Apple’s Steve Jobs : Well Enough To Sit With President Obama

We’ve recently been bringing you news on Steve Jobs, Apple CEO, regarding him taking a medical leave of absence. Following the initial news of his absence from Apple, we told how it was affecting shares in the company. However more recently we were heartened by reports that Jobs was still firmly in control of developments of the iPhone 5 and iPad 2 and had been seen at Apple’s Cupertino campus.

Yesterday we then told of reports that the health of Jobs had further deteriorated and that he had been seen looking very thin at the Stanford Cancer Center in Caifornia, which sparked further fears over his condition. We’re reassured then somewhat by the news that Steve Jobs attended a dinner with President Obama along with a bunch of other top tech names such as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, according to Slash Lane of Apple Insider.

Official photos of the event, which was held at venture capitalist John Doerr’s home, show Jobs sitting to the left of President Obama, while Mark Zuckerberg was to the right. It’s good to see that Jobs was well enough to attend (still wearing his traditional black turtleneck) although the official photo of everybody at the dinner only showed him from the back. There has been speculation that this could have been done on purpose to respect his privacy.

Another photo also showed the President chatting with Mark Zuckerberg and others, with a man who could well have been Jobs, obscured behind the President. Barbara E. Hernandez of, sourced from Reuters, reports that the meeting was aimed at highlighting innovations in technology in a bid to tackle the high unemployment rate.

White House Press Secretary, Jay Carner, said afterwards, “The president specifically discussed his proposals to invest in research and development and expand incentives for companies to grow and hire, along with his goal of doubling exports over five years to support millions of American jobs.”

As we have said before, we are thinking of Steve Jobs and his family at this time and wish him well. If you have any thoughts on this please do send us your comments.