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It Could Have Been Sir Steve Jobs

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    CUPERTINO, CA - JULY 16: Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer Inc., speaks during a press conference regarding the Apple iPhone 4 reception problems at the Apple headquarters July 16, 2010 in Cupertino, California. Jobs announced that Apple will provide customers with cases at no additional cost to help solve the reception problems and refund customers who have already bought the apple bumpers until September 30, 2010. (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

    To the Apple faithful he is already a saint but to the rest of the world he is known simply as Steve Jobs.

    But that could have been different had the Apple CEO accepted an invitation to speak at a British Labour Party event.

    The English newspaper the Telegraph reports that Steve Jobs could have been Sir Steve Jobs but then British Prime Minister Gordon Brown nixed the idea because of Jobs' earlier refusal to speak.

    Apple was said to have been involved with the process and had pushed the idea to the final stages before Brown reportedly refused to allow it to happen, although a spokeswoman for Brown denied the report.

    The title would have added a little extra spice to any introduction Jobs might get if he decides to attend Apple's rumored iPad 2 press conference on Wednesday.