“Apple Inc. security officials met with police in Palo Alto, California, this week to notify them that Steve Jobs was close to death, a spokeswoman with the police department said,” Karen Gullo reports for Bloomberg.
“Following the meeting, the police devised a plan to put patrols in the area around the former Apple chief executive officer’s Palo Alto home once they heard from the company that he had died, according to Sandra Brown, the spokeswoman,” Gullo reports. “The Apple representatives told the police department there was ‘a possibility that it could happen this week,’ Brown said in a phone interview. ‘It’s common sense for us to work together. If you think about who he was and his contribution to the world, people might come out in masses.'”
Gullo reports, “Jobs lived in a home that was modest, for a person of his means, on a public street open to pedestrians and traffic. The extra patrols were necessary for safety reasons, Brown said.”
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MacDailyNews Take: So, Tim Cook and the other Apple execs clearly knew of Jobs’ condition while they were charged with hosting the “Let’s Talk iPhone’ event. Therefore, we retract any judgements, and will not make any further, about Cook’s and the others’ performances. It was an anomaly. The next special event will give a much better picture of how Cook et al. will perform and how these events will feel going forward.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” and “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]