In one sense, it’s ridiculous to speculate that Ive could be more integral to Apple’s overall success than Steve Jobs. After all, if Jobs had never come back, Apple would likely have been bought out or gone out of business all together. That said, a massive new profile of Ive in The New Yorker makes it clear that Ive possesses not only design smarts but a leadership style that may have been better suited than Jobs’ for getting the most out of the people who work for him. More →
There are plenty of stories detailing Apple’s efforts to keep its plans secret, and many of them focus on Apple’s late co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs. But even though the iconic leader wanted to prevent product leaks at all costs, he apparently came dangerously close to accidentally revealing one of the company’s biggest secrets before he unveiled it on stage in early 2007. More →
Steve Jobs didn’t get everything right, but it would be hard for anyone at this point to question his decision to keep Flash off of iOS devices. Softpedia notes that YouTube has now moved away from Flash and has made HTML5 its primary technology for delivering videos, which marks a posthumous victory for Apple cofounder Steve Jobs that’s been years in the making. More →
One of the most fascinating aspects of Steve Jobs life outside of technology was his interest in psychedelic drugs. This month, CNN took the time to sit down with Daniel Kottke, a friend of Jobs’ at Reed College and a fellow hallucinogen enthusiast. He didn’t want to discuss these trips when Jobs was still around, but he feels more comfortable talking about them now. More →
Late Apple CEO Steve Jobs will be remembered for a number of things. There is little question that he helped shaped the world as we know it today, first by pushing modern computing forward and then by leading the charge that moved computing off of our desks and laps, and into our pockets. Jobs was never afraid to speak his mind of course, and he would regularly make bold statements that promoted Apple’s products while belittling the competition. Of course, he was also known for his epic 180s, when Apple would go on to release a product that completely went against Jobs’s earlier statements.
Apple’s first wearable computer is set to release next year but it’s actually not the company’s first foray into wrist watches. MacRumors points out that Apple would often create Apple-branded watches that it would give away as promotional items, including the truly hideous one pictured above that would have made Steve Jobs spontaneously combust if anyone had ever dared bring it to him as a potential product. More →
Apple is currently on the defense in an iPod antitrust case that claims the company deleted music on users’ iPods that came from third-party sources without explicitly telling them what was going on. The plaintiffs have at their disposal emails from Steve Jobs to other Apple execs and a video testimony from the former Apple leader that are used against the company, and various media organizations including the Associated Press, Bloomberg and CNN want that video to be made public. More →
Apple in December will have to defend against decade-old iPod antitrust allegations in the third major antitrust case since Steve Jobs died, The New York Times reports, with Apple’s co-founder and iconic leader expected to play a major role in the lawsuit. Interestingly, however, he will be used as a witness against Apple. More →
Steve Jobs called Jon Stewart after The Daily Show ripped Apple – and you’ll be shocked at what he said
Way back when Apple went on a rampage against Gizmodo after the publication got its hands on a prototype of the iPhone 4, Jon Stewart and The Daily Show ripped into the company for its seemingly heavy-handed tactics in going after the publication. 9to5Mac has spotted an interview with Stewart on the Howard Stern show in which he says that Steve Jobs actually called him after he ran that segment… and the most shocking thing about it was that Jobs was polite and nice. More →
Steve Jobs lived a fascinating life, one which has been documented repeatedly by writers and filmmakers since his passing, but despite all the stories and all the footage which has already been released, there are still artifacts from Jobs’ life which have yet to be uncovered. Nearly thirty years ago, when Steve Jobs was let go from Apple, he started a new company: NeXT Computer.
He gave Doug Menuez, a documentary photographer, unlimited access to the company. Thirty years later, Menuez wrote a book about his experience. More →
One of the most memorable speeches Apple’s Steve Jobs ever gave was the 2005 Stanford commencement address, with recordings of it having millions of views on YouTube. But one little known secret behind this particularly inspiring speech has not been revealed so far, and Bloomberg Television got some of the inside story. More →