will cost way too much and still not offer everything people wants because that will come out in the next version of this new product.
03-01-2011, 12:00 PM #4
Regardless of Steve's health, he should refrain from attending the event in order to show both consumers and Apple shareholders that the future management team is fully capable of running the company smoothly in the absence of Mr. Jobs.They can have my jailbreak when they pry it from my cold dead fingers.
03-01-2011, 12:14 PM #5
03-01-2011, 12:16 PM #6
Will they be streaming this event through there website as they did or do with all other events? And if so what time will it be taking place?
03-01-2011, 12:33 PM #7
It would mean the world! Steve's the man and everyone would go crazy if he was there to present!
03-01-2011, 12:35 PM #8
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03-01-2011, 12:53 PM #10
To be honest, the unveiling of the iPad 2 is certainly not something Jobs needs to worry about. It's not worth him getting out of bed simply to say "its thinner and has a camera"
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03-01-2011, 01:13 PM #11
03-01-2011, 01:16 PM #12
It would mean that he's not dead and that they have yet to transfer his head to a jar a-la-Futurama. Awesome, now let's get to some real news.
03-01-2011, 01:29 PM #13
cant wait to see steve tomorrow
03-01-2011, 01:29 PM #14
He shows up I would want to see how sick he is, compare before and after pictures... Last thing on my mind would be the product, which I believe is not what Apple wants.
03-01-2011, 02:12 PM #15
rest in peace Steve. We Love You !!! lol.
03-01-2011, 02:34 PM #16
He knows that if he's there and healthy, the stockholders will like it. But there's also the risk that he thinks he's healthy enough but the stockholders don'tName? whereswaldo
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03-01-2011, 02:35 PM #17
Show me the specs!
Cant wait for this event to happen, it'd be nice if jobs was there.
03-01-2011, 02:37 PM #18
They can just facetime Steve Jobs during the presentation of the iPad 2, much better way IMOOwner of: iPhone 4S, 4, 3GS, 3G, 2G
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03-01-2011, 02:43 PM #19
I don't care whether Steve Jobs shows up or not either way it would not influence my descision to buy iPad 2 or not.
The guy is human and possibly very ill, I wish him better.
He has a family that i'm certain is very distraught. I hope it works out for them.
Get well Steve.
03-01-2011, 03:19 PM #20
He'll send a Clone (One of 150.000 units ready to roll, built in the New Cyberdine Faciities also known as "The Data Cloud Center").
Nevermind, get well soon Steve.