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Steve Jobs spotted on Apple Campus

Reports are spilling in from various [Apple gossip sites](http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/09/05/28/steve_jobs_spotted_on_apple_campus_report.html) that CEO Steve Jobs returned to the campus this week for some high level meetings with other execs. Jobs is officially medical leave till the end of June.

Adding more fuel to the Steve's-Getting-Better fire, were [comments ](http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2009/05/27/the-woz-says-jobs-sounds-healthy-energetic/)by Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) cofounder Steve Wozniak. Woz said he spoke to Jobs recently and he sounded "healthy, energetic" on the phone. In response to a question by a *Wall Street Journal* reporter Woz, who was attending the All Things D conference, said Jobs "doesn't sound like he's sick." But he also said he has never asked Jobs directly how he is.

Sounds like some interesting dynamics in that friendship!


The news comes as Apple gears up for its [big WWDC developers conference ](/dev-news/article.php/3812391/Apples+WWDC+Gets+Its+Date+as+Rumors+Swirl.htm)June 8. The formal release of version 3.0 of the iPhone operating system is on tap, but there is a lot of talk that Apple might unveil a new iPhone as well. Apple VP of marketing Phil Schiller is already slated to give the keynote, but if Steve Jobs makes an appearance, even via video link, you know the Moscone Center will be rocking.

On the announcement front, one veteran Apple watcher said he'd be "shocked" if Apple debuted new hardware at WWDC. "I get asked this every year, and I have to remind people this is a software event for developers," Tim Bajarin, president of [Creative Strategies](http://www.creativestrategies.com), told InternetNews.com. "They don't do new hardware at WWDC."

Bajarin has no direct knowledge of Jobs' health, but said people he's talked to at Apple say Jobs has remained engaged on a daily basis working remotely.

Bajarin also dismissed rumors of some kind of larger iPhone, netbook type device. "Tim Cook's been clear they're not going to do netbooks," he said, referring to Apple's chief officer operating and the person currently in charge during Jobs' leave. During its earnings call in April Cook said netbooks today weren't a good consumer experience or anything Apple could put the Mac brand on.

"If we did find a way that we can deliver an innovative product that really makes a contribution, then we'll do that -- and we have some interesting ideas in this space," he said on the call.