Official Steve Jobs biography coming in 2012!

Could Steve Jobs have agreed to an official autobiography? According to Simon & Schuster, he has indeed with the book arriving in early 2012.

Walter Isaacson's "iSteve: The Book of Jobs" will be published in early 2012. Isaacson has been working on the long-rumored biography since 2009 and has interviewed Jobs, members of his family, colleagues at Apple and competitors.

Having read several of the un-authorized biographies and having listened to Jobs Stanford commencement speech, I'm very much looking forward to this. The story of the man who helped mainstream the CLI (Apple II), GUI (Mac), Multitouch (iPhone and iPad), digital music (iTunes), 3D animation (Pixar), Apple Retail, and more, with his support and input? Yes please.

Only question is iBooks or iTunes audio book?


Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.

  • Woohoo! We can read all about Glorious Leader!
  • nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah Batman! I mean...Leader!
  • Leader?? Faschist maybe. He's a nazi actually
  • Spastic
  • A Google Books exclusive?
  • This will make great reading on my iPad 2. :)
  • Wonder if Apple will make it free to all iBook users? :)
  • I just want an iPhone 5
  • Call me dumb here but how would one AGREE to an autobiography without being schizophrenic?
  • I believe it's a biography, not an autobiography.
  • I'm actually interested in reading this as the life of Jobs is quite interesting to me. It'd be cool to get it on iBooks and read it on my iPhone.
    Still kind of surprised though that Jobs would actually ok this. He never likes people knowing about his life....
  • Sign me up.
  • .........and we have reports of people who claim to be apple haters burning steve jobs's new biography in masses while chanting anti-apple slogens.
    (but i want to buy and tresure it forever)
  • I'd buy it. Physical copy. (I'm just that type of person.)
  • Kindle
  • while i'm excited that it's happening, i'm also sad that he's getting it written so early. :(
  • RR all jobs did for pixer was to give them breathing room (by investing financially in the studio)'s John Lasater who began to mainstream the production of digital animation itself (and that is still a process that is refined with every film)
    As an "editor" please use words carefully
  • IPad 3
  • Sounds like someone won't be around much longer. Then again, a person who had pancreatic cancer, then surgery, then a liver transplant wasn't going to live for another 20 years anyways....
  • Ah, there's nothing like the seething mass of commenters. Craziness. (Hasn't changed much since the start of Internet.)
  • "iSteve: The Book of Jobs" by Walter iSaacson.
  • I don't know why my previous comments were deleted, probably because it is a FACT that OPRAH and BILL GATES are more influential and hold more power than Steve Jobs, but anyway in the eyes of these apple fanatics, Apple can do no wrong (but look no further, iTunes is a mess on the PC, it is all blocky and ugly now since 10.0).