It happened first time in ten years that Steve Jobs, Apple’s founder and CEO, couldn’t attend the company’s annual shareholder meeting due to illness and without Steve Jobs the event was really a dull affair. It was noticed that for COO Tim Cook and other board members it becoming difficult to handle questions related to their CEO health.
In this meeting proposals of five shareholders were considered and in preliminary voting only one was approved by Apple’s board members.
The question and answer section was a lot more interesting this year, but there was no Jobs, so no succinct and terse replies to shareholders that made the even somewhat duller.
Most of the questions were about Steve Jobs health and what Apple did to disclose his health status during January. Earlier in January, Apple revealed that Steve Jobs is suffering from hormonal imbalance, but afterward it was told that Steve’s health condition was getting more complex and he would be on six month leave from the company.