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Steve Jobs Announcement!

01-05-2009, 10:28 AM
#1
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Steve Jobs Announcement!

here is a letter from steve jobs. this is an official announcement that he sent to press.

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Dear Apple Community,

For the first time in a decade, I’m getting to spend the holiday season with my family, rather than intensely preparing for a Macworld keynote.

Unfortunately, my decision to have Phil deliver the Macworld keynote set off another flurry of rumors about my health, with some even publishing stories of me on my deathbed.

I’ve decided to share something very personal with the Apple community so that we can all relax and enjoy the show tomorrow.

As many of you know, I have been losing weight throughout 2008. The reason has been a mystery to me and my doctors. A few weeks ago, I decided that getting to the root cause of this and reversing it needed to become my #1 priority.

Fortunately, after further testing, my doctors think they have found the cause—a hormone imbalance that has been “robbing” me of the proteins my body needs to be healthy. Sophisticated blood tests have confirmed this diagnosis.

The remedy for this nutritional problem is relatively simple and straightforward, and I’ve already begun treatment. But, just like I didn’t lose this much weight and body mass in a week or a month, my doctors expect it will take me until late this Spring to regain it. I will continue as Apple’s CEO during my recovery.

I have given more than my all to Apple for the past 11 years now. I will be the first one to step up and tell our Board of Directors if I can no longer continue to fulfill my duties as Apple’s CEO. I hope the Apple community will support me in my recovery and know that I will always put what is best for Apple first.

So now I’ve said more than I wanted to say, and all that I am going to say, about this.

Steve


EDIT: here is a link to the official apple website with the announcement http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2009/01/05sjletter.html.

Last edited by pante; 01-05-2009 at 10:37 AM.
01-05-2009, 10:35 AM
#2
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 432
I really don't believe that. The guy sadly has pancreatic cancer, which has like a 90% fatality rate, not to mention it's an incredibly painful way to go. I understand that for confidence purposes and Apple's stock, he wants to appear as strong and healthy as possible; blaming his condition on a hormonal imbalance is less concerning than from his cancer, and perhaps it is true, but I'm a little skeptcial here.

01-05-2009, 10:41 AM
#3
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 301
Yup, I'm calling BS too. It's sucks cause he did sooooo much with the company and hopefully someone else won't mess that up....where's my 3g touch?
01-05-2009, 10:42 AM
#4
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Location: Central Coast of California
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Vende, you can have your opinion, but it's people like you that continue stupid rumors!

Ps. Wrong thread

I've been away for awhile, but I'm back.
01-05-2009, 10:46 AM
#5
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Wrong forum you mean?
01-05-2009, 10:47 AM
#6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Chumbake View Post
Ps. Wrong thread
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fazzy View Post
Wrong forum you mean?
yeah, i know. but i put it here because it's a very important message and more people will see it.

Last edited by pante; 01-05-2009 at 10:49 AM.
01-05-2009, 10:47 AM
#7
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vende View Post
I really don't believe that. The guy sadly has pancreatic cancer, which has like a 90% fatality rate, not to mention it's an incredibly painful way to go. I understand that for confidence purposes and Apple's stock, he wants to appear as strong and healthy as possible; blaming his condition on a hormonal imbalance is less concerning than from his cancer, and perhaps it is true, but I'm a little skeptcial here.
If he'd had the fatal form of pancreatic cancer he'd have been dead 3 years ago. The "Steve Jobs is dying" rumours ranks along with all the other FUD that gets spread about Apple by its competitors as grade-A BS.
01-05-2009, 10:49 AM
#8
I think he will be long gone before anyone leaks out his passing if he has that specific cancer still. As much as I am a mac geek for years, I'm thinking they'll create a lengthy dialog, kinda like Bin Laden or the Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 where they keep dad hanging around. Like planned events, fake q and a's, and so on.
Reading that over, it's not nice but I can see that happening.

MacBookPro 17" 2.33, 23" LCD, Ipod Touch 1st Gen- JB'd, Iphone 3g - not JB'd----yet.
01-05-2009, 10:52 AM
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Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 59
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vende View Post
I really don't believe that. The guy sadly has pancreatic cancer, which has like a 90% fatality rate, not to mention it's an incredibly painful way to go. I understand that for confidence purposes and Apple's stock, he wants to appear as strong and healthy as possible; blaming his condition on a hormonal imbalance is less concerning than from his cancer, and perhaps it is true, but I'm a little skeptcial here.
Hmm.

Here's a Czech proverb for you:

"Better a lie which heals than a truth which hurts."

Who's Steve Jobs anyway?
01-05-2009, 10:59 AM
#10
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 432
What rumors? The guy has a serious form of cancer and he looks horrible. A rumor would be "I heard Steve Jobs was lying". A suspicion
(and a reasonable one at that) would be what I said.