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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...

Lisa Brennan-Jobs Shares Memories of Steve Jobs in New 'Small Fry' Memoir Excerpt

Wednesday August 1, 2018 3:31 pm PDT by
Lisa Brennan-Jobs, Steve Jobs' oldest daughter, is releasing a memoir called "Small Fry" next month, and ahead of the book's release, Vanity Fair has published an excerpt where Lisa-Brennan Jobs shares details on her troubled relationship with her father, his last days, and her early life. Lisa was born in 1978 to Steve Jobs and Chrisann Brennan, and as is well known, Jobs initially denied...

Steve Jobs on the App Store in 2008: 'We Didn't Expect It to Be This Big'

Wednesday July 25, 2018 1:17 pm PDT by
Following the launch of the App Store in 2008, Apple CEO Steve Jobs sat down for an interview with The Wall Street Journal. In celebration of the recent 10th anniversary of the App Store, The Wall Street Journal today published both the audio and transcript of that interview, where Jobs shares his view on the future of the App Store and the future of Apple. The interview took place in...

Doom Creator John Carmack Shares His Interactions With Steve Jobs

Monday May 14, 2018 2:07 pm PDT by
John Carmack, best known for his work on iconic games that include Quake, Doom, and Wolfenstein 3D, today took to Facebook to share details on his interactions with Steve Jobs and to provide some insight into Jobs' opinion on gaming, what it was like working with Jobs, and what it felt like to participate in one of Jobs' famous keynotes. Carmack first interacted with Jobs when Jobs was still...

Steve Jobs Employment Questionnaire Sold for $174,757 at Auction

Friday March 16, 2018 10:22 am PDT by
A rare employment questionnaire filled out by former Apple CEO Steve Jobs was auctioned off last week, earning an impressive $174,757. Jobs filled out the questionnaire in 1973, just after dropping out of Reed College, where he attended school for approximately six months and then audited classes for another year and a half. The document provided a rare look into Jobs' life at the time,...
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Lisa Brennan-Jobs to Publish Memoir of Her Childhood With Steve Jobs and Chrisann Brennan

Friday March 16, 2018 8:43 am PDT by
Grove Press this week announced that Lisa Brennan-Jobs, the eldest daughter of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and artist Chrisann Brennan, is working on a memoir about her childhood spent between two imperfect but extraordinary parents. The news was first reported by the Associated Press. Lisa Brennan-Jobs and Steve Jobs via BHW In the book, titled Small Fry, Brennan-Jobs recounts how Jobs...
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Happy Birthday to Steve Jobs and MacRumors

Saturday February 24, 2018 5:00 am PST by
Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs, who co-founded Apple and was responsible for catapulting the company to wild success with products like the iPod and the iPhone, was born on February 24, 1955, and were he still alive, today would mark his 63rd birthday. Jobs not only founded Apple alongside Steve Wozniak in 1976 and directed the future of technology with the development of some of the first...

Employment Questionnaire and Two Signatures From Steve Jobs Going Up for Auction

Thursday February 22, 2018 12:12 pm PST by
An auction site is set to sell off three pieces of Steve Jobs memorabilia, including a rare employment questionnaire filled out by the former Apple CEO. Jobs filled out the application in 1973, just after dropping out of Reed College, where he attended school for approximately six months and then audited classes for another year and a half. On the document, Jobs lists "english lit" as his...
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Steve Jobs Introduced the MacBook Air Exactly 10 Years Ago Today

Monday January 15, 2018 6:30 am PST by
Today marks the tenth anniversary of the late Steve Jobs unveiling the MacBook Air, the world's thinnest notebook at the time. After introducing the AirPort Time Capsule and sharing some iPhone and Apple TV news, Jobs walked over to his podium, grabbed a manilla envelope, and pulled out the sleek MacBook Air. The crowd at Macworld erupted with applause as Jobs held the ultra-light notebook...

Source Code for Apple's Lisa Operating System to be Released for Free in 2018

Wednesday December 27, 2017 4:57 pm PST by
The Apple Lisa, released in 1983, was one of the first personal computers to come equipped with a graphical user interface, and soon the operating system that ran on the Lisa will available for free, courtesy of the Computer History Museum and Apple. As noted by Gizmodo, Al Kossow, a software curator at the Computer History Museum, recently announced that both the source code for the Lisa...
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BMW Z8 Owned by Steve Jobs Estimated to Fetch Up to $400,000 at Auction Next Month

Sunday October 29, 2017 5:55 pm PDT by
A luxurious, 400 horsepower BMW Z8 owned by late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is headed to auction next month at Sotheby's in New York. The winning bid is estimated to reach between $300,000 and $400,000. Jobs' ownership is documented through several service invoices accompanying the car, as well as a copy of a California registration or so-called "pink slip" in his name and at his personal...
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Tim Cook Shares Tribute to Steve Jobs on Sixth Anniversary of His Death

Thursday October 5, 2017 5:50 am PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook has shared a tribute to late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs on the sixth anniversary of his death today. "Remembering Steve today," Cook tweeted, alongside a picture of Jobs in his younger days. "Still with us, still inspiring us." Remembering Steve today. Still with us, still inspiring us. “Make something wonderful, and put it out there.”— Tim ...
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Playboy's 1985 Interview With Steve Jobs is Well Worth a Read

Friday September 29, 2017 2:18 am PDT by
Following yesterday's news of the death of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, Cult of Mac chose to highlight the magazine's 1985 Steve Jobs interview, which still remains one of the most insightful reads about the early life and influences of the late Apple co-founder. Quite apart from its centerfolds, Playboy magazine built an enviable literary legacy and earned a reputation for serious...
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Steve Jobs Opera Premieres in Santa Fe This Saturday

Wednesday July 19, 2017 5:54 pm PDT by
An opera based on the life of late Apple CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs is set to open in Santa Fe, New Mexico this Saturday. Called The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, the opera will have its world premiere showing on July 22 at 8:30 p.m on the Santa Fe Opera's open-air summer stage. The opera has been in development since 2015, created by electronica DJ Mason Bates and librettist Mark Campbell....
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10 Years Ago Today, the Original iPhone Officially Launched

Thursday June 29, 2017 6:05 am PDT by
Exactly 10 years ago today, on June 29, 2007, the original iPhone went on sale, six months after Steve Jobs stood onstage at Macworld Expo 2007 in San Francisco and told the world Apple was reinventing the phone, revolutionizing an entire industry like it had done with the Macintosh in 1984 and the iPod in 2001. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. The iPhone, with its...