While the Apple event is sure to cause a stir either way, an appearance by their fearless leader would definitely increase the buzz, and bring smiles to the faces of many Apple devotees. He may be seen alongside other Apple execs, but it's very doubtful that he will lead the presentation.
Jobs has been spotted around the Cupertino campus, as well as alongside President Obama at a high-profile Silicon Valley dinner. But considering how the paparazzi have beleaguered his declining health, our concern is that people might be evaluating his appearance, rather than his latest tablet-triumph.
Our hearts go out to Steve Jobs and his family. And although an Apple unveiling wouldn't feel the same without him, we're hoping he'll do what's in his best interest, rather than make an appearance just for the sake of Apple's shareholders.
source: All Things Digital