Steve Jobs Makes First Public Appearance Since Surgery

Unveiling Appleis new mini retail stores, CEO Steve Jobs made his first public appearance since undergoing cancer surgery in July on Thursday, according to a Reuters report.

Mr. Jobs hosted a press event in Palo Alto, showing off the new stainless steel look of Appleis newest retail effort (see TMOis full coverage for more information on the new mini retail stores). From the Reuters article:

"Iim back, Iim back," he said with a smile to reporters shortly after pulling open a black curtain to reveal the sleek new store.

The Apple co-founder appeared healthy, wearing his usual black mock turtleneck and jeans. He made some brief opening remarks -- never mentioning his illness -- and smiled a few times as he proudly walked along the gleaming white floor of the store.

Mr. Jobs just recently returned to full time status at Apple and Pixar, after his recovery period from the surgery. In an interview with BusinessWeek published last week, he talked about the things that were important to him, saying: "I realized that I love my life. I really do. Iive got the greatest family in the world, and Iive got my work. And thatis pretty much all I do. I donit socialize much or go to conferences. I love my family, and I love running Apple, and I love Pixar. And I get to do that. Iim very lucky."