What you need to know
- New emails from the Epic Games vs Apple trial have revealed internal discussions over Facebook's demands for its iPad app in 2011.
- It includes one note from Steve Jobs in which he referred to the social media company as 'Fecebook'.
- Facebook wanted several features including apps within its own app.
New court documents in the Epic Games vs Apple trial have uncovered internal Apple discussions about Facebook and its iPad app from 2011, including one in which the late company founder referred to the social media giant as 'Fecebook'.
Emails from Scott Forstall, head of software at Apple, relayed Mark Zuckerberg's unhappiness that Facebook would not be able to include embedded apps on Facebook for iPad, with Forstall and Zuck bandying around a few compromises, including one which would let user posts in the news feed related to apps. The report continues:
A and E are pretty close on the keyboard, but given the context, it seems fairly apparent Steve Jobs may have meant exactly what he said.
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I'm sure that was an unfortunate autocorrect. We've all seen them on our Apple devices. ;)
I'm sure he did mean that. It wasn't a typo.
I'm not sure if you mean that with irony, or if you are implying what I think to be the most probable. Steve Jobs made his confidential e-mails deliberately unsearchable. I would immediately search his e-mails for "Fecebook". :)
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