(Update: Looks like we were right to be skeptical. GigaOm has since corrected their post to say they mistakenly published an old press release.)
In what we hope is a return from his medical leave of absence, Apple has apparently just confirmed that Steve Jobs will be the official keynote speaker at this year’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference.
If true, this is great news. Although Steve Jobs made an appearance to reveal the iPad 2, there was the feeling of a lark to that one, as if he just couldn’t resist being there. An appearance at WWDC might indicate that Jobs health has improved, and is ready to return to day-by-day duties at Apple.
On the other hand, there’s reason to be skeptical. So far, this story is being attributed to one source, which makes reference to an official announcement that, as near as we can tell, Apple hasn’t actually released yet. GigaOm is a solid site, not prone to exploitive traffic or misleading headlines, but there’s reason to be cautious for right now.
This is a breaking story. More — including Apple’s official announcement — when we get it.