Steve Jobs Has Been Focusing on the Tablet ➝

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that since Steve Jobs’ return to Apple he has been focusing much of his attention on the tablet.

Since his return in late June, the 54-year-old has been pouring almost all of his attention into a new touch-screen gadget that Apple is developing, said people familiar with the situation.

Also saying that some employees that had grown accustomed to “a level of freedom” while Jobs was on his leave of absence have found his intense scrutiny “jarring.”

In a response to the Wall Street Journal’s request for comment, Jobs said “much of your information is incorrect.”

The Yukari Iwatani Kane was one of the writers of the Wall Street Journal piece that broke the news about Steve Jobs’ liver transplant so clearly we are dealing with someone who has fantastic sources. I have no doubt in my mind that the tablet is coming in 2010.

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