CUPERTINO, CA - Only minutes after announcing Apple's impressive next generation MacBook Pro line, MacBooks and new 24" Cinema display, Steve Jobs posted stats on the screen that took the entire room at Apple's Notebook event by surprise. Jobs revealed his blood pressure reading of 110/70 on the main screen, a shocking announcement that no one predicted. The blood pressure announcement served as Jobs' infamous "one more thing", gaining huge chuckles from the crowd but leaving some old dogs in the room longing for the good ol' days at Apple.
Jobs was sending the media a tongue-in-cheek message to avoid any questions about health during his unexpected Q&A session that followed his unveiling of new MacBooks. Questions quickly led directly to blu-ray and an inquiry about a 17-inch MacBook Pro refresh which Jobs did not address.
"It’s great to watch movies, but the licensing is so complex. We’re waiting until things settle down, and waiting until Blu-ray takes off before we burden our customers with the cost of licensing.” Jobs said.
A statement that instantly killed the now worn out blu-ray rumors that are years old. Jobs also confirmed that the 17-inch MacBook Pro is being refreshed. You can find the details at AppleInsider.
It's brilliant to see Jobs with both his health and humor fully intact. Jobs (1) Media (0).
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