Will Steve Jobs Attend Tomorrow’s ‘Let’s Talk iPhone’ Event?


Tomorrow is the big day–will Steve Jobs attend the ‘Let’s Talk iPhone’ event, or will newly-minted CEO Tim Cook go solo to showcase his role? Reuters mentions that Steve might show up:

The Apple co-founder, a pancreatic cancer survivor who stepped down in August after his third medical leave, is expected to make an appearance, though a no-show by the Apple co-founder will not be a major disappointment.

Robert Scoble mentions on his Google+ that Steve won’t be attending:

I’m hearing that Steve Jobs won’t be at tomorrow’s press event. He’s just not feeling well enough to come out in public, I hear (and yes, that makes me sad, the industry will really miss him and they will see again tomorrow why). I keep wishing that these continued rumors are wrong, but know in my head that they probably are right.

Either way, I think a brief appearance by Steve Jobs would set the crowd and the world off, to show he is still actively involved. What do you think? Will Steve show up tomorrow?


  • Cupton

    Don’t they have something called iChat…?

  • Anonymous

    No way Steve turns up in person. The pap photo I saw of him looked terrible. Also; it’s the first time the new CEO will be presenting a keynote in top billing so it would be bad form for the former CEO to make an appearance as it would overshadow Tim Cook. 

  • Anonymous

    While I would love to see SJ there, I think it’s good for Apple to let Tim Cook get some successes under his belt on his own.  Hopefully Jobs will make a strong recovery, but I still think he should only make select appearances in the future until the public accept Tim Cook.

  • Kirk

    That’s what I was about to say… More or less FaceTime tho… Maybe he’ll talk from the comfortness of his own home.

  • Anonymous

    It doesn’t matter to me who is attending and who is presenting. I just want my iOS 5 already!

  • Ibob3

    Who really cares.

  • Auto Strada

    Agreed. SJ is now “only” the Chairman, not the CEO. It will be TC.

    All the best Steve!

  • Auto Strada

    it would be nice if TC FaceTimed with SJ to showcase a new feature 🙂

    …would’ve been nice to do that if Face Time had been introduced tomorrow.

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