Back at Work, Jobs Zeroes In on New Apple 'Tablet'

Liver transplant has not diminished CEO's attention to detail
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 25, 2009 1:23 AM CDT
One of Steve Jobs' babies: an iPhone, this one equipped with Amazon's Kindle for iPhone book reader and showing the "The Zombie Survival Guide" e-book   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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(Newser) – Just months after a liver transplant, Steve Jobs is back at Apple focusing his powerful micro-managerial style on development of a new tablet computer, the Wall Street Journal reports. Jobs’ close involvement with the tablet device signals that it will likely be a major product for Apple. During the development of the iPhone, the CEO personally approved every detail.

Apple officials are being typically tight-lipped about the tablet, but analysts predict that it will be a large touch-screen device that will be able to display videos, play games and probably read e-books. While Jobs' presence is a boost for the tablet, Apple engineers as well as advertising and marketing executives have had to readjust to Jobs’ tight control after growing used to more independence during his absence.