Apple (AAPL) shares slip 5% at the open, as Steve Jobs speculation heats up. Piper Jaffray's...

|About: Apple Inc. (AAPL)|By:, SA News Editor

Apple (AAPL) shares slip 5% at the open, as Steve Jobs speculation heats up. Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster notes that Jobs is not stepping down as CEO, as he did in 2009, so that may mean he “expects the leave will be shorter and/or less serious.” A BNP Paribas analyst sees it differently: “The lack of a more precise indication on the length of the leave suggests there are long-term issues with his health."