There’s been worldwide interest since we reported that Apple boss Steve Jobs – the mastermind behind the iPod, iPhone and iPad – could have only six weeks to live!

Shocking photos obtained exclusively by The ENQUIRER show the 56-year-old cancer-stricken computer genius has become rail-thin and heartbreakingly weak in recent days despite putting up a tremendously courageous battle.

Since the print edition of the new issue of The ENQUIRER containing this blockbuster story began hitting newsstands on Wednesday in New York, media outlets worldwide have reported our story – and some websites have even attempted to rip off our exclusive photos!

For nearly seven years, the Apple co-founder has battled a rare form of pancreatic cancer – called a neuroendocrine tumor. It is a slower moving cancer than the type that killed actor Patrick Swayze in 2009 and actor Michael Landon in 1991.

Only about 4 percent of patients with any form of pancreatic cancer can live longer than five years.

Jobs has taken three medical leaves of absence from Apple and had a 2009 liver transplant after the cancer spread.

But after studying the new photos of the world-renowned entrepreneur – taken on February 8th in California – medical experts consulted by The ENQUIRER say it appears he’s losing his battle.

Jobs was photographed outside the Stanford Cancer Center – the same place where Swayze was treated during his final days.

The heartrending photos show the terrible damage cancer has done to Jobs’ 6-foot-2 frame – dropping his weight from a precancer 175 pounds to about 130 now.

One of our experts – Boca Raton, Fla., critical care physician Dr. Samuel Jacobson, who has not treated Jobs – told The ENQUIRER: "The poor guy! Judging from these photos, he is close to terminal. I would say he has six weeks.

"He is emaciated and looks to have lost a lot of muscle mass, which spells a poor prognosis."

For the full complete story – and to see the exclusive photos everyone is talking about – pick up a copy of our new issue.