Gizmodo- Steve's health declining rapidly

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  1. williewalliewoo macrumors newbie

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    From Gizmodo's reliable source:

    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.

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    I hope this isn't true, though I kinda expected it...

    Edit >> I also agree that they may just be looking for attention as most blogger do, but it is rare that they post with such certainty in their sources.
     
  2. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    Where do people come up with these total BS articles from? It's none of our business anyway
     
  3. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    Do Gizmodo authors still get paid by the number of page visits? If so, Jesus Diaz should be able to retire after he collects his check from this article.

    This is probably going to be even more profitable than their article about them getting 86'ed from CES for turning off the TVs.
     
  4. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i dont have much respect for Gizmondo after their CES pranks that they boasted about.... so i wont be clicking through to them. but this just does smell like fishing for attention.
     
  5. zombitronic macrumors 65816

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    I just hope that MR doesn't fuel this BS. Notice the way Giz "reports" this?

    RUMOR

    Steve Jobs' Health Declining Rapidly, Reason for MacWorld Cancellation

    Sensationalist tripe. And AAPL took a pretty big hit on the news. Unless this is proven to be true, can shareholders crucify Jesus?
     
  6. arn macrumors god

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    I've always been reluctant to cover Steve Jobs health rumors. I'm in a wait-and-see sort of mode here and see where this goes, how big it gets, and if there's any official response.

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  7. jaw04005 macrumors 601

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    How convenient for Gizmodo, as everyone at Apple is likely on vacation at the moment. They better be careful. The SEC doesn't take false reports that manipulate stock values lightly.

    I hope Jobs pops up at Macworld.
     
  8. zombitronic macrumors 65816

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    I can't speak for the entire community, but I appreciate that.
     
  9. Voidness macrumors 6502a

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    This is terrible news if true. But I don't have much trust in Gizmodo. They say they got this from a %100 reliable news source, but I don't remember Gizmodo ever posting accurate Apple rumors from their said sources.
     
  10. talkingfuture macrumors 65816

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    I think I'll stick to believing these stories when I hear official confirmation from Apple. Until then I assume its rubbish.
     
  11. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Gizmodo is HEAVILY reliant on apple generated hits, thats why every other article is related or mentions apple in some way.

    I REALLY hope this isn't true, but this "article" leaves the bad taste of "some guy is speculating that I know so Ill post it on my site" in my mouth.

    There are very few people that know the facts here, and until one of them announces something, to me Steve is Offically fine.
     
  12. Nalp2010 macrumors member

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    We'll find out soon enough whether it's true, he won't be able to hide a significant health problem for ever.
     
  13. Unspeaked macrumors 68020

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    CNBC rips Gizmodo on this one.

     
  14. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    CNBC's take on it.


     
  15. f/stop macrumors newbie

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    ineteresting

    It does seem that the blogsphere often affects AAPL; hopefully these people do not have any of apple's stock: this is a severe conflict of interest.

    Remember when engadget said the iPhone was delayed? That would have been a good time from Peter or Ryan to buy stock (Obviously I don't think they did, just hypothetical).
    I hope these people are aware of the affect they have on such a volitale stock as AAPL.
    :apple:
     
  16. Ted13 macrumors 6502

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    Right on Arn! And of course judging by the CNBC story, Gizmodo is full of it.

    I think that Apple's general counsel would be seriously scared of being shipped off to jail by a post-Madoff affair, eager for scalps SEC. No way would Apple legal, board, and other execs hide a "material" Jobs illness in this day and age. No way.
     
  17. More macrumors regular

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    I'm interested to see how this pans out. Gizmodo are placing their balls on the chopping block big time here with such a controversial story, so you'd like to think that they're more than aware of the s**t storm that will follow and that their confident enough in the scoop to publish it.

    I desperately want this story to be a complete load of crap and Gizmodo to suffer the wrath for it but on the other side of the coin you have to seriously wonder what on earth is going on with this Macworld thing.

    I'd like to genuinely think it's because they don't really have any 'Steve Hype™' worthy announcements and are keen to lower expectations a little, but at the same time Macworld has been an institution for Apple and more importantly, Mac fans. Even if the announcements aren't big news I'd still like to think Steve would want to take a bow and say goodbye and a thank you to all the loyal exhibitors and fans from their yearly showpiece at least.

    Remember, Macworld is the arena that was used to unveil Steve's 3rd proudest tech achievement in his life - the iPhone. Surely this means more to Steve and Apple than the half-hearted press announcement suggesting they don't need Macworld.

    A concerned hmm...
     
  18. SwiftLives macrumors 65816

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    There's definitely more going on here than Apple has been telling us. And Apple has never exactly been known for being terribly forthcoming unless they have to be. Something about this whole ordeal seems very abrupt to me.

    Part of me is hoping that Steve will at least make an appearance during the keynote. That would make me feel much better about the whole situation. If Steve isn't seen at the conference, that is going to lead to a lot more negative speculation.
     
  19. fleshman03 macrumors 68000

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    Most telling:
    I hope he is alright. This story seems to be hitting the big time yet again...
     
  20. iMacmatician macrumors 601

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    Leopard's delay comes to mind, as well as all the products Apple said they would not release (iPhone, flash iPod, …).
     
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    Everyone likes Steve and the energy he brings to Apple and the events he attends. However, I don't buy into the idea that he single handedly is the heart and soul of the company or the product line. There are too many true believers in the product, the concept and the look and feel that Apple has developed and nurtured for the entire company future to hinge on the man. I hope we have Steve with us a very long time and I hope that he gives his health first priority.
     
  23. Unspeaked macrumors 68020

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    Is there a glitch that makes my post above invisible to everyone but me?

    First someone linked to the same story I did, then you pull out the very paragraph I'd bolded in my own quote as being significant.

    Just want to make sure...
     
  24. jaw04005 macrumors 601

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    For what it's worth, Jobs gives Goldman an interview every time he holds a press conference.

    He is usually the only TV reporter that gets an interview. You would think he would have better sources than Gizmodo.

    I have no use for Gizmodo or Gawker Media in general. I'm sure there are good people there, but from their immature CES pranks to their false iPhone "coming tomorrow" announcement, they don't strike me as a very credible site despite their popularity.
     
  25. BittenApple macrumors 6502a

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    uhh. ugh..
     

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