X

Apple Computer boss Steve Jobs is set to snub his European faithful by refusing to deliver a keynote address at next month’s Apple Expo in France, show organisers have said.

Apple Insiders say that Jobs is furious at the French Government attempts to introduce laws that would change the way Apple distributes music for the iPod in France with one insider telling SHN that Jobs consulted his own legal team prior to making the decision to not appear at the Paris Expo.In a statement provided to Macworld UK, Reed Expositions spokeswoman Clementine Tisserand confirmed the lack of keynote address at the annual Apple trade show — the largest of its kind in Europe.

“There will be no keynote at this year’s show,” she said, adding only that the decision not to offer a keynote was not made by the company she represents.

In the weeks and months leading up to previous Apple Expos, hopes and expectations of an appearance by the charismatic Jobs have often run high amongst the company’s faithful. However, the Apple co-founder, for one reason or another, has failed to deliver a keynote address in Paris since 2003

In 2004, Jobs’ scheduled keynote presentation was conducted by Apple vice president Phil Schiller after Jobs took leave from his duties at Apple in order to recuperate from pancreatic cancer surgery. Jobs was also expected to present the opening keynote at last year’s Apple Expo, but later changed his plans when several product launches failed to fall into alignment. Instead, Jobs used special media events in September and October to introduce new iPods and the company’s fall Mac computer line.

This year’s Apple expo is slated to run from September 12 – 16 at Porte De Versailles in Paris, France.

en us WD MyPassportSSD WEB BNR 728x90 Final Sustain V2 Apple Boss Says No To Mac Expo Keynote
728x90 5 Apple Boss Says No To Mac Expo Keynote
4SQM banner 728x90px SOUL Apple Boss Says No To Mac Expo Keynote
HAR0532 SHCHnews REF 728x90 Apple Boss Says No To Mac Expo Keynote
PAN1992 MWO Banners LB 728x90px V2 Apple Boss Says No To Mac Expo Keynote
JBHIFI Pre order Ampere 728 x 90 media Apple Boss Says No To Mac Expo Keynote
Wave 728x90px Apple Boss Says No To Mac Expo Keynote
2231 NEXUS 4SQM Digital Banner Ads Leaderboard 728x90 Apple Boss Says No To Mac Expo Keynote
Uniden PRO 728 x 90 Apple Boss Says No To Mac Expo Keynote
BEL2117 4Square AUF001 728x90 Apple Boss Says No To Mac Expo Keynote


YOU MAY ALSO LIKE