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Jobs On Track For A Return To Apple?

Mike Musgrove

When Apple chief executive Steve Jobs went on medical leave in January, he promised that he'd be back in five months. According to a new report in the Wall Street Journal citing unnamed sources, Jobs is on track to soon return to the company he founded.

Whether Jobs returns in the next few days or not, you can expect to hear some news from the company early next week. The company's "Worldwide Developer Conference" kicks off next week and Apple is expected to introduce a new version of the iPhone at the event.

The ol' rumor mill isn't cranking out high expectations for the next iPhone: Mac fans seem to be expecting a modest hardware upgrade such as an auto-focusing lens and a built-in compass for the next iPod. Many fans are hoping that the next iPhone will be able to capture video, and not just snap photos.

In March, Apple gave a look at the next version of its iPhone operating system, and let software developers get their hands on the tools they'll need to build applications for the new OS.

Personally, I've been trying to get my wife to hold off on replacing her cell phone, a dying Treo, till the new iPhone comes out -- but the early Palm Pre reviews have all been raves too, for that matter.

In any case, we'll see what Apple has up its sleeve on Monday, when the WWDC kicks off.

By Mike Musgrove  |  June 5, 2009; 10:59 AM ET  | Category:  Mike Musgrove
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