Market Shrugs Off Reports of Steve Jobs' Imminent Return to Apple
Steve Wozniak told a Wall Street Journal reporter his Apple co-founder Steve Jobs sounds "healthy, energetic," signaling the CEO will return from medical leave at the end of June as planned. The market wasn't particularly interested.
Wozniak told the Journal's Ben Charny that Jobs, who went on leave in January, "doesn't sound like he's sick." His comments came during a side conversation at the newspaper's D tech conference in Carlsbad, California.
But Woz added he hadn't actually asked his old friend about his health directly. So perhaps it's no surprise that traders didn't take the ballroom-dancing computer engineer's medical evaluation too seriously; in the two hours after Woz's quote was published, Apple shares traded basically sideways.