Apple: ‘Steve Jobs’ health is robust’

“In the days following Steve Jobs’ keynote at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco this week, a number of online publications expressed concern that Steve Jobs was sick,” Thomas Claburn reports for InformationWeek.

“And having attended the keynote, it did seem odd to me that a showman as accomplished as Jobs would delegate so much of the presentation time to capable but less compelling Apple speakers. So I e-mailed Katie Cotton, Apple’s VP of worldwide corporate communications, to inquire about Jobs’ health. Her response: ‘Steve’s health is robust and we have no idea where these rumors are coming from.'”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Obi-John” for the heads up.]
The rumors were coming from all over because the guy has had cancer and looks as if he has dropped 20+ pounds in the past year. That said, to hear Apple’s spokesperson officially say that “Steve’s health is robust” should be heartening to those who were worried about him.

Related article:
Is Steve Jobs sick? – August 08, 2006


  1. On the other hand, what did you expect them to say? ‘O yeah, The Steve is really sick, and could go any day.’

    Like when he said there would NEVER be a video iPod.

    Personally, I hope he’s well. The Cult of Jobs = Apple as far as I’m concerned.

  2. It is heartening that the man who has had such an impact in the way we as 21st century humans work, play, and interact with one another is being reported as having “robust” health – though I don’t really know what that means.

    No doubt Apple as a company has a plan for Job’s departure, whatever form or timing that takes, but when that day does come, no doubt the moarners will as well.

  3. Akido,

    As a publicly traded company, you cannot have a statement made by an official company spokesperson about a material issue (I think Steve’s health IS financially material to the company) that is knowingly untrue. If so, look out for massive shareholder lawsuits.

    However, if Steve hasn’t told anyone he’s sick…

  4. I tend to think this was an audition for keynote speakers as the ‘Steve’ can’t be everywhere at all times, I expect to see more faces at future events as they get us used to seeing someone other than Mr. jobs.

  5. I don’t suppose that any of you have considered that he may not be looking so great BECAUSE HE IS IN THE MIDDLE OF A STOCK OPTION SCANDAL AND INVESTIGATION.


    Scandal? Well that is still undetermined. However, I do agree that an investigation of this sort has got to be weighing heavily on the guy and may or may not greatly impact Apple’s future reputation.

  6. So Steve drops 20 and it’s un-healthy? He’s probably at his optimum weight about now (he always was packing a few extra that his svelt black outfit slimmed down…).

    Okay, enough talking about some guy’s weight – I’m getting grossed out.

  7. I was also concerned about Steve’s health after watching his WWDC keynote. Besides losing weight and handing off a big chuck of the presentation to others, Steve also appeared to be walking with a very slight limp. But having survived a close call with cancer, perhaps he has simply changed his diet to something more extremely health-oriented, like macrobiotics. And perhaps he was limping because he sprained his ankle hiking. There’s no reason to jump to conclusions and, like many others, I hope he enjoys a long and healthy life.

  8. Steve Jobs has simply been using his new and probably free Nike shoes along with his special version of the Nano to put miles on the road.
    Look closely, Steve Jobs is developing a runners type body, along with a little tan. Although running gives you tone of muscle and especially tone for your heart, it also gives you, especially if you are 50+, a drawn, skin hanging look in the face. Steve Jobs is not sick, he is getting seriously into running and nothing more. Why do you think the sport kit has so much emphasis anyways?

  9. i like that new guy , not the french one , the slick young guy

    he could be steve’s protege


    Yeah, he was a good speaker, but that doesn’t mean he has what it takes to be a CEO. There are lots of great public speakers in the world, there are few great CEO’s. Steve Jobs is both.

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