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Topic: Steve Jobs

The story of the iMac is the story of Apple

08/15/2019, 07:08 am

More than even the iPhone, it is the iMac that shows us what Apple always aims for -- and usually gets. On August 15, 2019, the 21st anniversary of when you could first buy it, here's how one machine changed Apple and how Apple changed that one machine.

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Jobs biographer slams Apple design and missed TV opportunity

07/08/2019, 10:07 am

Walter Isaacson says Apple should have made the kind of TV Jobs wanted, and claims Apple Park is the company's only great design in the last 15 years.

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Steve Jobs criticized Tim Cook for not being a 'product person'

07/08/2019, 10:07 am

Biographer Walter Isaacson knew Ive was reducing his role, and also says his book 'softened' complaints that Steve Jobs had about Tim Cook not being a product guy'.

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Bill Gates equates Steve Jobs' talent to 'casting spells'

07/07/2019, 05:07 pm

Bill Gates has spoken of Steve Jobs' ability to mesmerize people an interview with CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS show, equating Jobs' talent to magic.

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12 years of iPhone: Why Apple's first smartphone was far from a guaranteed success

06/29/2019, 06:06 am

Apple may never have been under as much pressure as it was in the months between unveiling the iPhone and shipping it to customers on June 29, 2007, exactly twelve years ago today.

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The Apple Park 'spaceship' uses 692 steel saucers to protect against earthquakes

06/04/2019, 09:06 am

The main ring at Apple Park is one of the few buildings in the entire U.S. to use base isolation against earthquakes -- meaning that it should survive all but the biggest California tremors.

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Actor Justin Long reveals why Steve Jobs rejected over 200 'I'm a Mac' ads

05/27/2019, 05:05 am

Just 66 "I'm a Mac" ads aired out of 323 that were filmed. Star Justin Long says Steve Jobs always rejected the ones that had too much humor.

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Editorial: Apple Card invites you to join a premium, private club

05/25/2019, 02:05 pm

To enable Apple Card purchases at merchants that don't yet accept Apple Pay, the company designed its own physical credit card in partnership with Goldman Sachs and MasterCard, associating the Apple brand with a new set of "digital-first" credit features. It also features unique iOS app functionality with a strong focus on the privacy of your data.

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Steve Jobs proposed an Apple Card as far back as 2004

05/20/2019, 01:05 pm

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs floated the idea of an Apple Card in 2004, though that incarnation would've been far different, according to one of the company's former creative directors.

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Warren Buffett educated Tim Cook, Steve Jobs about the benefits of stock buybacks

05/06/2019, 11:05 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook shared details about Apple's start of stock buybacks, and has confirmed that Warren Buffett put Apple on the track to do so -- and the "Oracle of Omaha" tried to put the company on the path years before.

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Apple declares iPad 2 obsolete eight years after Steve Jobs launched it

05/01/2019, 07:05 am

Apple has updated its list of 'vintage and obsolete products' with the addition of the iPad 2, the last device that Steve Jobs launched at an Apple event.

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Eric Schmidt not seeking re-election to Alphabet's board of directors

04/30/2019, 06:04 pm

Long-time Google board member, and three-year Apple board member Eric Schmidt won't be on Alphabet's board of directors after his term expires on June 19, 2019.

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Apple's millennial leap from fading Golden Age icon to flexible, flashy plastic fashion

04/29/2019, 06:04 pm

Apple's deft transition in the late 90s from an aging icon into a fresh, modern brand with the ability to capture the attention of buyers is now virtually ancient history. But it provides some perspective on Apple's current position, which is frequently characterized as being one mistake away from doom. There are also lessons for Apple's competitors.

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The pay's the thing -- collapsed Bill Gates & Steve Jobs rivalry musical 'Nerds' producer sued for $6M

04/17/2019, 09:04 am

Carl Levin, the producer of the ill-fated Broadway musical "Nerds" about the rivalry between technology titans Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, has become the target of a $6 million lawsuit alleging he lied to investors about the show's funding in order to secure more backing.

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Book Review & Giveaway: 'Tim Cook: The Genius Who Took Apple to the Next Level' is solid account, but lacks input from Cook himself

04/12/2019, 08:04 pm

The first biography of Apple's Tim Cook is a comprehensive and highly detailed account of his career and how he shaped Apple after Steve Jobs's death, but treads well-traveled ground for a CEO who probably isn't even halfway through his tenure.

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Steve Jobs predicted the Mac's move from Intel to ARM processors

04/08/2019, 11:04 am

The Mac shifting to ARM may come as soon as a full decade after Steve Jobs died. Yet, as well as championing and managing the Intel move in the 2000s, he also considered these major computer hardware architecture changes to be essential every decade or so.

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Ten-year Apple career plaque signed by Steve Jobs goes up for auction

04/02/2019, 05:04 pm

The latest Apple memorabilia up for auction includes a plaque, signed by then-CEO Steve Jobs, commemorating one worker's 10 years with the company.

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Tim Cook meditates on Apple Park on what would've been Steve Jobs' 64 birthday

02/24/2019, 03:02 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook reflected on the significance of Apple Park on Sunday as he marked what would've been co-founder Steve Jobs' 64th birthday.

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'The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs' wins Grammy for Best Opera Recording

02/11/2019, 12:02 pm

One Grammy winner that flew under the radar Sunday night was "The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs," which won for Best Opera Recording despite some high-profile competition.

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Apple got tablets right, and created a whole new market with the iPad

01/27/2019, 10:01 am

The original iPad was launched on January 27, 2010 but it actually shipped to people on April 3 that year. That was when customers got to use it and saw how wrong the pundits and fans were -- plus how right Steve Jobs turned out to be. Again.

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