Steve Jobs, the 54 year old chief executive officer of Cupertino's Apple, Inc. who was last seen looking as thin as one of the company's MacBook Air laptops and has been on medical leave since January, will be back in June according to a director of the company.
The assurance came after questions from a pesky investor at the company's annual shareholder meeting.
Jobs survived pancreatic cancer, though surgical intervention was necessary, and speculation suggested a return of the cancer was to blame for the weight loss.
But Jobs has gone on record saying that a treatable hormonal imbalance caused the downsizing of his trademark black turtleneck and Levi's 501 jeans.
Apple shares dropped considerably after the company confirmed the co-founder's ill health and planned sabbatical, but the price has since returned to where it was at the beginning of the year.
Both Jobs and Apple have faced criticism for being less than forthcoming about the CEO's health issues. The stock price's fluctuation shows investors feel much of the company's value rests on his aging shoulders.
Rumors have Jobs penning an autobiography while on leave, according to Valleywag.
Jackson West thinks Apple just needed the six months to put the finishing touches on Robot Steve Jobs.