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Topic: Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs believed HDTVs were a 'terrible business,' saw Apple TV set as unlikely, new book reveals

03/16/2014, 04:03 pm

Before his death, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs reportedly said in a meeting with his top 100 employees that he didn't believe the company would ever release a television set, due to low margins and infrequent user upgrades.

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SoftBank's Masayoshi Son won iPhone exclusivity after pitching Apple cellphone to Steve Jobs

03/12/2014, 10:03 pm

In an interview earlier this week, SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son said he scored exclusive Japanese rights to sell the first iPhone after pitching a crude drawing of an imagined iPod-cellphone hybrid to Steve Jobs. At the time, Son did not own a mobile carrier and the already-in-development iPhone was still two years out.

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Architect of Apple's Campus 2 discusses inspiration behind 'Spaceship' design

03/03/2014, 06:03 pm

In an interview published to the Web on Monday, Norman Foster, founder and chairman of architectural design firm Foster+Partners, explains the thinking behind Apple's Campus 2, including late cofounder Steve Jobs' input on the project.

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Director David Fincher may reteam with writer Aaron Sorkin for 'Steve Jobs' film

02/26/2014, 12:02 pm

David Fincher, the acclaimed director who was behind the camera for Aaron Sorkin's Academy Award winning "The Social Network," is said to be in talks to reteam for the film adaptation of Walter Isaacson's "Steve Jobs" biography.

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Steve Jobs statue unveiled ahead of installation at Apple's Cupertino HQ

02/24/2014, 05:02 pm

Fittingly revealed on his birthday, a bust of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs was unveiled in Belgrade on Monday, with the art piece bound for the company's headquarters in Cupertino, Calif.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook remembers late Steve Jobs 59 years after his birth

02/24/2014, 01:02 pm

Monday would have been the 59th birthday of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs -- a fact recognized by his successor Tim Cook, who posted a pair of quotes from Jobs on his official Twitter account.

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Steve Jobs to be commemorated with collectible USPS stamp in 2015

02/20/2014, 06:02 pm

The U.S. Postal Service has given the go-ahead to design a collectible stamp that will feature Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, with the commemorative piece slated for release in 2015.

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Apple Lisa mouse personally donated by Steve Jobs unearthed in Colorado time capsule

02/12/2014, 09:02 am

A mouse from an Apple Lisa computer used by late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has been recovered from a time capsule buried by organizers of the 1983 Aspen International Design Conference.

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Steve Jobs featured in new 'American Cool' exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery

02/10/2014, 04:02 pm

Visitors to the National Portrait Gallery's new "American Cool" exhibit will find late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs highlighted alongside cultural icons like Miles Davis, Paul Newman, and Jay-Z.

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Retail stores part of Apple marketing plan as far back as 1976, says Silicon Valley ad whiz

02/07/2014, 08:02 am

Apple began formulating a strategy for direct-to-consumer sales from a nationwide chain of first-party brick-and-mortar retail stores as many as 25 years before the first Apple Store opened in 2001, according to a new report.

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Steve Jobs wanted Sony's Vaio computers to run Mac OS X

02/05/2014, 08:02 am

Despite stamping out the once-popular Mac clone program upon his return to Apple in the late 1990s, Steve Jobs a few years later reportedly flew to Hawaii to pitch executives of Japanese electronics giant Sony on the idea of selling Mac-compatible VAIO computers.

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Video of Steve Jobs's first public demo of the Mac resurfaces after 30 years

01/27/2014, 07:01 am

A video of late Apple chief Steve Jobs demonstrating the then-new Macintosh to a gathering of the Boston Computer Society in 1984 has been digitized and made available online, providing a unique insight into the machine's early life.

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Apple's Macintosh has forced the world to change for 30 years

01/24/2014, 06:01 am

Thirty years ago today, Steve Jobs presented the new Macintosh personal computer to a room of Apple investors. The machine has maintained its impact upon the world ever since, despite continually morphing into new forms while detractors voiced their disapproval.

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Briefly: Aaron Sorkin reportedly finishes script for Steve Jobs biopic

01/13/2014, 08:01 pm

Academy Award-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin has turned in a script for a full-length feature film adaptation of Walter Isaacson's biography of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs.

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Google's reaction to Apple's iPhone unveiling: 'We're going to have to start over' on Android

12/19/2013, 12:12 pm

The iPhone's 2007 introduction was not only a watershed moment for Apple, but also a turning point for Google's Android team, according to an excerpt from a new book on the subject.

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Apple, Inc. stock IPO created 300 millionaires 33 years ago today

12/12/2013, 06:12 pm

Apple's initial public offering on December 12, 1980 sold 4.6 million shares at $22 each, generating more capital than any other iPO since Ford Motor Company in 1956 and instantly creating 300 millionaires.

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Justin Bieber wanted $200k to represent BlackBerry, advertises iPhone for free

12/05/2013, 04:12 pm

A retrospective on the "Rise and Fall of Blackberry," which portrayed the company's product alongside other historical artifacts (including the magazine itself), outlines a number of mistakes the company made including the dismissal of a "brand ambassador" offer made by teen idol Justin Bieber.

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Tim Cook tweets support for World AIDS Day, tints Apple Store logos red

12/01/2013, 12:12 pm

Apple's chief executive Tim Cook called attention to World AIDS Day via Twitter, noting that the company would be "turning Appe's logo red" in support of achieving an AIDS-free generation.

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Steve Jobs biopic 'Jobs' now available to purchase and rent on iTunes

11/26/2013, 08:11 pm

Ashton Kutcher vehicle "Jobs" has landed in virtual and brick-and-mortar stores across the U.S., including options to buy or rent the movie on Apple's iTunes.

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Apple's increasing cultural influence colors "Obama crash"

10/31/2013, 01:10 pm

Apple's increasing visibility on the PC desktop, and in national politics and global culture, has resulted in the Mac's multicolored "beach ball" wait cursor becoming more recognizable to a general audience than the icons used by Windows.

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