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Christian Bale allegedly favored by David Fincher to play Steve Jobs in the Aaron Sorkin-penned biopic. And so...?

Christian Bale allegedly favored by David Fincher to play Steve Jobs in the Aaron Sorkin-penned biopic. And so...?

Christian Bale, the man who brought Batman to life for Christopher Nolan and Patrick Bateman for American Psycho is now rumored to be director David Fincher (Fight Club, The Social Network)'s top choice to play Steve Jobs in the Sony biopic being written by Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing, The Social...
Haunted Empire review: It's the book about Apple after Steve Jobs that's the real horror story

Haunted Empire review: It's the book about Apple after Steve Jobs that's the real horror story

There is a case to be made that Apple is doomed without Steve Jobs. Kane just fails to make it. Worse, she doesn't even try. Skip it. I was tempted to make that my entire review. But it would be a disservice to anyone considering buying Yukari Iwatani Kane's new book, Haunted Empire: Apple...
iMore show 391: Apple fanboys

iMore show 391: Apple fanboys

Jim Dalrymple from The Loop joins Rene and Peter to talk about Steve Jobs’ legacy, the SSL/TLS bug, the new Galaxy S5, iPhone 6, iWatch, and Apple TV expectations, and dumb media stories. Subscribe in iTunes: Audio Subscribe in RSS: Audio Download directly:...

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Leonardo DiCaprio and Danny Boyle latest star and director rumored for Aaron Sorkin Steve Jobs movie

Leonardo DiCaprio and Danny Boyle latest star and director rumored for Aaron Sorkin Steve Jobs movie

With Christian Bale and David Fincher off the rumor mill for the Aaron Sorkin-penned Steve Jobs movie room has opened up for Leonardo DiCaprio and Danny Boyle. Sorkin and Fincher had previously worked together for Social Network and although there doesn't seem to be any Sorkin/Boyle connection,...
Understanding Apple: When reporting doesn't seem to lead to insight

Understanding Apple: When reporting doesn't seem to lead to insight

UPDATE: The quoted material is from an article in the New Yorker, not an excerpt of the forthcoming book, Haunted Empire: Apple after Steve Jobs. I've updated it to reflect that. I regret the error, apologize for it, and won't judge the book based on the contents of the article. I've often...
Old Steve Jobs email brainstorms logical next-steps for Apple TV including apps, 'magic wand' controller

Old Steve Jobs email brainstorms logical next-steps for Apple TV including apps, 'magic wand' controller

An email from Steve Jobs to the 2010 incarnation of the Apple 100 gathering — their annual, confidential strategy meeting — outlines pretty much what you'd expect to see as discussion points for a next-generation Apple TV. Apps are front and center, as is a version of the Safari web browser, and...
Christian Bale allegedly favored by David Fincher to play Steve Jobs in the Aaron Sorkin-penned biopic. And so...?

Christian Bale allegedly favored by David Fincher to play Steve Jobs in the Aaron Sorkin-penned biopic. And so...?

Christian Bale, the man who brought Batman to life for Christopher Nolan and Patrick Bateman for American Psycho is now rumored to be director David Fincher (Fight Club, The Social Network)'s top choice to play Steve Jobs in the Sony biopic being written by Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing, The Social...
Haunted Empire review: It's the book about Apple after Steve Jobs that's the real horror story

Haunted Empire review: It's the book about Apple after Steve Jobs that's the real horror story

There is a case to be made that Apple is doomed without Steve Jobs. Kane just fails to make it. Worse, she doesn't even try. Skip it. I was tempted to make that my entire review. But it would be a disservice to anyone considering buying Yukari Iwatani Kane's new book, Haunted Empire: Apple...
iMore show 391: Apple fanboys

iMore show 391: Apple fanboys

Jim Dalrymple from The Loop joins Rene and Peter to talk about Steve Jobs’ legacy, the SSL/TLS bug, the new Galaxy S5, iPhone 6, iWatch, and Apple TV expectations, and dumb media stories. Subscribe in iTunes: Audio Subscribe in RSS: Audio Download directly:...
Steve Jobs to get a US postage stamp in 2015

Steve Jobs to get a US postage stamp in 2015

The United States Postal Service has long issued commemorative stamps honoring events, things, and people that shaped the nation and world over the years, and next year the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs will be joining those ranks. According to a document obtained by The Washington Post, Steve...
The better Steve Jobs movie gets one script closer to being made!

