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04-01-2011, 03:58 PM #1
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
04-01-2011, 04:03 PM #2
I don't believe anything that happens on this day. Ever. EVER!
04-01-2011, 04:25 PM #3
Lol this is funny
04-01-2011, 04:31 PM #4
04-01-2011, 04:59 PM #5
Imagine the stock drop if he did resign. Yikes.
04-01-2011, 05:12 PM #6
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.
04-01-2011, 05:15 PM #7
Look at those Harry Potter glasses lol. Can you imagine if jobs and the England guy left? Apple would then suck
04-01-2011, 05:21 PM #8
Good ole April Fools
04-01-2011, 05:27 PM #9
04-01-2011, 05:34 PM #10
I hate April fools, it's just a reason for people to lie to me and scare me. MotherF*%€><s
04-01-2011, 05:42 PM #11
I didn't take it seriously
04-01-2011, 07:07 PM #12
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04-01-2011, 07:12 PM #13
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.
04-01-2011, 08:02 PM #14
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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.
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04-01-2011, 10:22 PM #17
Unless Steve himself announces his retirement I wouldn't believe what others are saying That or Tim Cook, he's a serious guy!
04-01-2011, 11:19 PM #18
Such stupid and pointless news...imho
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