“CNN’s iReport featured a story on Friday saying that a ‘reliable source’ told them that Apple CEO Steve Jobs suffered a heart attack and was rushed to the hospital. Since then, Apple has denied the report, saying nothing of the sort happened. After confirming Apple’s statement, CNN took the article down,” Don Reisinger opines for CNET.
“So it looks like Jobs is doing just fine,” Reisinger writes. “But then again, what if he wasn’t? I’m willing to accept that he never had the heart attack (why would Apple lie?), but doesn’t it beg the question of whether or not Apple should appoint an heir apparent?”
“I know, I know: some people believe Jobs’ health is a private matter and should stay that way, but the stock price plummeted on an unsubstantiated report that Jobs had a heart attack,” Reisinger writes. “Can you imagine how far it would fall if it was true?”
“See, what too many seem to forget is that Jobs is the key to Apple’s success and the figurehead that shareholders look to for safe-keeping of their money. Thousands of people are willing to put their retirements in the proper judgment of Jobs, and I think it’s time Apple wakes up and realizes that simple fact,” Reisinger writes.
“Jobs is Apple. Apple is Jobs,” Reisinger writes. “Apple needs an heir to the throne now.”
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MacDailyNews Take: We’ve got great talent, and I think the board would have really great choices. – Apple CEO Steve Jobs, March 04, 2008