Steve Jobs taking leave from Apple due to complex health issues

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  • Reply 221 of 241
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    Originally Posted by merdhead View Post


    Meh, I'll talk about things the way I see fit. If you're so bloody sensitive, stop reading, some things are only for grownups. Also try to come up with your own insults instead of copying mine.



    An obvious grown up would use phrases like "Steve is dead meat?"

    Of course!!! How silly of me! You're such the intellectual. A thousand pardons my limey friend.

    Now piss off and learn some manners when speaking in public.
  • Reply 222 of 241
    tyler82tyler82 Posts: 1,105member
    Steven P. Jobs could be dictator of the world and I'd be thrilled. This man is a symbol of the modern age. I don't know if many realize just how HUGE his legacy will be once he leaves this earth for the next, and not just in the computer world. He is THE businessman of the 20th and 21st centuries. Thank you for making my life easier and better Steve.
  • Reply 223 of 241
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    Originally Posted by dequardo View Post


    So another CEO lied to the public and his company's shareholders. Anyone surprised? Massive ego meets Wall Street. I hope Apple gets taken to the cleaners in court and their stock price plummets permanently.



    Good thing you're lacking a history of credible statements so far.
  • Reply 224 of 241
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    Originally Posted by nvidia2008 View Post


    Bloomberg is reporting "Steve Jobs May Have Pancreas Removed After Cancer "



    [I]Jobs said yesterday he?s taking a five-month leave of absence after discovering%2



    That story is complete conjecture.
  • Reply 225 of 241
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    Originally Posted by Kaiser777 View Post


    An obvious grown up would use phrases like "Steve is dead meat?"

    Of course!!! How silly of me! You're such the intellectual. A thousand pardons my limey friend.

    Now piss off and learn some manners when speaking in public.



    You, like Steve Jobs, just can't take the truth. That right, STEVE IS DEAD MEAT. How I say it is immaterial. He's dying and he doesn't seem to be able to accept is it. If you can't accept it then go cry somewhere instead of telling people what they should say and think.



    What is really a shame is that you aren't in the same boat, then we wouldn't have to listen to you crap on.
  • Reply 226 of 241
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    Originally Posted by merdhead View Post


    You, like Steve Jobs, just can't take the truth. That right, STEVE IS DEAD MEAT. How I say it is immaterial. He's dying and he doesn't seem to be able to accept is it. If you can't accept it then go cry somewhere instead of telling people what they should say and think.



    What is really a shame is that you aren't in the same boat, then we wouldn't have to listen to you crap on.



    Wow... you are one sad little person. So nice of you to wish a terminal illness on someone for expressing a different opinion than yours. Very mature.
  • Reply 227 of 241
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    Originally Posted by SpamSandwich View Post


    That story is complete conjecture.



    That won't stop AppleInsider from reporting it on the front page, which it did.
  • Reply 228 of 241
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    Originally Posted by tyler82 View Post


    Steven P. Jobs could be dictator of the world and I'd be thrilled. This man is a symbol of the modern age. I don't know if many realize just how HUGE his legacy will be once he leaves this earth for the next, and not just in the computer world. He is THE businessman of the 20th and 21st centuries. Thank you for making my life easier and better Steve.



    Ditto. Thank you. That business can be profitable and beautiful, and approaching (not quite 100% there yet) sustainability too. As for him being a tyrant, well, there's been far worse.
  • Reply 229 of 241
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    Originally Posted by Tony1 View Post


    The best thing Apple could do right now or in the next week is release a couple new products (updates that is). This would boost consumer moral and possibly stockholder confidence.



    Hope Steve get's well soon, but Apple should have had a plan ready for his retirement or other.



    Plays right into what I said, it's all planned.

    First Steve said he won't do MW09

    Then no more MW

    No products announced at MW, even though many websites had good rumors and

    have never been this far off.

    Then Hormone Story

    Then the leave..



    While I wish him well, this has been planned from a while back.



    Except for yogurt story which is 3rd party, when was he seen last?



    He will NOT be coming back.



    Rest Steve, you deserve it.
  • Reply 230 of 241
    nvidia2008nvidia2008 Posts: 9,262member
    Generally I hate you but you may be right. It seems to be a controlled step back. That said, Apple too was said to be d00med many times.



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    Originally Posted by hiimamac View Post


    Plays right into what I said, it's all planned.

