Two important dates are coming soon for Apple: Its last appearance at the Macworld Conference & Expo, which begins in San Francisco today, and the Mac’s 25th anniversary later this month.
With those two events so closely linked, it seemed that the stars would align to make this year’s Macworld presentation even more exciting than in past years. Then Apple suddenly announced its withdrawal from Macworld, saying it would not take part in the conference after 2009 — and that CEO Steve Jobs wouldn’t even be at this year’s big show.
Apple’s departure leaves a cloud over future such events, although the 2010 expo is still scheduled to take place. It has also upset Mac fans who had been looking forward to Jobs’ big speech. … Go to source