“This year’s Apple Expo will not feature a formal keynote presentation at Palais des Congrès,” Apple-Expo.com now reads. This directly contradicts a rumor from AppleInsider, published August 8 which stated that Apple Computer chief executive and cofounder Steve Jobs was scheduled to present the opening keynote address at this year’s Apple Expo.
On August 12, in a “MacDailyNews Note” regarding a rumor that new PowerBook G4s would debut at Apple Expo Paris, we reported, “There has been no official announcement from either Apple Computer or Apple Expo that Apple CEO Steve Jobs will be the keynote speaker. No keynote speaker has yet been named.”
Last year, due to Steve Job’s treatment for pancreatic cancer, Apple marketing honcho Phil Schiller stood in to debut the iMac G5 on August 31, 2004. You can watch Schiller’s Apple Expo Paris 2004 keynote via QuickTime here. The Apple Expo 2005 Keynote presentation was to be held at the Palais des Congrès in Paris, on Tuesday, September 20th beginning at 10:00am, (4pm EDT).
The news that there will be no Steve Jobs keynote presentation at Apple Expo Paris this year certainly boosts the importance of Apple’s September 7th media event.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs will still attend Apple Expo Paris show as members of Apple’s executive team will be hosting a Q&A session for members of the media on the opening day and will also be at Apple Expo throughout the week, according to a report by Jim Dalrymple for MacCentral. Full article here.
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