New photograph triggers conspiracy theorists to claim Steve Jobs is alive and hiding in Egypt

A photo of a Steve Jobs lookalike has sparked bizarre claims that the tech genius is still alive in Egypt (Credit: REDDIT)
A photo of a Steve Jobs lookalike has sparked bizarre claims that the tech genius is still alive in Egypt
(Credit: REDDIT)

Jenny Awford for The Sun:

An eerie snap of a Steve Jobs lookalike has sparked bizarre conspiracy theories that the Apple genius is alive and hiding in Egypt.

The Apple co-founder, who sparked a tech revolution, of course passed away in 2011 aged 56 after a long battle with cancer.

But a photo of a man – who looks strikingly similar to Jobs – having a coffee in Cairo has fuelled rumours that the tech titan is actually still alive.

The lookalike did not seem to be wearing shoes, which may strike a chord with fans who know Jobs used to walk barefoot while brainstorming… The photo was posted to Facebook on Saturday – but it is not clear when the picture was actually taken.

MacDailyNews Take: First of all, he’d never be, uh… caught dead in that awful plastic chair.

Obviously, we’re still in the Dog Days of Summer Silly Season ahead of Apple’s autumn product launches.

All that said, would that it were true.

23 Comments

  1. “Steve, you really ought to grow out your hair or change your glasses if you head out of the compound today. People are going to recognize you.”

    “Relax. I’ll just sit on a tacky piece of furniture.”

    Of course, another way to look at is to wonder if that might just be a white polycarbonate chair…..hmmmm.

  2. Stuart Mackenzie: Well, it’s a well known fact, Sonny Jim, that there’s a secret society of the five wealthiest people in the world, known as The Pentavirate, who run everything in the world, including the newspapers, and meet tri-annually at a secret country mansion in Colorado, known as The Meadows.

    Tony Giardino: So who’s in this Pentavirate?

    Stuart Mackenzie: The Queen, The Vatican, The Gettys, The Rothschilds, and Colonel Sanders before he went tits up. Oh, I hated the Colonel with is wee beady eyes, and that smug look on his face. “Oh, you’re gonna buy my chicken! Ohhhhh!”

    Charlie Mackenzie: Dad, how can you hate “The Colonel”?

    Stuart Mackenzie: Because he puts an addictive chemical in his chicken that makes ya crave it fortnightly, smartass!

  3. Wish it were true but Steve had Pancreatic Neuroendocrine cancer which has no cure and is fatal. I would love it if he was still with us both because he would still be here and he could have helped to fund research for a cure. Why Apple or Steve’s widow has not helped deeply fund research into this rare and fatal disease I don’t understand. A tiny percent of their money would fund years of research. They say they are focused on healthcare but have not done anything to find a cure for the cancer that took their founder?

    Still, that guy does certainly look like a younger Steve!

    1. Actually his type of cancer was quite curable had he continued with conventional treatment. Sadly he didn’t, and here we are.

      Just goes to show that even geniuses aren’t smart about everything.

      1. What are you an endocrinologist? “About 95% of people with pancreatic cancer die from it,” reports the Mayo Clinic. It’s so lethal because during the early stages, when the tumor would be most treatable, there are usually no symptoms. It tends to be discovered at advanced stages when abdominal pain or jaundice may result.

        1. Johnny Appleseed and Macawesome88, just a few responses to your points: 1. Steve had Pancreatic Neuroendrocrine Cancer (Net Cancer), NOT Pancreatic cancer. They are totally different cancers so the 95% stat is not really relevant (its a sad stat never-the-less). The media still reports Steve’s cancer incorrectly, much to the dismay of the Neuroendrodrine Cancer community as it would help to have a higher profile so that more research money would go to fighting this very series and uncurable cancer. 2. Steve’s cancer is not really curable.There is one initial hope for a cure which is complete surgical removal of the cancer (called debulking) where 100% of the tumors are removed. Then scans on a regular basis to make sure it was completly removed. The endrocrine system is complex so it is not a simple solution. What I totally agree with, and which Steve also commented on before he passed away, is that him not aggressively treating the cancer with surgery was a huge mistake. This is not treatable with alternate therapy or a change in diet. Surgery is the first, best option. If it comes back, more surgery. When surgery is no longer an option, the Net cancer is now uncurable with current treatments and you have to fight it to prolong your life, which is what Steve did. He reportedly had PRRT is Basel Switzerland, which is one of the major treatment options. Net cancer is usually slow growing. Sometimes not. It gets into multiple organs. Once it is in the blood and in the liver, its a ticking time bomb. Most Net cancer patients die from liver failure. Most treatments focus on slowing down the tumor grown or shrinking them. It is a very strange, misunderstood cancer that acts very differnetly than other cancers (they call it an upside down cancer). I am not an oncologist or a cancer researcher. I am a Net Cancer patient. I read everything I can, and I try to raise money for research. It is my understanding from talking with some of the people on the board of the Neuroendrocrine Tumor Research Foundation, the major fundraising group for this cancer, is that they have reached out to Apple and to Mrs. Jobs but have not had any success in reaching them to discuss raising funding or awareness. Hopefully Reed Jobs might help in this area. A couple of weeks ago the foundation did get a big boost from the late Aretha Franklin, who also died from Net Cancer, who has set up a fund to help raise money for research. http://www.netrf.org is where you can learn more about this.

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