Apple Says Jobs On Track To Return In June

by admin February 26, 2009 at 6:10 pm

Apple held its annual shareholder meeting Wednesday, and for the first time since 1997, CEO Steve Jobs wasn’t in attendance fielding questions. So it’s not surprising that the event reportedly carried a level of excitement normally associated with watching paint dry.

The message from Apple executives, in a nutshell, was: Jobs’ stated plan to return to Apple in June hasn’t changed, we regularly talk about succession plans and we haven’t broken any laws in our communications about Jobs’ health issues.

According to Jim Goldman of CNBC, the very first question in the shareholder Q&A session was about Jobs’ health and when Apple became aware of the issues. Art Levinson, CEO of Genentech and co-lead director of Apple’s board, declined to comment beyond what Jobs outlined in his Jan. 14 letter to employees, and said Apple regularly considers leadership-succession plans.

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