Remember the baby Mac? The “1984” television commercial? Well, 25 years ago today, Steve Jobs introduced the Macintosh Model M0001 to the eager masses. Here’s the video of the live event to take you back in time:
Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Inc. is considering a liver transplant as a result of complications after treatment for pancreatic cancer in 2004, according to Bloomberg.
In a statement released Jan. 5, Jobs said he was suffering from a “hormone imbalance” and that the remedy for his weight loss was “relatively simple.” On Jan. 14, he announced that he was taking a five-month medical leave because his health issues were “more complex” than he originally thought.
In a telephone interview today, Jobs told Bloomberg he wouldn’t comment further on his health.
Jobs said in 2004 that he underwent surgery to remove a neuroendocrine islet cell tumor, a rare, slow-growing type of cancer that affects as many as 3,000 people in the U.S. annually. These tumors are distinguished by their tendency to overproduce hormones such as insulin. Excess hormones can lead to low blood sugar, low blood pressure or other symptoms.Neuroendocrine tumors that originate in the pancreas, as Jobs’s did, often spread to the liver. One option doctors have in these cases is to perform a liver transplant.
Apple, based in Cupertino, California, fell $1.05 to $82.33 at 4 p.m. New York time today in Nasdaq Stock Market trading. The shares lost 57 percent last year.
Here’s the full Bloomberg wire story.
Here’s the list of the most rumored new Apple product releases to debut at this week’s Macworld Conference in San Francisco, according to FORTUNE:
(1. Steve Jobs cameo appearance)
2. New AppleTV/Time Capsule
3. New iPod Shuffle
4. New iMac
5. New Mac Mini
6. 64 GB iPod Touch
7. 32 GB iPhone
8. Retooled iWork
9. Unibody 17-inch MacBook Pro
10. Debut of Snow Leopard OS X 10.6
The Macworld San Francisco will be held from January 5-9 at the Moscone Center.
Hat Tip: Philip Elmer-DeWitt, FORTUNE Apple 2.0 Blog