updated 09:25 am EDT, Thu July 30, 2009
Jobs, Apple at CES 2010?
Apple's CEO, Steve Jobs, has been asked to keynote the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show in January, says the head of the Consumer Electronics Association. Gary Shapiro notes that he has extended a formal invitation to Jobs, but that neither Jobs nor Apple have yet responded. Jobs has sometimes failed to answer other contact attempts in the past, Shapiro comments.
More controversially, the Wall Street Journal writer reporting Shapiro's statements claims that Apple as an entity will have a presence at CES next year. Apple has not made any announcements to this effect, and it would mark the first time the modern incarnation of the company would be attending the event. Since abandoning Macworld, however, Apple has lost a regular January vehicle for exposing its products, and it could be interested in an alternative.
Jobs has meanwhile been spotted by gossip site TMZ, leaving Apple's campus Wednesday with the company's senior VP of industrial design, Jonathan Ive. Jobs remains very thin, a condition which triggered much of the original investor concern over the executive's health beginning in 2008. He continues to recover from a liver transplant related to an unknown medical problem.