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Happy Birthday to Steve Jobs and MacRumors

Saturday February 24, 2018 6:00 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 1:12 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 7:30 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 5:57 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 6:55 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 6:50 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 3:18 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 6:54 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 7:05 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...
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Brand Behind Steve Jobs' Iconic Turtleneck Plans New Edition Coming in July for $270

Wednesday June 28, 2017 9:51 am PDT by
Steve Jobs' iconic black turtleneck will be making a comeback of sorts this summer, with the company behind the original garment, Issey Miyake Inc., announcing a new version coming this July for $270 and called the "Semi-Dull T" (via Bloomberg). The model that Jobs wore was officially retired from production following his death in 2011, and a protege of Miyake, Yusuke Takahashi, is said to be ...
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Apple Park's Senior Arborist Recalls Meeting Steve Jobs, Sourcing 9K Trees Over 7 Years

Friday June 2, 2017 7:22 am PDT by
Although Apple Park has opened to a small group of employees, the site's buildings and landscaping remain in ongoing construction around the campus. In a new interview with Backchannel, Apple Park's senior arborist, David Muffly, has provided insight into the work it's taken to choose, locate, and plant 9,000 trees at Apple Park, as well as detailed his first interactions with former Apple CEO...
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Steve Jobs Once Asked Jeff Goldblum to Be 'the Voice of Apple'

Wednesday May 17, 2017 3:11 am PDT by
Steve Jobs once tried to convince Hollywood actor Jeff Goldblum to become "the voice of Apple," it emerged yesterday. Goldblum disclosed his contact with the late Apple co-founder during an interview on the Today Show in Australia, according to CNET. "Steve Jobs called me up a few decades ago to be the voice of Apple," said Goldblum. "That was early on, and I did not know it was Steve...
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Steve Jobs' Prototype Apple 1 Computer Going on Display in Seattle's 'Living Computers' Museum

Monday April 10, 2017 6:55 am PDT by
Living Computers: Museum + Labs in Seattle, which is dedicated to showcasing the history of computing devices from around the world, is this Friday opening up a wing focused on all things Apple. Called the "Apple Computer Exhibit," visitors will be able to walk through the first two decades of Apple's products and advances in technology, ranging specifically from 1976 to 1999 (via GeekWire). Th ...
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Steve Jobs Thought Genius Bar Was 'Idiotic' Idea at First, Said 'It'll Never Work'

Monday March 6, 2017 9:00 am PST by
While the Genius Bar is the focal point of the Apple Store, it turns out the idea was initially panned by late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. On the Recode Decode podcast, Apple's former retail chief Ron Johnson recalled the day he told Jobs about the Genius Bar. Steve's initial reaction to the idea: "That's so idiotic! It'll never work!" Jobs went on to tell Johnson that the Genius Bar...
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Steve Jobs Would Have Been 62 Today While MacRumors Turns 17

Friday February 24, 2017 4:56 am PST by
Steve Jobs, born on February 24, 1955, would have celebrated his 62nd birthday today. The late Apple co-founder, who passed away on October 5, 2011 following a lengthy battle with cancer, is remembered not only as a visionary and marketing genius, but also as a friend, father, and husband. Jobs, who co-founded Apple in 1976 with Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne, introduced three of Apple's...
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Apple Names its New Campus Auditorium 'Steve Jobs Theater'

Wednesday February 22, 2017 5:39 am PST by
Apple today announced that the 1,000-seat auditorium at its new Apple Park campus will be named the "Steve Jobs Theater" in memory of the company's late co-founder, who would have turned 62 years old on February 24. Steve Jobs Theater, a 20-foot-tall glass cylinder with the world's largest freestanding carbon-fiber roof, is situated atop a hill at one of the highest points of the 175-acre...
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Seven Years Ago Today: Steve Jobs Introduces the iPad

Friday January 27, 2017 6:42 am PST by
After teasing fans to "come see our latest creation" in the weeks leading up to one of its famous media events, seven years ago today former Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the first-generation iPad to the world. The iPad was announced as a larger-screen counterpart to the company's three-years-old iPhone, with Scott Forstall pointing out during the conference that the tablet could run "virtually...
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10 Years Ago Today: Steve Jobs Introduces the iPhone

Monday January 9, 2017 12:01 am PST by
Today marks the tenth anniversary of the day Steve Jobs introduced the original iPhone at Macworld in San Francisco. In what has become one of the most iconic moments in Apple's storied history, Jobs teased the device as if it were three separate products: a widescreen iPod with touch controls, a revolutionary mobile phone, and a breakthrough internet communications device. Apple began...
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History Between Steve Jobs and Pixar Highlighted in New Book 'To Pixar and Beyond'

Wednesday November 23, 2016 8:23 am PST by
Steve Jobs' history with the now-acclaimed animation studio Pixar began in 1986 when the former Apple CEO purchased The Graphics Group, which was one third of the Computer Division of Lucasfilm, renamed it Pixar Animation Studios, and began guiding it into a burgeoning feature film production company. In a new book called To Pixar and Beyond, written by former Pixar chief financial officer...
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Apple CEO Tim Cook Remembers Steve Jobs on Fifth Anniversary of His Death

Wednesday October 5, 2016 7:50 am PDT by
As he has done over the past four years, Apple CEO Tim Cook has shared a tribute to the late Steve Jobs, touching on the importance of remembering the Apple co-founder and former CEO today, which marks the fifth anniversary of his death on October 5, 2011. "Most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition." Remembering Steve and the many ways he changed our world. pic.twitt ...