Reports: Steve Jobs returned to Apple campus on Monday

Reports: Steve Jobs returned to Apple campus on Monday

Summary: Acccording to CNBC's Silicon Valley correspondent Jim Goldman, employees at Apple reported that CEO Steve Jobs returned to work at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California today.

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Acccording to CNBC's Silicon Valley correspondent Jim Goldman, employees at Apple reported that CEO Steve Jobs returned to work at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California on Monday. This comes on the same day Jobs was quoted in an Apple press release announcing that the iPhone 3GS sold over 1 million units during its first weekend.

Jobs has been on medical leave from Apple since January and was originally slated to return by the end of June to the company he co-founded in 1977. However, it was recently reported that Jobs had a liver transplant in Tennessee just two months ago.

It's unclear whether Jobs' reported appearance today was a single event, the beginning of a part-time return, or his official return to duty.

Goldman wrote, "Officials at Apple have yet to respond to multiple phone calls and emails seeking guidance about Jobs and his whereabouts, but employees are doing what Apple PR isn't, and that's confirming that he's here at work... The news is solid. Jobs is back in the house, at least for today."

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Adding weight to the report, Reuters posted a story at 5:14 PM Pacific saying, "On Monday, [Jobs] was seen leaving the main Apple building in Cupertino, California and getting into a black car alone that was then driven off by men in black suits with ear-pieces."

Further, at 6:02 PM Pacific, USA Today posted a story saying, "Jobs ... has been in contact with Apple employees the past few weeks via e-mail, three employees told USA TODAY. They did not speak on the record out of fear of repercussions."

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  • Nice.

    Overall, even if he's not doing much, it was a masterful buisness play to have
    the article on Sat and the release and this action on Mon. If it's one thing Apple
    does, it does think [b]EVERYTHING[/b] through.

    Kudos Steve and Apple. Kudos
    bedwa
  • I hope he is feeling well.

    My thoughts and prayers to him and his family.
    The one and only, Cylon Centurion
    • Agreed!

      Absolutely! Whether you are a fan of Apple products and technologies or not, we all should wish Steve Jobs and his family the very best and a fast sustained physical recovery. Good to see you back, Mr. Jobs! :-)
      Tiggster
  • RE: Reports: Steve Jobs returned to Apple campus on Monday

    I hope Steve is doing very well and that he can return to the business. My thoughts and prayers with the Jobs family.
    Solid Jedi Knight
  • RE: Reports: Steve Jobs returned to Apple campus on Monday

    "They did not speak on the record out of fear of repercussions.?

    And Apple is the good guy and Microsoft is the bad guy? I don't buy that.
    goingbust
    • Repercussions

      Yes, Apple is the good guy.


      Apple has corporate policies and they enforce them.

      As long as the policy is clear and fair, I'm good with that.

      For example, the policy is that Apple doesn't comment on pre-release products.

      This is so Apple will never be accused of vaporware.

      If employees went around blogging about neat stuff that later had to be delayed
      (ZFS), then Apple would have to deal with the blowback.

      It's sound business policy.

      As is not gossiping about the boss's health. That can affect the stock price.

      If someone used this tactic to make some cash by short-selling, that might be
      called insider trading.

      And again, Apple would have to deal with the blowback.
      Jkirk3279
  • MYOB

    While I welcome the news of Steve Jobs' recovery,
    I couldn't be less interested in why he came off
    sick leave.
    At two months it's really old news.
    epcraig