Yikes. - Macenstein


Above: (Top) Steve delivering the Macworld Keynote in January. (Bottom) Steve delivering the WWDC Keynote in June.

Wow. That’s a tough 5 months. Given Steve’s past bouts with the big “C”, is anyone else worried?

46 Responses to “Yikes.”
  1. JP says:

    man, i thought the same thing when i saw the stream. They shouldn’t have released it in HD.

  2. Rowlings says:

    Not good.

  3. TheCos says:

    wow. what did he have, pancreas cancer? I hope he doesn’t go the way of Jim Henson. I hear steve prefers natural cures to science. Kind of ironic in a tech guy, actually.

  4. Andrew B says:

    I thought this when I was watching the stream. I think the same thing happened a few years ago when he got all the different presenters to help him on stage.

    I’m afraid to say that I think he may be in bad health once again. I was actually suprised no-one else has mentioned this because to me it was instantly recognisable that he has suffered a lot of weight loss.

    I don’t really want to speculate any more, but needless to say, if it turns out he is ill once again, I give him my full support and wish him better health.

  5. Phelim Brady says:

    Quite worried. Funnily enough i didn’t notice his withdrawn look as i watched the keynote on the iPhone!

  6. black-pod says:

    for all macenstein-readers who can read german:http://www.mactechnews.de/news/index.html?id=141329

    a PR of apple to his steveness’ health.

    –> he ‘just’ has a kind of a virus.

  7. Sorry, I’m not seeing THAT dramatic a difference. So not worried at all. While he did look a little thinner this past Monday, the above pictures don’t seem to show anything alarming. And the first one appears to be a tighter shot.

    I think it would be more interesting to find a shot from 2002 or 2001 and compare that with this past Monday, but that would probably send the stock plunging.

    All that aside, if Steve actually was gravely ill I don’t think he would be giving 2 hour presentations every 6 months.

  8. He had a rare form of pancreatic cancer which was curable with surgery. Anyhow he really looks like Gandhi. Apple PR say that he suffered from a “common bug” and he is undergoing antibiotics lately… Tough antibiotics, indeed… i call’em Chemiotherapy… again?

    I really hopo its not like that. I really love our Steve. Call me fanboy but I just can’t Imagine that a man like Steve could die. C’mon he “ignited” the computer revolution!

    Crossin my fingers.

  9. mangochutney says:

    Hopefully he’ll be well.
    I mean it looks like the cancer’s back.

    Yeah, it seams a little strange, but he might be right.
    My gran has pancreatic cancer and the first thing that brought growth to a halt a few weeks ago was some kind of natural treatment combined with modern chemistry.

  10. Kelly says:

    My first thought is that Steve delivered an excellent keynote as usual. We should be careful when discussing someone’s health. How about Phil Schiller? That guy is huge. His heart has to be pumping extra. (Don’t even get me started on Ballmer.) Did anyone think it a little odd/ironic the time given to the medical community and the iphone in yesterday’s address. Could that have been Steve’s PET & CAT scan we were looking at during the presentation? Great Job’s quote is, “I want to make a dent in the universe.” Man has he. Hope he is healthy, but the change in appearance in six months combined with Apple stating today, “Steve is feeling a little under the weather,” is disturbing, considering he hid his last fight with cancer for nine months. He will be in my prayers.

  11. trevorblanco says:

    Please, feed the guy a double cheeseburger!

  12. rico says:

    Let’s see a pic of the jerk who runs this site so we can gossip about how messed up he looks. This site is like the national enquirer of the mac world. Trashy and stupid.

  13. jpoa says:

    Wtf of comment was that rico? Gee… (I mean, the man obviously has a problem. Either that or I hope one of us is not a doctor…)

  14. Jack Sparrow says:

    Hi guys, I’m a doctor and it’s not that common to lose so many pounds in a matter of 6 months (only someone who’s on a hard strict diet, something Steve-O does not need). When a patient has cancer no matter what treatment he or she went through, these patient are considered cured after 5 to 10 years after beginning a treatment. That’s why patients who suffer this unfortunate disease has to keep going to the doctor for more and more screenings. I hope he is not suffering relapse on his disease. True that a viral infection can make you lose some pounds, but not that many. You can tell by his cheekbones. Anyway, I wish him the best, not only because he is so important to Apple, just because he’s a person who had cancer and he looks sick.

  15. BS caller says:

    Jack Sparrow, did you not learn grammar on your way to medical school?

  16. greg says:

    i wish i could lose that much weight in six months…

  17. Jonro says:

    When I watched the keynote, I immediately noticed that Steve looked like he lost a lot of weight. It’s very possible that he is undergoing a precautionary course of chemotherapy that could result in weight loss. At any rate, I hope he is well and wish him all the best.

  18. Jack Sparrow says:

    BS, I live in Argentina (spanish speaking country) and went to med school also in Argentina. I think my English grammar is pretty decent and understandable. Do you have any complaints?

  19. Lee Smith says:

    That’s nothing. Compare it to the video of his keynote at MacWorld in January 2007.

  20. Lee Smith says:

    That’s nothing. Compare this to the video of the keynote Jobs gave at Macworld in January 2007.

  21. Fruit Fly says:

    It’s Croaksville for the Big Steve-O

  22. Fruit Fly says:

    I don’t think that’s Steve, that’s his Grand Father!

