Steve Jobs has been the focus of many health-related rumors lately – in fact, Bloomberg even killed him back in August. Each and every time the rumor mongers get going however, Apple either remains silent or refutes the rumors completely, claiming that Jobs is perfectly healthy. The rumors still persist however, and this time around it’s not a random teen behind the reports but a “repeatedly” reliable Gizmodo source. The quote from Giz’s mole:

Steves health is rapidly declining. Apple is choosing to remove the hype factor strategically vs letting the hype destroy apple when the inevitable news comes later this spring.

This strategic loss will be less of a bang with investors. This is why MacWorld is a no-go anymore. No more Steve means no more hype. Saying they are no longer needing [MacWorld] is the cover designed by the worldwide “loyalty” department.

By way of Silicon Alley Insider, CNBC’s Jim Goldman reports that these new rumors are 100% false and that Jobs is still doing just fine. Goldman’s source at Apple who fed him information behind his initial report on Jobs’ health in mid-December, has stated yet again that Apple’s CEO is tip-top and the world need not worry. Apple shares took a temporary dive when the initial Gizmodo post was published but regained ground quickly in light of Goldman’s claims.


Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.