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Obama knew iPhone would be a hit from day one

Obama knew iPhone would be a hit from day one

President Obama gets a lot right. He gets a lot wrong, too. One thing he absolutely nailed dead-on was the success Apple’s iPhone would have. In an upcoming book named Believer: My Forty Years in Politics penned by President Obama’s political strategist, David Axelrod, The president had glowing things to say after a private meeting with Steve Jobs, who showed him the first iPhone well ahead of its launch. A noted BlackBerry fan, Barry seemed to understand the iPhone was going to be a huge deal form the jump.

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Steve Jobs biopic begins filming in his childhood garage

Steve Jobs biopic begins filming in his childhood garage

Earlier this week saw film crews setting up at the childhood home of Steve Jobs in Los Altos, California to begin shooting the new biographic movie based on the Apple co-founder. With filming scheduled to take place in the house's garage on Friday and Saturday, crew members could be seen redecorating to make it appear as it did almost 40 years ago when Jobs and Steve Wozniak worked inside building the first Apple computers, with old Bob Dylan posters prominently hanging from the walls.

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Kate Winslet, Michael Stuhlbarg tipped to join Steve Jobs movie

Kate Winslet, Michael Stuhlbarg tipped to join Steve Jobs movie

As work on the Aaron Sorkin-penned biography movie of Steve Jobs continues to move forward, the full line-up of actors continues to shift. With Michael Fassbender only recently confirmed to be starring as Jobs, and Seth Rogen to portray Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, there are still a number of important and supporting roles that are unaccounted for. After recent negotiations, the latest Hollywood buzz is that actress Kate Winslet may be joining the cast, along with actor Michael Stuhlbarg up for considerations.

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Woz: Garage was a myth, Jobs wasn’t an early computer believer

Woz: Garage was a myth, Jobs wasn’t an early computer believer

It's been three years since Steve Jobs passed away, but his legacy continues, and so does his origin story. Celebrating the legacy of Apple, and particularly the Apple I and II, Jobs' first partner in crime, Steve Wozniak, gives a bit of insight into the young Steve Jobs back in the 1970's, showing how human the man in the turtleneck was. And apparently, he wasn't as enthusiastic about computers back then before he made a quick U-turn to become the passionate Jobs we all know.

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Universal Pictures nabs Steve Jobs movie

Universal Pictures nabs Steve Jobs movie

Last week, Sony put its anticipated Steve Jobs movie in turnaround, and rumor had it Universal Pictures would be stepping up to take over. Nary a week later, that move has been confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter by a Universal spokesperson. Few other official details are available at this time, but sources say the movie was shopped around for over $30 million. This follows about two years of development Sony has shoveled into the movie, something that faltered after Christian Bale backed out.

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Steve Jobs pic ditched by Sony, rumored for Universal Pictures pickup

Steve Jobs pic ditched by Sony, rumored for Universal Pictures pickup

We've been hearing about the Steve Jobs biopic that Sony is working on for a long time now. The movie has a script written by Aaron Sorkin and had Christian Bale in talks to play Jobs. However, Bale recently backed out of the film leaving things in limbo. After Bale backed away from the film, things turned sour for Sony and the film has been put into turnaround by Sony Pictures.

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Fassbender rumored to take role as Steve Jobs

Fassbender rumored to take role as Steve Jobs

It seems like nobody wants to play Steve Jobs. The upcoming Aaron Sorkin-written biography of Jobs has had several big names attached to it, but the two most notable — Leonardo DiCaprio and Christian Bale — both backed out for their own reasons. Now, we’re hearing a new contender has emerged from the fog, and he might be the best we’ve heard of, Bale withstanding. Michael Fassbender, who has donned the Magneto crown in the X Men franchise reboot, is rumored to be up for the job of Jobs.

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Christian Bale as Steve Jobs? Not gonna happen

Christian Bale as Steve Jobs? Not gonna happen

If the upcoming Steve Jobs film based on Walter Isaacson’s biography of the Apple co-founder had you excited because of Christian Bale’s involvement, take a knee. It seems the actor has pulled out of the film, with The Hollywood Reporter noting he felt he “wasn’t right” to play Jobs. Though nobody was officially signed to play Jobs, writer Aaron Sorkin previously said it was a lock we’d see Batman as Steve Jobs, noting a meeting took place, but no audition was required.

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Apple 1, sold by Steve Jobs in 1976, to be auctioned

Apple 1, sold by Steve Jobs in 1976, to be auctioned

Originally selling for $600, an Apple-1 is set to go up for auction soon. The computer is believed to sell for roughly $500,000, a decent return on investment if it were stock in a company. Dubbed the Rickets Apple-1 Personal Computer (so named after its original owner Charles Rickets, an early adopter if we’ve ever heard of one), you can bid on it yourself in December. It’s the only Apple-1 computer in existence confirmed to be sold directly by Steve Jobs, too.

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