The news of the liver transplant of the founder of Apple, Steve Jobs, had caused a cataclysm in the markets a year ago, but now has been eclipsed by a more positive one million units of the new iPhone sold in three days.
"Customers are voting for and wins the iPhone," Jobs himself wrote in a statement circulated on Monday by Apple today and collected by various means. "With more than 50,000 applications available, the growth rate of the iPhone is stronger than ever."
The company has not yet officially confirmed, but the daily newspaper The Wall Street Journal this weekend ahead that Jobs, sick leave since early this year by a severe hormonal problems, received a liver transplant two months ago.
Jobs rejoined the company in late June as planned, but according to the newspaper will only do so part time by a doctor.
Just over a year ago, the news would have caused a collapse in the price of Apple, but today, the prospect of Steve Jobs pushed to the background in a discreet signature is normally digested by the market and experts.
The charismatic founder of Apple is a survivor of pancreatic cancer whose delicate health, and significant changes in weight brought head to the markets in recent years.
Because the executive is so strongly associated with Apple for many it was impossible to imagine the company without him.
When in October spread by Internet rumors that Jobs had suffered a heart attack, Apple shares plunged 5 percent in a bag.
In December, when the company said that Jobs did not open the Macworld conference, he took degrees minutes you lose 2 per cent but recovered by 4 percent when Apple days later blamed the absence of a hormonal imbalance of the weight changes of Jobs .
And since the manager is low, the titles have not plummeted as many predicted, but have risen as much as 76 percent.
In recent months, the company has updated its line of notebooks, has launched a new version of its operating system and brought to market the latest model of the iPhone, with faster and video.
The phone was officially launched two weeks ago at the Apple Developers Conference held in San Francisco.
RECURRENCE NO SURPRISE
Jobs that many expected to appear by surprise in the event, but it was Tim Cook, head of operations of the company and CEO (chief executive) office, and other executives who were masters of ceremonies.
Some experts believe that these months have been extremely productive in Apple despite the absence of Jobs for the executive and stayed away from the daily management of the company for some time.
"Jobs is not responsible for the daily operations of the company for almost two years, well before his illness," said Tim Bajarin, an analyst at Creative Strategies, the U.S. press. "Cook was in charge."
However, no doubt that Jobs is still behind all the big decisions at the firm, especially as far as innovations are concerned, and that will take many years before anyone really succeed in making shadows.
According to rumors, the manager has also been closely involved in the development of new products including low during these months. These versions say that Jobs has been working on creating a small portable that will be Apple's answer to the success of "netbooks."