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Wozniak claims Jobs sounds 'healthy, energetic'

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.




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  1. Jittery Jimmy

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    Nuts.

    Apple would be nuts to wait for Jobs to return to make a huge new product announcement. Apple -AND- Jobs want shareholders to know that Apple is strong even while Jobs is away. Having Jobs parade around new product just limits the exposure and experience of other high level execs within Apple. Apple wants to show that they're actively grooming new internal leaders, and simply not "waiting around" until Jobs returns.

  1. Chris Hutcheson

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    Well yeah, but

    Think of how nuts everyone will go with a double header like a new iPhone operating system AND the Return of the King.

  1. Bobfozz

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +3

    Jobs is a marketing...

    genius and having good products doesn't hurt.
    Seriously, if the opposition took the time out to really understand how Jobs makes things happen the tech world would be wildly better and different.
    No matter the state of Jobs health he has built an empire of believers and people who just love Apple stuff and keep on loving it. We buy new things, things we probably don't need and most of all, we love hearing about the wannabes in their frustration saying to themselves at night under their covers, "Why the h*** doesn't Dell and HP market to us like this?" Answer: You never cared THAT much about THEM in the first place.

  1. wings_rfs

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +3

    Shouldn't That Be...

    Jobs is a new product genius and being good at marketing doesn't hurt.

  1. daltondal

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    God bless Jobs

    Jobs bless Apple.

  1. daltondal

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    God bless Jobs

    Jobs bless Apple.

  1. fmdev

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    Seriously

    What would anyone really expect him to say?"Oh man, Steve sounded like sh*t on the phone!"

  1. elroth

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    re: fmdev

    If Jobs sounded sick, Wozniak probably wouldn't have said anything at all.

    Oh wait, this is Wozniak we're talking about - he could never be quiet about anything.

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