  23. jeff says:

    You guys really are a bunch of sick f*cks.

    have some respect for another human being, huh?

    The bottom picture has a different facial expression. Did you choose that on purpose to exaggerate any differences?

  24. zippi says:

    Here goes:

    “Er habe sich einen gewöhnlichen Virus eingefangen, was aber nicht nur ihm, sondern auch vielen anderen Bürgern so ging. Aus diesem Grund musste er sich auch medikamentöser Behandlung unterziehen. Jobs habe sich aber wieder ausreichend fit gefühlt, die Keynote zu halten.”

    “Apple published an official statement to his state of health. Jobs is indeed a little bit off-color. He has caught an ordinary virus just like many others. Because of this he had to undergo a drug-treatment. Jobs felt fit enough again to present the keynote.”

  25. abel says:

    Bad thing… caquexy.

  26. Jonathan says:

    I thought this as well, however I didn’t watch the keynote, just the live coverage blog postings over it at engadget. He does not look well at all, not just the loss of weight but there is a loss of colour in his face as well. Though it is really hard to say, could just be the lighting at the moment, but one thing is clear and that is the weight loss.

    In any case, I wish him well and better health. Though this is rather morbid to speculate on his possible demise, it would be most fitting for Apple to re-release or recreate the “here’s to the crazy ones” think different ad, and adding him in the end part. He definitely would deserve it…

    “… life is too short, and death is too long.”

  27. you says:

    yeah i think its the cocaine !

  28. Rogue says:

    He has had a shave in the second his face won’t look as weighty. Plus if you’re having chemo you lose your hair, he still has his (well as much as he had before!)

  29. Fruit Fly says:

    STEVE: It looks like I’m going to die soon!

    BILL: Don’t worry about it, I’m already dead.

  30. Fruit Fly says:

    Steve has forgotten to reset his age back to the present after time traveling into the future to steel more technology.

  31. Kelly says:

    Lost my interest in Macenstein’s Blog. Sticking with MacRumors and AppleInsider. This blog is too messed up for me. I won’t be back and I wish I had not contributed. Looking forward, not back. This blog went the wrong direction for me.

  32. Wow, sorry Kelly.
    What did we do?
    Apple Insider (and hundreds of other Mac Blogs, and CNN for that matter…) posted an article the same day speculating about his health….

    Is it wrong to worry about his health?
    Did we wish him ill?
    Not sure what happened there to upset you, but there was definitely no ill intent.
    Oh well, sorry to see you go.

    -The Doc

  33. Lita says:

    I’ve had cancer, twice. It’s not cancer that makes you look sick, it’s the chemotherapy. And looking closely at Steve, he clearly hasn’t had chemo. He’s thin – definitely, but not emaciated. He’s got muscle tone, a tan, his hair, his eyebrows, and most tellingly – he’s got a bit of fat on his hands. Speaking from experience – hands get boney really quickly – especially if you don’t have much body mass to start with.

    Yeah, he’s lost weight, but I don’t think it’s cancer. At least I hope not.

  34. S S says:

    all of you are so exaggerated! in one pic he has a beard and in the recent one he doesn’t, WOW, chill Macbitches, it does add to the factor but mmm… in these two pics in particular comparison there is not such a dramatic change to his weight. CHILL

  35. Fruit Fly says:

    Steve is starting to look like the Ramses II mummy.


  36. Brett says:

    Would you all please stop making fun of me?!

    The reason why i’m so skinny is my wife. She’s all vegan and introduced me to her shitty vegan life-style.

    No meat! Comprende?

  37. Monkey says:

    I watched the keynote and the first thing I noticed was how thin Steve looked. Watch the video and pay attention to the shoulders and arms. My dad had bladder cancer and had a combination of radiation and chemo. He did not lose his hair. Not all chemo patients do. During his treatments he lost a fair amount of weight because the chemo makes you sick and you do not feel like eating. I hope Steve is not fighting cancer and wish him the best. I do not want to think about Apple without Steve. Oh and for anyone who cares my dad is a cancer survivor and I hope he remains cancer free. It is a terrible disease.

  38. Snorrblitz says:

    It doesn’t matter, his bald spot is still shiny 😀

  39. Fruit Fly says:

    Steve actually looks toothless now too. Maybe he has gone from eating veggies to eating mush.

  40. Dave-O says:

    Tabloid reporting

  41. Fruit Fly says:

    Steve: My stock prices have fallen and I can’t get up!

  42. Fruit Fly says:

    Not only am I about to kick the bucket, now I’ve been moved off of the front page! Soon I’ll scroll off to the archives and I’ll be one with the infinite!

    I’M MELTING!!!!!! I’M MELTING!!!!!!

  43. Fruit Fly says:

    STEVE: There’s nothing wrong with me, I just need a
    CTRL-ALT-DELTE to reset.

  44. Fruit Fly says:

    STEVE: All you wankers can blow me! If I catch any of you who put comments here I’m going to rip your tonsils out!

  45. Naked Banshie says:

    STEVE: Don’t worry, I may look sick but I can still jerk off just fine.

  46. Naked Banshie says:

    STEVE: There is nothing wrong with me but you can eat my shorts! Choke on unwashed cotton!

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