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Former iOS Chief Scott Forstall Shares Intriguing Story of His Interview With Steve Jobs at NeXT

Friday May 22, 2020 4:01 am PDT by
Former Apple executive and iOS chief Scott Forstall made a rare public appearance this week at Code.org's virtual Code Break event, and in between classes, Forstall shared the intriguing story of how he was hired by Steve Jobs. Forstall revealed that he had been considering working at Microsoft when he went to interview at NexT, the company started by Jobs after he had left Apple. Forstall...

Jon Prosser Claims Apple is Working on 'Steve Jobs Heritage Edition' AR Glasses, Gurman Calls Rumor 'Complete Fiction'

Thursday May 21, 2020 4:50 pm PDT by
Apple is working on a limited-edition version of its augmented reality smart glasses that's designed to look like the round, frameless glasses that Steve Jobs was famous for wearing, according to Jon Prosser. Prosser, who runs YouTube show Front Page Tech and who has been sharing a flood of Apple rumors in recent weeks, mentioned the detail in Cult of Mac's latest Cultcast podcast....

Today Would Have Been Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs' 65th Birthday

Sunday February 23, 2020 11:01 pm PST by
Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs was born on February 24, 1955, and had he not passed away in 2011 at the age of 56, today would have marked his 65th birthday. Jobs founded Apple alongside Steve Wozniak in 1976, and he was at the forefront of the personal computer revolution with machines like the Apple 1, Apple II, and the original Macintosh with its now-iconic name. Jobs was...

Today Marks the 10th Anniversary of Steve Jobs Unveiling the iPad

Sunday January 26, 2020 11:00 pm PST by
Today marks the 10th anniversary of Steve Jobs unveiling the iPad at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. It was one of the last major products that he unveiled before his death in 2011. Jobs argued that there was room for a new device category between the smartphone and the laptop, but only if that device was superior at some tasks. He then introduced the iPad as exactly...

Today Marks the 13th Anniversary of When Steve Jobs Unveiled the Original iPhone

Thursday January 9, 2020 12:10 pm PST by
13 years ago today, then Apple CEO Steve Jobs took the stage at Macworld in San Francisco and surprised the world with the very first iPhone. Jobs introduced the iPhone as if it were three separate products: an iPod with touch controls, a revolutionary mobile phone, and a breakthrough internet communications device. Today, the iPhone is still all of those things, but also so much more. ...

Phil Schiller Talks About the Development of the Original iPad in New Interview

Monday December 16, 2019 10:08 am PST by
In a retrospective on the technology of the last decade, The New York Times has shared a new interview with marketing chief Phil Schiller, covering the debut of the iPad in early 2010. Schiller says that the ‌iPad‌ was conceived when Apple began looking at a future computer device that could be sold under $500. Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO at the time, said that to reach that price point, things...

Former Apple Employee Shares Incredible Story of Accidentally Stealing Steve Jobs' MacBook From His Office

Tuesday November 19, 2019 5:45 am PST by
On a recent episode of The Eavesdrop podcast with Hector Rodriguez, shared on Reddit, Apple's former vice president of mobile advertising Andy Miller shared an incredible story about accidentally stealing Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' laptop, mouse, and mouse pad during a heated meeting in Jobs' office. The story truly speaks for itself and begins at the 44 minute mark. Miller uses a few...

Tim Cook Remembers Steve Jobs on 8th Anniversary of His Death

Saturday October 5, 2019 4:56 am PDT by
Eight years ago today, Steve Jobs passed away from pancreatic cancer at the age of 56, one day after somewhat subdued Apple executives introduced the iPhone 4s at a media event on the company's Infinite Loop headquarters campus. As he traditionally does, Apple CEO Tim Cook today marked the anniversary of Jobs' death with a tweet, sharing a Jobs quote and a photo of him at the iconic cube at...

Bob Iger: If Steve Jobs Were Alive, We Would Likely Have Combined Apple and Disney

Wednesday September 18, 2019 1:45 pm PDT by
Disney CEO and former Apple board member Bob Iger has a new book coming out later this month, and ahead of its release, Vanity Fair has shared some key excerpts about Steve Jobs, who was Iger's close friend. When Iger first took over as CEO of Disney, the relationship between the two companies was strained due to Jobs' disagreements with Michael Eisner and the end of a deal that had seen...

Pixar Animations Studios Poster Signed by Steve Jobs to Be Auctioned Off for $25,000+ [Update: Sold]

Monday August 26, 2019 2:20 pm PDT by
A rare Pixar Animation Studios poster featuring "Toy Story" characters Buzz Lightyear and Woody that was signed by former Apple CEO Steve Jobs is set to be auctioned off later this week. Jobs is said to have signed the poster sometime after 1995 when "Toy Story" debuted. The movie was Pixar's first feature length film and it was overwhelmingly successful, securing Pixar as a major animated...

iBook Turns 20: Watch Steve Jobs Unveil the World's First Notebook With Wireless Internet

Sunday July 21, 2019 12:00 am PDT by
Upon returning to Apple in the late 1990s, Steve Jobs came up with a 2×2 product grid in an effort to simplify Apple's then-bloated lineup of computers. The grid was split into four quadrants, including a professional desktop, a consumer desktop, a professional portable, and a consumer portable. Today marks the 20th anniversary of Jobs unveiling the fourth and final product in the grid, the ...

