The MacWorld 2009 blog stating Steve Jobs had died during the event's keynote speech, a shock to many Apple fans who were following the event live. After months of buzz of Jobs' deteriorating health, there was legitimate reason to be concerned.
Fortunately, it turned out to be a not-so-funny joke as the MacWorld 2009 blog was hacked by pranksters who posted an article to build on rumors that the Apple CEO is concerningly ill.
Steve Jobs had already canceled his MacWorld 2009 keynote (he blames his illness on hormone imbalance), a huge disappointment to many of the conference and expo attendees. Perhaps this was their way of seeking revenge?
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MacWorld 2009 Hackers Announce Steve Jobs is Dead
- By: BiancaJan 7, 2009