UPDATED: Wall Street Journal - Steve Jobs had Liver Transplant, Returning to Apple Soon


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UPDATE: Daring Fireball takes apart the Wall Street Journal story about Steve Jobs recovering from a liver transplant, his time table on returning to Apple, and what -- if any -- changes we may see in his role there. Gruber sifts the sources and rank the theories. If this interests you, check it out.

ORIGINAL: We're really not sure how, or even if and when, to cover Steve Jobs anymore. We'd just rather report he's back at work, personally carving the 4th gen iPhone out of adamantium, and not telling Kevin Rose anything about Video iChat.

Absent information, rumor spreads, however, and given that -- we're not really sure where the Wall Street Journal's latest piece falls exactly.

If you don't care about the details, they claim Jobs is recovering from surgery and still expected back at Apple later this month, just like Apple has been saying all along.

If you do want more, check out their article.

Either way, get well soon Steve Jobs.

(Thanks to RascalsBarbers and DigitalLifeDad for the tips)

Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.

  • Recovering from surgery for a LIVER Replacement.http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=ahmwIQCZnoHk
    If true, this pretty well puts the lie to
    the "hormonal imbalance" story.
  • I wish Steve a swift recovery, continuing health and long life!
  • Apple doesn't explain anything else they do, so why would they or Steve Jobs let out all the information possible on his condition?
    (That's not a dig, it's my explanation.)
    I hope he does well, in any case.
  • Because of a little thing called the SEChttp://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarbanes-Oxley_Act
  • Help save Steve Jobs...go herhttp://www.dragyoutohell.com/view/Miscellaneous/44e
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