The better Steve Jobs movie gets one script closer to being made!

Aaron Sorkin, award winning writer of The West Wing, The Social Network, A Few Good Men, The Newsroom and countless other acclaimed dramas has reportedly turned in his script for Sony's official adaption of Walter Issaacson's Steve Jobs biography. AJ Marechal writes for Variety: Variety has...
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Steve Jobs wanted you to have a Sony VAIO running OS X

OS X has always been a Mac only product – despite the Hackintosh scene – but it now comes to light that at one point in its life that might have changed. With Sony the beneficiary. In a tale of VAIO, Golf and Steve Jobs, Apple's former CEO was apparently keen to expand OS X to Sony's laptop brand...
Apple engineer Greg Christie recounts the first iPhone development process

Apple engineer Greg Christie recounts the first iPhone development process

The history of the first iPhone is an interesting tale and no matter who tells it, it often involves some never before heard situations. This time around, it's one of the original iPhone engineers, Greg Christie who was made available to the WSJ ahead of the latest Apple vs. Samsung legal battle...

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iPhone Live 167: Steve Jobs resigns

Rene, Georgia, and Seth discuss Steve Jobs resigning as CEO of Apple, becoming Chairman of the Board, Tim Cook taking over as CEO, what it means for Apple and for end users, for partners and for competitors. This is iPhone Live!

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Commencements



Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs giving the commencement speech at Stanford in 2005, and new Apple CEO Tim Cook giving the commencement speech at Auburn in 2010.

[Stanford on YouTube, Auburn on YouTube, thanks Dave.]

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End of Act Two

In resigning as CEO of Apple today, Steve Jobs takes on the role as Chairman of the Board. In that regard, tomorrow will likely be no different than yesterday. Not for Apple, not for us. Except it will be totally different. We'll still be able to buy iPhones and iPads, we'll still get [iOS 5](http://www.imore.com/ios/] and iPhone 5 this October, we'll still be delighted, and things will still be magical. They just won't be the same. Steve Jobs has ended the greatest Second Act in the history of a technology company, arguably of any modern business.

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Steve Jobs resigns as CEO of Apple, becomes Chairman of the Board, Tim Cook becomes new CEO

Apple has just announced that Steve Jobs has resigned as CEO, and will now take over as Chairman of the Board. Tim Cook, formerly COO, will replace Jobs as CEO and also join the board as a director.

“Steve’s extraordinary vision and leadership saved Apple and guided it to its position as the world’s most innovative and valuable technology company,” said Art Levinson, Chairman of Genentech, on behalf of Apple's Board. “Steve has made countless contributions to Apple’s success, and he has attracted and inspired Apple’s immensely creative employees and world class executive team. In his new role as Chairman of the Board, Steve will continue to serve Apple with his unique insights, creativity and inspiration.”

“The Board has complete confidence that Tim is the right person to be our next CEO,” added Levinson. “Tim’s 13 years of service to Apple have been marked by outstanding performance, and he has demonstrated remarkable talent and sound judgment in everything he does.”

Steve Jobs' letter to the board, after the break.

[Apple PR, Apple PR]

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Steve Jobs biography moved up to Nov. 21, covers previewed

The first authorized Steve Jobs biography, Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson, has seen its release date move up from March 6, 2012 to November 21, 2011, and its covers shown off (above). In a private email to Fortune's Philip Elmer-Dewitt, Isaacson explained:

"The cover is the Albert Watson portrait taken for Fortune in 2009. The back is a Norman Seeff portrait of him in the lotus position holding the original Macintosh, which ran in Rolling Stone in January 1984. The title font is Helvetica. It will look as you see it, with no words on the back cover."

