Apple CEO Steve Jobs won’t be delivering his usual keynote at next month’s MacWorld, a revelation that’s speculates about Jobs’ health and Apple’s succession plans. In fact MacWorld 2009 will be Apple’s last involvement with the conference.
So there will be no Steve Jobs announcing Snow Leopard, Mac Mini, 17″ MacBook Pros and the mini iPhone 3G. Instead we will have Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing, delivering the opening keynote for this year’s Macworld Conference & Expo.
IDG World Expo has announced that Steve Jobs will deliver the keynote address to attendees of Macworld Conference and Expo 2008. The keynote address will commence on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008 at 9:00 AM in the Moscone West at San Francisco’s Moscone Convention Center.
“This is one of the biggest Mac community gatherings of the year and Steve’s keynote is always the most anticipated event of the week,” said Mary Dolaher, CEO of IDG World Expo. “We’re looking forward to a great show and are thrilled that Steve will once again be kicking it off.”