Steve Jobs may be off work at the moment, folks, but that doesnt mean he isnt working. Thats right, even after taking a leave of absence from Apple, co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs is still involved with the major projects that Apple is working on right now. According to AppleInsider, Jobs played a big part in the recent iPhone OS 3.0 release, and is apparently working on a tablet-size device, bigger than an iPhone but smaller than a MacBook.
Rumors about an Apple tablet have been flying around for ages, even more so lately, but if sources close to Jobs himself say hes working on it, then theres a good chance that theres something going on. Also, recent reports of Apple ordering 10" touchscreens might have something to do with it. All the signs are pointing towards a device being released in the next year or so, so itll be interesting to see what happens.
Heres an interesting thought, as well; if Steve Jobs was to spend longer outside of office, Apple apparently has a roadmap for the next few years already planned out. This isnt the case, and Jobs is still expected to be back at Apple by the end of June, perhaps in time for the WWDC.