updated 03:40 pm EDT, Wed May 27, 2009
Woz on Jobs health
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak claims that Steve Jobs "doesn't sound like he's sick," and does not seem to be enduring a serious health issue, according to The Wall Street Journal. Wozniak made the comments at the All Things D conference, providing his impression of Jobs' health based on a phone conversation. Although the co-founder admitted he did not directly ask about health issues, Jobs did sound "healthy, energetic."
The company's CEO is nearing the end of his six-month leave of absence, which he began in January after acknowledging that the health problems were "more complex" than he originally thought. COO Tim Cook holds the reins through Jobs' leave.
Despite Jobs physical absence at the Cupertino headquarters, he has reportedly maintained active involvement with the company's activities. From home, he continues to direct high-priority strategies and oversee product development. An anonymous source claimed Jobs was heavily involved with the creation of the user interface for the upcoming iPhone 3.0 operating system.
Apple is expected to introduce a new iPhone and the updated interface sometime in June. Many expect the company to launch the device at the WWDC conference in June, although others believe a special event could be held later in the month to coincide with Jobs' return.