updated 10:40 pm EDT, Mon August 14, 2006
Steve Jobs' health good
Apple today tried to dispel rumors that Apple CEO Steve Jobs' health is deteriorating by emphasizing that he was in good health. Rumors first began to surface following Jobs' public appearance on stage at Apple's developer conference last week in San Francisco--where many agreed appeared to have lost a significant amount of weight. Although headlined by Jobs, the keynote, touted as the public appearance of Apple's next-generation "Leopard" operating system, was delivered by a number of Apple execs and marking one of the first times Apple's own keynote announcement touted the entire executive team. Longtime Apple spokesperson Katie Cotton attempted to curtail rumors and concerns over Jobs' health. "Steve's health is robust and we have no idea where these rumors are coming from," she told InformationWeek. Two years ago, Jobs underwent a surgical procedure to treat a rare form of pancreatic cancer and told employees that the treatment was successful and that he will not be required to undergo post-operative treatment such as chemotherapy or radiation. Jobs returned to full-time work in October of 2004.