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Jobs tapped to appear at CES 2010?

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.




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  1. LouZer

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +4

    OMG!

    Jobs was spotted! And where no one ever expected to see him! Apple's campus!! And with Jonathan Ive!!!

    Since this was reported by a Gossip site, does that mean the rumor du jour is Ive and Jobs are an 'item'?

  1. LouZer

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +3

    CES

    First, Apple needs no vehicles to make announcements. If they so desire, they create their own vehicle.

    h***, one of the speculated reasons for leaving MacWorld was because of its fixed date, causing them to move ahead or push planned products to meet that time. Using CES to 'debut' a product would be the same as announcing it at MacWorld. And, at that point, why would you abandon MacWorld, where you are the star, to join the 6000 other companies at CES?

    Second, of course CES asked for Jobs. They want some of that Jobs magic and RDF. They're tired of Ballmer antics and other nobodies.

    But, keep in mind. CES has more than one 'keynote'. So it isn't as 'special' as a MacWorld keynote.

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