Who's bugged by Jobs' weight loss?

Valleywag collates a gallery tracking Steve Jobs' shrinking girth over the last decade, from bearded plumper to lithe ariel of the keynote. The incredible shrinking Apple CEO [Valleywag]

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14 Responses to Who's bugged by Jobs' weight loss?

  1. dculberson says:

    The picture on the left? He’s still pretty thin. He’s got a beard, hair, and a puffy shirt on, but I wouldn’t give him any more than 170 lbs. Probably less.

  2. Nanners says:

    This got so much attention that an Apple PR guy had to address it. Reason given? Common bug.

    Link: http://tinyurl.com/6kbkbg

  3. Rob Beschizza says:

    The funny thing is that the current Jobs might well be at the peak of health — he’s exactly how you’d expect someone to look if they’d had a brush with death and now ate and exercised religiously.

    But no, we live in Fatland and weight loss is abnormal.

  4. phi says:

    I dunno, he looked manorexic to me. His jeans looked ill fitting and his shirt literally hung off of his skeletal figure.

  5. mr.skeleton says:

    the attention Steve’s svelteness has gotten in the blogoglobe is really a mark of how important he is as the face (and delicious brains) of Apple, don’t you think?

  6. clashcityrockerkat says:

    The new streamlined Steve Jobs Air comes in the same smart casual denin jeans and sleek dark top design we’ve come to know and love, but now – thanks to a rigorous low-carb diet – Apple’s new Steve Jobs Air weighs in around 15 pounds lighter!


  7. yer_maw says:


  8. Enochrewt says:

    His transformation to Sith lord is almost complete.

  9. Hank says:

    As I recall he had pancreatic cancer. One of the side effects of the treatment is that becomes incredibly difficult to keep weight on if one has the good fortune to not be killed by the cancer.

  10. doggo says:

    First thing I twittered during the WWDC Stevenote. Scary ain’t it?

  11. mgfarrelly says:

    The picture on the right is also EXTREMELY unflattering as the left side of his face looks scrunched and off-kilter.

    He looks skinny, but not near-death by any means.

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  13. Anonymous says:

    From the original post: posted in: Consumption

    I really doubt that it’s consumption. I’d expect him to be paler and coughing a lot if that were the case.

  14. Halloween Jack says:

    Actually, the one on the left looks weirder to me–it’s as if he has whatever disease that Jerry Lewis has that makes his face all puffed out. On the right, he looks like an ex-Special Forces guy that is now a minister for some liberal Christian sect, but could still mess you up pretty bad if he had to.

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