Daily Archives: January 5, 2009

The Steve Jobs Letter: Explaining His Health Problem

“Dear Apple Community,

For the first time in a decade, I’m getting to spend the holiday season with my family, rather than intensely preparing for a Macworld keynote.

Unfortunately, my decision to have Phil deliver the Macworld keynote set off another flurry of rumors about my health, with some even publishing stories of me on my deathbed.

I’ve decided to share something very personal with the Apple community so that we can all relax and enjoy the show tomorrow.

As many of you know, I have been losing weight throughout 2008. The reason has been a mystery to me and my doctors. A few weeks ago, I decided that getting to the root cause of this and reversing it needed to become my #1 priority.

Fortunately, after further testing, my doctors think they have found the cause — a hormone imbalance that has been ‘robbing’ me of the proteins my body needs to be healthy. Sophisticated blood tests have confirmed this diagnosis.

The remedy for this nutritional problem is relatively simple and straightforward, and I’ve already begun treatment. But, just like I didn’t lose this much weight and body mass in a week or a month, my doctors expect it will take me until late this Spring to regain it. I will continue as Apple’s CEO during my recovery.

I have given more than my all to Apple for the past 11 years now. I will be the first one to step up and tell our Board of Directors if I can no longer continue to fulfill my duties as Apple’s CEO. I hope the Apple community will support me in my recovery and know that I will always put what is best for Apple first.

So now I’ve said more than I wanted to say, and all that I am going to say, about this.


Get well soon!


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Steve Jobs says “I’m ok, it’s a hormone thing”


Reuters is reporting (along with everyone else)

“Steve Jobs, the chief executive of Apple Inc, said on Monday a hormone imbalance had caused him to lose weight but that he would continue as CEO during his recovery, sending its shares up 3.4 percent.

Jobs said in an open letter he had been losing weight throughout 2008 but his doctors have discovered the cause and he has begun treatment. His doctors expect it will take until late this spring to regain the weight, Jobs said.”

As always, I am hoping for the best for Steve!!!!!

(Read full article HERE)

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Rumor Roundup for Macworld


Macrumors have put together a great list of “possible” announcements for MacWorld 09 –

“The biggest news about Macworld came early when Apple announced that Steve Jobs would not be delivering the 2009 keynote address nor will Apple be participating in future Macworld events.

Some items include:
New iMac and Mac Mini – NVIDIA Based
17″ MacBook Pro – Fixed Battery
iLife ’09. iWork ’09 – The Cloud
Snow Leopard
iPhone and iPhone Nano
Cinema Displays / Mac Pros / Home Media Server / Tablet or PDA

It should be another exciting days for Apple Fans!”

(Read the full list HERE)

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