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