It’s official — Steve Jobs will be back to work as planned at the end of June.
Speaking at WWDC, Apple’s top marketing executive, Phil Schiller, reiterated the company’s line that Jobs will be returning to Apple at the end of this month after six month’s medical leave.
“That’s still our statement,” said Schiller, who is Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide product marketing.
As one of Apple’s top executives, Schiller’s word is as good as gospel.
It’s not the first time the company has said Jobs will returning to work in June. At Apple’s annual shareholders’ meeting in late February, the company said he planned to return to work this month.
Meanwhile, Jobs has been deeply involved in the company even while on leave.
“These products have been in development for a while, so of course Steve has been very involved in them all along,” said Schiller. “You could say that Steve has stayed on top of some of the key strategic things at Apple throughout [his leave].”
Jobs unexpectedly took medical leave in January, saying his declining health was “more complex” that previously believed. He said at the time he would be returning in June, but his rapid weight loss in 2008 and various conflicting statements about his health has led many to be pessimistic about his prospects of returning to work.