Isaacson further denied that the change in schedule had anything to do with Jobs' health, or anything other than the book being done, edited, and ready to go.

Book description after the break.

[Fortune]

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Steve Jobs: Apple’s board looking into possibilities for succession is "hogwash"

According to an article in The Wall Street Journal from the unusually accurate Kane, a few members of Apple’s board have discussed possibilities for Steve Jobs future replacement. The members are believed to have spoken with executive recruiters as well as at least one head of a high profile tech company. The source of the information is “people familiar with the matter”. The Wall Street Journal even managed to get an email from Steve Jobs in response to its questions.

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Steve Jobs biography renamed to... Steve Jobs

Looks like everyone came to their senses and realized iSteve: The Book of Jobs was good only for the comedy bits it would inspire on The Daily Show, and so it's been changed to the far more dignified Steve Jobs.

The old one, iSteve: The Book of Jobs, was chosen by Simon & Schuster's publicity department. The author, Walter Isaacson, was never quite sure about it. His wife and daughter, however, were. They thought it was too cutesy. And now Isaacson has persuaded his publisher to go with something simpler and more elegant:

Steve Jobs By Walter Isaacson.

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Steve Jobs biography airs tonight on CNBC: Titans

CNBC: Titans will be airing an unauthorized biography of "The undisputed king of Silicon Valley for the better part of three decades," Steve Jobs, tonight at 9PM PT/1AM ET.

We don't expect much if any new information, at least nothing that is not readily available via the internet, but a look back at life of the genius who brought us the Mac, iPhone, iPad, and iPod is sure not to disappoint.

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WWDC 2011 Apple Keynote covered in 120 seconds [video]

If you missed out on all or just part of the Apple news this week and really don’t have the time to watch the full length Apple 2011 keynote, good news. You can now watch a condensed video that lasts just 120 seconds. That’s just two minutes of your time to catch up on all the news.

If you watch this two minute video and decide to take the time to watch the full version you can find all the details on how to do that here. Of course, once you have watched any of these videos, you will still have many questions about iOS 5 and we have all the details you will need right here!

[YouTube]

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Apple wants to build a new campus in Cupertino, Steve Jobs presents the 'Mother Ship' to the City Council [video]

Straight after WWDC, Steve Jobs is the centre of attention again; this time presenting a plan for a new Apple campus to Cupertino City Council. Apple has outgrown its current campus at One Infinite Loop and proposes to build a new futuristic looking building on land it bought recently from Hewlett Packard.

The plans shown off at the meeting make the proposed campus look like a space ship that has just landed. The idea behind the design is quite phenomenal. During the presentation Steve Jobs outlined the plans and told the City Council that the building would house over 12,000 employees, have a huge underground car park, increase the trees in the area by 60% and generate its own electricity; only using the grid as a backup.

“There is not a straight piece of glass in this building, it’s all curved. We used our experience making retail buildings all over the world now, and we know how to make the biggest pieces of glass in the world for architectural use. And, we want to make the glass specifically for this building here. We can make it curve all the way around the building… It’s pretty cool.”

Apple is planning on starting the project in 2012 with completion scheduled for 2015. Take a look at the video after the break. It is over twenty minutes long and includes a question and answer session at the end. It is well worth watching! Let us know what you think when you have picked your jaw up from the floor!

[Cupertino City Council via 9to5 Mac]

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WWDC 2011 Edition - From the Forums

If you are looking to kill a little time waiting for Steve to take the stage for his WWDC keynote why not to spend some of that time in our forums speculating with other forum members? In order to create a new thread of your own or reply to any of the existing threads, you must be a registered member. Becoming a member is easy and free so if you haven’t already, head on over and register now!

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Steve Jobs talks about remote computing at WWDC 1997 [Blast from the past]

Almost 15 years ago, in a rare WWDC 1997 Q&A session, Steve Jobs talks about thin clients, the dangers of being too proprietary, not dating Larry Ellison, if Apple could ever compete with Microsoft and Intel, and having his home directory everywhere.

