Full interview of Apple's Steve Jobs at D8 now availableBefore Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs takes the stage today in San Francisco, Calif., at the Worldwide Developers Conference, readers can watch his lengthy interview from last week's D8 conference in its entirety.
The conversation lead by Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher of The Wall Street Journal took place a week ago, and spanned more than an hour and a half. Jobs spoke candidly on the lost prototype iPhone obtained by Gizmodo, on his company's rejection of Adobe Flash from the iPhone OS, and the controversy over a number of suicides at manufacturing partner Foxconn's facility in Shenzhen, China.
A great deal of the conversation focused on Apple's newly released iPad, which Jobs said signals the start of an "uncomfortable" transition to the post-PC era. The chief executive said he believes the transition away from the traditional PC as we know it is inevitable, but it's a question of how long that change will take.
"The transformation of the PC to new form factors like the tablet is going to make some people uneasy because the PC has taken us a long ways," Jobs said. "The PC is brilliant... and we like to talk about the post-PC era, but it's uncomfortable."
Jobs also said that he views the Apple TV as a hobby because there isn't a viable market for set top boxes, he admitted there could be an advantage to a multi-carrier U.S. iPhone, and revealed that Apple made changes to its iPhone software development kit to protect user privacy.
The video can be seen in at the D8 Conference website, or embedded in its entirety below: