updated 11:20 am EDT, Fri August 18, 2006
No Jobs Keynote in Paris
Reed Expositions -- the organizing company for Apple Expo in Paris -- today announced that Apple CEO Steve Jobs will not speak at this year's event. Until recently, Jobs was a mainstay of the yearly event which usually takes place at the end of summer. Steve Jobs has often used Apple Expo in the past to showcase new products from Apple that were set to launch for the holidays. The CEO's presence as the keynote speaker is often a sign that a major product announcement is expected, making this year's absence suggestive that the Cupertino-based company will offer only minor updates at best.