Yukari Iwatani Kane and Joann S. Lublin report that while Jobs has been on sick leave some Apple directors have been getting weekly updates about his medical condition. Their source, who has seen Jobs recently, informs them that Jobs 'is coming along' and will return late this month.
He also added that Steve Jobs 'was one real sick guy,' and that 'fundamentally he was starving to death over a nine-month period. He couldn't digest protein. [But] he took corrective action.'
According to the report Steve Jobs has occasionally visited Apple headquarters since his leave began. Many hope that he will make an appearance at WWDC 09 to launch a new iPhone; however, the company has maintained that his return will be at the end of the month.