Steve Jobs Criticized Tim Cook as 'Not a Product Person,' Says Biographer Walter Isaacson

Monday July 8, 2019 7:14 am PDT by
"Steve Jobs" biographer Walter Isaacson was on Squawk Box this week, and in an interview he mentioned that he "softened" parts of the book when it came to certain Jobs quotes (via CNBC). Particularly, Jobs was said to have criticized current Apple CEO Tim Cook for not being a "product person." According to Isaacson, "Steve says how ‌Tim Cook‌ can do everything, and then he looked at me and...

Today Marks Steve Jobs' 64th Birthday as MacRumors Turns 19

Saturday February 23, 2019 11:05 pm PST by
Former Apple CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs was born on February 24, 1955, and if he were still alive, today would mark his 64th birthday. Jobs not only founded Apple alongside Steve Wozniak in 1976 and directed the development of some of the first personal computers, but he also brought Apple back from the brink of failure even after being ousted from the company he created. In the...

Macintosh Turns 35

Wednesday January 23, 2019 11:00 pm PST by
Today marks the 35th anniversary of Apple's late co-founder Steve Jobs unveiling the original Macintosh. Jobs pulled the Macintosh out of a bag during Apple's annual shareholders meeting on January 24, 1984 at the Flint Center in Cupertino, California, grinning from ear to ear as the crowd erupted in applause. Macintosh's very first words:Hello, I'm Macintosh. It sure is great to get...

New York Times Article Explores Apple's Failed Attempt to Build the Macintosh in California

Monday December 17, 2018 1:02 am PST by
The New York Times today printed an interesting article exploring how Apple co-founder Steve Jobs set up a Macintosh manufacturing plant in Fremont, California in the 1980s that failed early on into its tenure. Titled "When Apple Was Homegrown," the piece by John Markoff offers an insight into Jobs' fascination with Henry Ford's mass automobile manufacturing in Detroit and the high-quality...

Someone Just Paid Over $6,000 for a Steve Jobs Business Card

Friday December 14, 2018 10:15 am PST by
Earlier this month, we told you about an auction for a Steve Jobs business card listing him as Chairman of the Board at Apple Computer. The business card features Apple's classic rainbow logo and an address of 20525 Mariani Avenue, across the street from Apple's Infinite Loop campus in Cupertino, California. Boston-based RR Auction has since announced that the business card, estimated to...

Premiere Issue of Macworld Magazine Autographed by Steve Jobs Headed to Auction

Wednesday December 5, 2018 6:15 am PST by
A copy of the February 1984 premiere issue of Macworld magazine signed by Apple's late co-founder Steve Jobs will be up for auction on the RR Auction website between December 6 and December 13. Jobs signed the magazine at the grand opening of Apple's iconic Fifth Avenue store in New York on May 19, 2006, writing "to Matt, steven jobs" on the front cover, which features a photo of Jobs...

Tim Cook Tweets in Memory of Steve Jobs, Who Passed Away Seven Years Ago Today

Friday October 5, 2018 5:00 am PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook has tweeted in memory of his former boss and mentor Steve Jobs, who passed away on October 5, 2011. Today marks the seventh anniversary of the Apple co-founder's death. He was 56 years old. "Steve showed me—and all of us—what it means to serve humanity," tweeted Cook, alongside a photo of Steve. Steve showed me—and all of us—what it means to serve humanity. We miss ...

Seven Years Ago Today: Steve Jobs Resigns as CEO of Apple, Tim Cook Named His Successor

Friday August 24, 2018 6:50 am PDT by
Today marks the seventh anniversary of the late Steve Jobs resigning as CEO of Apple. In a letter addressed to Apple's Board of Directors, dated August 24, 2011, Jobs strongly recommended then-COO Tim Cook be named his successor. Letter from Steve Jobs:To the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community: I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties ...

Lisa Brennan-Jobs Discusses 'Coldness' and 'Moments of Joy' She Had With Steve Jobs in Upcoming Memoir 'Small Fry'

Thursday August 23, 2018 9:07 am PDT by
In just a few weeks, Lisa Brennan-Jobs will launch "Small Fry," a memoir about her life that includes a focus on the tumultuous relationship she held with her father, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. As the book launch grows closer, Brennan-Jobs is in the midst of a publicity tour and today her latest interview has been shared by The New York Times, which also provides a few snippets from the book. ...