National Enquirer: Apple's Steve Jobs Is Terminally Ill

Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs, the CEO of Apple (AAPL), has only six weeks to live, according to the National Enquirer.

The often sensationalist tabloid published photos in of Jobs looking extremely thin and frail, according to TNT magazine.

Jobs has taken his third medical leave of absence from Apple in seven years. In 2004 he was treated for pancreatic cancer and in 2009 he received a liver transplant. He has not specified the reason for his latest medical leave.

The photos were apparently taken at the Stanford Cancer Center.

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Doctors who have not treated or even seen Jobs reportedly told the Enquirer that the photos indicate that he'll will be dead within weeks.

"Judging from the photos, he is close to terminal. I would say he has six weeks," Dr. Samuel Jacobson told the paper. Jacobson has no first-hand knowledge, however.

Jobs, who has not been spotted out much in public, is reportedly due to meet with President Barack Obama in San Francisco today.

Obama is expected to meet with other Silicon Valley-area CEOs including Jobs, Facebook's Mark Zuckerburg and Google's (GOOG) Eric Schmidt to discuss job growth, ABC News reported

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The Face of Apple

Under Steve Jobs' leadership, Apple has become famous for beautifully designed and innovative products, including (clockwise from top left) the iPhone, the Macbook Air, the iPod and the iMac (seen here in its original version from 1986).

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