Apple PR has finally come up with an unconvincing explanation for Apple CEO Steve Jobs's all-too-evident skinniness: Jobs was suffering from a "common bug" when he spoke at Apple's WWDC event, a spokesperson told the Wall Street Journal. Spin aside, there's no hiding the fact that Apple CEO Steve Jobs used to have more heft a decade ago. Some continue to worry about his brush with cancer, or an overly strict diet imposed by wife Laurene Powell-Jobs, or a case of manorexia. But it's not like Jobs slimmed down overnight. The ever-shrinking Jobs in pictures, from 1998 to 2008, below.
A healthy Steve Jobs with a bad beard in 1998.
In 2003, Jobs could have used a "bro."
Secretly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2003, Jobs's weight loss was evident in 2004.
By 2005, he looked healthy again.
Notice the contrast between Jobs and Nike CEO Mark Parker in 2006.
By 2007, Jobs's frame verged on I've-fallen-and-I-can't-get-up frailty.
Jobs during Monday's keynote.
(Photos by AP/Susan Ragan, Richard Lewis, Mary Altaffer, Alastair Grant, Paul Sakuma)