I have computers at Apple, at Pixar, at NeXT and at home. I walk over to any of them and log in as myself. It goes over the network, finds my home directory on the server and I’ve got my stuff, where ever I am. And none of that is on a local disc. The server…is my local disc.”

Video after the break. Interesting in light of what we might see on Monday, no?

[The Tech Bench via 52Tiger]

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Friday Fun: The unofficial One more thing (WWDC 2011 Song)

The phrase “One more thing” is such a well known term delivered at the end of Apple keynotes by CEO Steve Jobs. It’s usually just before announcing an amazing new product right at the very end. In honor of this, Cory Smith of Cardinal Media Technologies has put together a rap song entitled......One more thing (WWDC 2011 Song). Some of the lyrics are below:-

Phil Schiller told us we wouldn’t want to miss this would have been gold if there’d been more specifics so I look to Gruber discern his predictions to see if the rumors will turn into fiction damn this consumer addiction to all these gadgets and the magic within them all the designs by Jonny Ive so I guess I better check who’s blogging live can’t wait to download the developer preview

You can listen to the full song right after the break. It’s good fun and all adds nicely to the build up to WWDC 2011.

[Smixx via Cult of Mac]

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Steve Jobs to present WWDC 2011 keynote to announce iCloud streaming and iOS 5

Apple has just confirmed that CEO Steve Jobs and a team of Apple executives will present its Word Wide Developers Conference (WWDC 2011) keynote on June 6 at 10am PDT, and both iOS 5 and iCloud are on the agenda.

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Steve Jobs to Keynote WWDC 2011... or not? [updated]

According to GigaOm, Apple has confirmed Steve Jobs will be giving the Keynote presentation at WWDC 2011, despite being on limited duty during his third medical leave. For the last 3 years, Apple has introduced new iPhone hardware (from the iPhone 3G to last year's iPhone 4 at WWDC, however, unofficial word is that there'll be no new iPhone until the fall this year. Since, also unlike previous years, there was no iOS preview event this spring, an iOS 5 announcement and probable beta release will likely be our high point. (There will no doubt also be Mac OS X Lion news as well.)

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Fortune goes Inside Apple

Fortune's Adam Lashinsky goes Inside Apple to detail how the world's most secretive and successful computer consumer electronics company is run, from Steve Jobs... down to the janitor. And it's a doozy of an article. Over the course of some 22 pages, we learn:

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Steve Jobs and Phil Schiller on why it took 10 months to launch the white iPhone 4

While speaking to Mobilizer about location data, Apple CEO Steve Jobs and SVP of Marketing, Phil Schiller, explained the 10 month delay in launching the white iPhone 4.

“It was challenging. It’s not as simple as making something white. There’s a lot more that goes into both the material science of it–how it holds up over time…but also in how it all works with the sensors.”

"We thought we were there a year ago, or less than that, when we launched the iPhone 4, and we weren’t."

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Steve Jobs comments on location data

Following up on Apple's location data Q&A, posted earlier today, Mobilizer spoke with CEO Steve Jobs and other members of the executive team.

“We haven’t been tracking anyone,” Jobs said in a telephone interview with Mobilized on Wednesday. “The files they found on these phones, as we explained, it turned out were basically files we have built through anonymous, crowdsourced information that we collect from the tens of millions of iPhones out there.”

As to why Apple seems to get singled out in media and investigations, Jobs said he'll be looking to see coverage of their competitors.

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Steve Jobs cast in carbonite, an iPhone case for Star Wars and Apple fans

If you are a huge Steve Jobs fan and also can’t get enough of the Star Wars film franchise, then your dreams may have just come true. Society 6 has just released a rather unique iPhone case that has Steve Jobs cast in a carbonite case.

The case is meant to resemble Han Solo being frozen and imprisoned in carbonite by Darth Vader, in the film “The Empire Strikes Back”, this time however, it is Steve Jobs instead of Han.

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Steve Jobs replies to email regarding location tracking, Apple now facing legal action

One of MacRumors readers has supposedly managed to get an email response from Apple CEO, Steve Jobs regarding the recent location tracking controversy

The question:

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