    First Steve said he won't do MW09

    Then no more MW

    No products announced at MW, even though many websites had good rumors and

    have never been this far off.

    Then Hormone Story

    Then the leave..



    While I wish him well, this has been planned from a while back.



    Except for yogurt story which is 3rd party, when was he seen last?



    He will NOT be coming back.



    Rest Steve, you deserve it.



  • Reply 231 of 241
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    Originally Posted by Rot'nApple View Post


    See you in a June, Steve. Take care!



    No, unfortunately, the writing is on the wall, the odds he will be coming back are slim to none.
  • Reply 232 of 241
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    Originally Posted by nvidia2008 View Post


    Generally I hate you but you may be right. It seems to be a controlled step back. That said, Apple too was said to be d00med many times.



    It stinks that he's not coming back but you have to wonder, will Apple go back to creating computers instead of worrying about the consumer electronic business and on top of creating cutting edge, start to become more competitive?



    We won't see any Apple POST Jobs until LATE 2009 or early 2010. Most of the planning and marketing has been planned well in advance.
  • Reply 233 of 241
    emig647emig647 Posts: 2,455member
    I don't think it's 100% that he's not coming back. There is too much speculation going on around this story (and all the other stories around Jobs), to make a conclusion. Time will tell.
  • Reply 234 of 241
    dave k.dave k. Posts: 1,306member
    If he comes back, it will be in a supplemental role. This summer Apple will announce a change in leadership. Cook will be CEO. Ive will be CCO (Chief Creative Officer) or something like it...



    Jobs will be back to tell Apple engineers that design sucks, but nothing else...
  • Reply 235 of 241
    nvidia2008nvidia2008 Posts: 9,262member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Dave K. View Post


    If he comes back, it will be in a supplemental role. This summer Apple will announce a change in leadership. Cook will be CEO. Ive will be CCO (Chief Creative Officer) or something like it...



    Jobs will be back to tell Apple engineers that design sucks, but nothing else...



    Who will be the COO then? Curious...
  • Reply 236 of 241
    dave k.dave k. Posts: 1,306member
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    Originally Posted by nvidia2008 View Post


    Who will be the COO then? Curious...



    I presume an individual directly under Cook would be promoted....
  • Reply 237 of 241
    I wish a speedy recovery for Steve Jobs.....
  • Reply 238 of 241
    emig647emig647 Posts: 2,455member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Dave K. View Post


    If he comes back, it will be in a supplemental role. This summer Apple will announce a change in leadership. Cook will be CEO. Ive will be CCO (Chief Creative Officer) or something like it...



    Jobs will be back to tell Apple engineers that design sucks, but nothing else...



    You state this as fact. I'm not saying this isn't a good guess, but I don't think you know more than the investors at this point. I think a lot of people are up in the air right now. Hell bring Jobs back as Chief Architect. He doesn't need to be CEO. But you saw what happened when Gates moved down to Chief Architect.... m$ plummeted.
  • Reply 239 of 241
    dave k.dave k. Posts: 1,306member
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    Originally Posted by emig647 View Post


    You state this as fact. I'm not saying this isn't a good guess, but I don't think you know more than the investors at this point. I think a lot of people are up in the air right now. Hell bring Jobs back as Chief Architect. He doesn't need to be CEO. But you saw what happened when Gates moved down to Chief Architect.... m$ plummeted.



    You are right. Its only my opinion. I should have worded as such...
  • Reply 240 of 241
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    Originally Posted by emig647 View Post


    You state this as fact. I'm not saying this isn't a good guess, but I don't think you know more than the investors at this point. I think a lot of people are up in the air right now. Hell bring Jobs back as Chief Architect. He doesn't need to be CEO. But you saw what happened when Gates moved down to Chief Architect.... m$ plummeted.



    Look you guys, I don't think anyone can not wish Steve well, with or without Firewire :-)



    Seriously, he helped (with Ive's), change the world to some extent and with the switchers and their seemingly high end tweaking and going to tweakers places, I think Apple will grow and someday have all the products covered at every price point, just a matter of time, with the super high end as the premium.



    Anyway, if you step back and look at everything, it comes across as pre-planned and therefore the news about Jobs will come out sometime this Spring. I don't think he'll be coming back.



    Get well we hope, for him and all of us and anyone who is ill, sad, un-happy.
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