New concerns over the state of Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ health have been raised after the usual collection of press photographs did not emerge following the meeting between US tech giants and President Barack Obama.
Steve Jobs, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Google’s Eric Schmidt met yesterday with Obama during the President’s two-day trip to the US West Coast in order to promote technological innovation in the wake of America’s struggling economy.
Despite the event being a perfect opportunity for a high-profile photo-shoot to promote Obama’s plans to ‘out-educate and out-innovate’ the rest of the world, no picture materialised. It is now thought that the White House took the decision not to publish any images from the event as Jobs health is failing rapidly.
Jobs, who has had well publicized health problems in the past including a bout of pancreatic cancer and a liver transplant, is thought once again to be suffering from the disease after pictures showing the iPod and iPhone boss leaving the Stanford Cancer Centre in Paslo Alto, California, sufaced this week.
Apple shares tumbled this week, with many investors seeing the fortunes of the company intrinsically linked to the innovative but frail Jobs.