Apple media events are usually notable for what was unveiled, but Wednesday's was more about who was there to do the unveiling.
While there were no tablet computers or an updated version of the Apple TV, and not even the long-rumored Beatles-iTunes deal, Apple's CEO, making it his first public appearance since October 2008.
Though technically he returned to work two months ago, it was as the host of Wednesday'sthat Jobs publicly retook the reins of the company he founded. Jobs was the first person to emerge on stage to open the now-annual September iPod introduction. Appearing notably thin, he received a prolonged standing ovation from the audience, much of it composed of members of the media, but also a range of guests including app developers, entertainers, and music industry types.
"I'm very happy to be here today with you all," he said. "As you may know, I had a liver transplant. So I have the liver of a mid-20s person who died in a car crash, and was generous enough to donate their organs. And I wouldn't be here without such generosity."
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