Apple CEO Steve Jobs to Resurface Next Week

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While still on his latest medical leave, he will make an appearance at the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference Monday that will feature news on the company's move into the cloud content business and more.

NEW YORK – Apple said on Tuesday that CEO Steve Jobs will make a rare public appearance next week despite his latest medical leave that he started early this year.

Jobs and a team of Apple executives will kick off the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference with a keynote address on Monday, which will include news on the company's much-anticipated move into the cloud content space, among other things, the tech giant said. Observers have said Apple will likely start offering music and maybe even video content in a cloud computing-based content locker.

“At the keynote, Apple will unveil its next generation software - Lion, the eighth major release of Mac OS X; iOS 5, the next version of Apple’s advanced mobile operating system which powers the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch; and iCloud, Apple’s upcoming cloud services offering,” Apple said in a statement.

In early March, Jobs made a brief public appearance to unveil the iPad 2.

Apple shares in Tuesday trading closed up 3.1 percent at $347.83.

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