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Jobs' car spotted near Let's Rock event

updated 12:10 pm EDT, Tue September 9, 2008

Jobs could help stock

Steve Jobs' Mercedes is believed to have been spotted outside the Yerba Buena Center, less than two hours before Apple's "Let's Rock" iPod event. In the photograph below, from iPhone Savior, a car thought to be Jobs' Mercedes SL55 AMG is seen just outside the center. Jobs has a special exemption that allows him to have a UPC barcode instead of a license plate, making it unlikely that the car belongs to someone else.

An appearance by Jobs has been anticipated by Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, who suggests that a healthy Jobs taking the stage could be a positive for Apple's stock.

Jobs is seen as vital to Apple's continued growth, and his emaciated appearance at WWDC in June set off numerous concerns about the Apple CEO's health. His avoiding questions on the issue -- and having peers defend his health as private -- has exacerbated worries.

Jobs is expected to launch new iPod Nanos, a reconfigured iPod touch and announce numerous price drops, especially for the iPod touch which is currently priced high relative to the similar iPhone 3G. The event begins at 10AM Pacific time.






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  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    Pic was taken monday

    The iPhone Savior article says this pic was taken yesterday.

  1. Frogmella

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    barcode?

    Sorry, as a Brit I don't get it - Steve's allowed to have a barcode instead of a licence plate? How does that work?

  1. Flying Meat

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    barcode

    Instead of DS346AL it just has || ||||| ||| perhaps?

    Kind of silly, but interesting.

  1. climacs

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    gee must be nice

    who the h*** do you have to pay off to be allowed such a thing as a bar-code license plate?

  1. climacs

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    he looks like s***

    wow, no wonder there were worries about Steve's health, he really looks GAUNT... EMACIATED... take your pick of adjectives.

  1. eldarkus

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    Barcode

    It's the VIN number of the car where the license plate is. Something all Mercedes have :)

  1. bjojade

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    Because he can.

    If you have enough money, you can do things like that.

  1. bobolicious

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    Again he's smarter...

    ...starvation diet may offer 40% LONGER life...

    http://www.world-science.net/exclusives/071115_caloric.htm

  1. kleenex007

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    Don't think that is his

    When I worked at apple, his wheels were different. He could have gotten new wheels (20 spoke i think), but doubt it. I have seen several cars with barcodes instead of plates, so could just be a coincidence.

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    VIN

    its the VIN, not the VIN number. You don't say vehicle identification number number.

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