Scaled-back Macworld endures Apple absence

July 21, 2004

Noticeably absent from the show were Apple Computer and its chief executive, Steve Jobs, who traditionally delivers the keynote speech. Jobs had declared his company’s intention not to participate after the show’s organizer, Framingham, Mass.-based IDG World Expo, announced plans to shift the event from New York back to Boston. (The East Coast version of Macworld had been held in Boston with Apple’s support until moving to New York in 1998.)

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