Steve Jobs passed away just a day after the iPhone 4S launch and reports now reveal that Apple execs may have known about Jobs' condition during the event but had put on brave faces to carry on the show. According to Palo Alto police department spokeswoman Sandra Brown, Apple had informed police that Jobs was close to passing just days before Apple's official statement.
It's been undeniably heartwarming to see the outpouring of love and remembrance for Steve Jobs who passed early this week, and today (or last night, rather), one of his biggest fans and greatest allies added to that pile of appreciation with a short segment. In this segment you'll see Colbert show the excellent experience he had with Apple and their intelligent offering of free product to him over the years as well as a personal email Jobs sent to him the night after he showed off his iPad 2, the first iPad 2 owned by a non-Apple-employee, mind you, at the Grammys.
The technology world, and certainly the gadget news world, stood still this week as news spread instantly across the web that Steve Jobs had passed away - and today we learn that his legacy will live on - through education. And not just through the products he literally helped invent, ranging from the personal computer to the iPhone, through a school that'll include a training program where company executives present and future will learn how to think and act like their former leader. In "a forum to impart that DNA to future generations", a project will ensure the future of Apple, this effort reportedly lead by former dean of Yale's Business School, Joel Podolny.
A visionary, a great entrepreneur and the "leading light" of the digital age: some of the most prominent names in the tech industry and beyond have joined in praised Apple's Steve Jobs, who passed away yesterday at the age of 56. Uncompromising and focused, Jobs was responsible in no small part for a ground shift in computing, and his death has prompted an outpouring of tributes in the hours since the announcement. We've gathered together some of the comments that have particularly caught our attention, as we think on what Jobs achieved in his time with us.
Today we've learned a sad fact, as reported by Apple themselves, that Steve Jobs has passed away. In a statement published by Apple's Board of Directors it was announced that Jobs passing has of course brought sadness as well as reverence to the hearts of all that knew him. The world has lost a great mind and a great man, and we all mourn his passing with the utmost respect and honor.
Apple ex-CEO Steve Jobs personally contacted Samsung management in 2010, in an attempt to hash out the ongoing patent concerns and give the Korean company "a chance to do the right thing" it has been revealed. The exec outreach news was shared as part of Apple's legal presentation in Austalian courts yesterday, the WSJ reports, though Jobs' involvement was apparently limited to just the initial olive-branch. "The discussions started with contact from [Jobs], and then he wasn't involved in meetings beyond that" senior Apple exec Richard Lutton confirmed during cross-examination.
A rarely seen (not for long) interview with Steve Jobs just a few months before his return after a 10-year absence has surfaced, in it the man speaking on how Apple will prosper in the future. What you're about to see is a few simple points that Jobs makes in regards to what he sees as the then-failing company's possibilities, including what's obvious to us all now: innovation and brand loyalty. Have a look below and see what Jobs, then titled only as the Chairman and CEO of Pixar, knew before the whole rest of the world came to the same realization.
It doesn't matter if you like Apple computers or not, there is no denying that Steve Jobs is one of the best corporate leaders in history. Jobs resigned not long ago from his post as CEO of Apple due to health reasons. Jobs is still part of Apple and is acting as the Chairman for the company. While Jobs was at the wheel at Apple, he masterminded some of the most iconic and profitable products in the tech world.
Apple has moved to lock new CEO Tim Cook in service until mid-2021, it's been revealed, with a huge stock payout worth more than $383m at today's prices if the exec sticks around for a decade. Cook will receive 1,000,000 restricted stock units as part of his promotion, an SEC filing confirms, half of which will vest on August 24 2016, and the remainder five years later, just as long as he remains continuously employed by Apple.
All the way over in Hamburg, Germany, there's a design exhibit being shown in their Museum of Arts and Crafts called "Stylectrical: On Electro-Design That Makes History" featuring 300 exhibits, over half of which are Apple products. Long time employee Jonathan Ive, currently Apple's Chief Designer, is the most prominently featured designer in this collection, right alongside former Braun designer lead Dieter Rams, an influence of design theories of both Ive and Steve Jobs. This Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe exhibit will examine "the complex development processes of industrial electrical design in a cultural studies context", and isn't the first time Apple products have been featured in a museum, though it is the first time that all of the projects worked on and/or supervised by Ive have been showcased under one roof.