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updated 02:45 pm EDT, Thu May 28, 2009

Steve Jobs back at Apple?

(Update with author correction) Apple CEO Steve Jobs is once again appearing at the company's Cupertino headquarters, unidentified sources claim. Evidence comes from a photo, showing what is believed to be Jobs' Mercedes SL55 AMG sitting in a handicapped spot within the company parking lot. A key identifier is the license plate; Jobs has a rare government exception, allowing him to use a barcode instead of letters for the sake of safety and privacy.

The precise nature of Jobs' recent activities is uncertain, but sources say a May 27th visit involved meeting the Apple board of directors. Jobs has been on a medical leave of absence since January, only maintaining a remote involvement with company affairs. The executive is scheduled to return by the end of June however, and has been described as "healthy" and "energetic" by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Sightings may bolster rumors that Jobs will make at least a token appearance at this year's WWDC keynote.

Update: The author of the setteB.IT article has corrected Google's translation, indicating that the photo is actually an old one, but that Jobs was indeed spotted on campus yesterday.

by MacNN Staff




  1. akulavolk

    Joined: Dec 1969



    This picture looks oddly familiar. Remember the whole "Jobs parks in the handicap spot" tizzy that happened a number of years ago? Looks a lot like that photo (crooked parking, etc.).

    I dunno...maybe it's real. Not sure I really care, either way.

  1. gperks

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I hope he's well on the way to recovery.

  1. macboyrules

    Joined: Dec 1969


    The Myth Continues?

    Please stop posting the "Jobs has a barcode for a license plate" myth as fact. He no longer uses plates for his car because everytime he gets one, it is stolen off of his car. He just drives around illegally, like many California's do, but doesn't get stopped unless he does something to be stopped for (like his MANY speeding tickets). An extra $250 fine for no license plate is not really that big of deal for him.And he has always parked in that Handicapped spot. Everyone at Apple knows this.Good to see him up and around, though. :)

  1. Mimi-mim

    Joined: Dec 1969


    That's a great car

    That's one of my favourite cars to drive on the PlayStation in Gran Turismo 4 and 5.

    Top Gear motoring journalist Jeremy Clarkson used to own one as well.

    Total Steve Jobs coolness.

  1. climacs

    Joined: Dec 1969


    barcode for a license

    plate??? for "the sake of safety and privacy"?

    gee wouldn't a bar code instead of letters and numbers just make you stand out even more? I don't understand this reasoning.

  1. malax

    Joined: Dec 1969


    missing the point

    So a story about the fact that Jobs is back on campus (good news) at least in some capacity is overshadowed by irrelevant and incorrect or out of date assertions about a) parking in a handicap spot, b) parking crooked, c) his awesome car, and d) this bizarre assertion about bar code license plates to be inconspicuous.

    This would like a story about the new supreme court nomination and then tossing in random details about Obama's social life when he was in college. Figure out the story to tell and tell it.

  1. Jeronimo2000

    Joined: Dec 1969


    he jinxed himself

    Maybe he shouldn't have parked in the handicapped spot for all those years when he was still healthy. That's just asking for trouble.

  1. Inkling

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Rare car, secret tag

    How does a rare car and an even rarer bar-coded tag make for "safety and privacy?" I'd think it would make him stand out all the more. I've seen the car that Bill Gate's dad drives, and I guarantee that even without knowing model or tag you'd pick it over any other in a parking lot because of the model and tag. "That has to be someone very rich," you'd say.

    If Jobs wants go completely unnoticed, I'd be happy to trade his sporty Mercedes for my 1981 Corolla--"the world's dullest car," And he need not pay me a penny extra. Add a cheap window tint along with a few tacky bumper stickers, and he could drive anywhere without attracting a second glance. "Some poor smuck who works at KMart," they'd think.

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  1. climacs

    Joined: Dec 1969



    go f*** yourself, a******.

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  1. climacs

    Joined: Dec 1969


    @guest again

    what a burden it must be to be the smartest person in the whole wide world and have to endure idiots like myself and Inkling.

    I suggest you off yourself with extreme prejudice, so as to spare yourself any further suffering.

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