updated 01:40 pm EST, Tue December 30, 2008
Jobs health rumors
Amid the speculation surrounding Apple's decision to leave Macworld and feature Phil Schiller for the keynote address, a source has indicated to Gizmodo that Steve Jobs' declining health was the real reason for the company switching its speaker. "Apple is choosing to remove the hype factor strategically vs letting the hype destroy Apple when the inevitable news comes later this spring," the source indicated.
The company is allegedly preparing for a strategic loss that will have less of a direct impact on investors. Ending the Macworld presence may be intended to reduce the hype that revolves around Steve Jobs' keynote address.
Gizmodo claims that the unnamed source has been completely accurate with previous information, although the stories had related to images and news of unannounced Apple products.