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.
Following Steve Jobs' resignation yesterday, new CEO Tim Cook has sent out a company-wide email this morning to reassure Apple employees that nothing will change. Cook expresses his optimism for Apple's bright future and his confidence that the "best years lie ahead."
Wednesday afternoon Apple's long-time CEO and founder Steve Jobs sent a letter out to the company's Board of Directors and the greater Apple Community announcing his resignation as CEO of Apple. His letter requests and the board has agreed that now former Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook would become the new Apple CEO while Jobs himself would become Chairman of the Board, director, and, as he put it, "Apple employee." As we find confidence in the fact that Jobs will continue to be a large member of the Apple family, we of course look to Tim Cook to fill the role that Jobs has defined for several decades. Is Tim Cook up to the task?
Shocking news has just hit the wires out of Cupertino, Apple's own CEO Steve Jobs has just officially announced in an open letter that he will resign as CEO. The time has come for him to step down and he has named Tim Cook as his replacement for CEO. This is shocking and sad news to say the least.
In my last column, I talked about some of the reasons good companies make bad products – and how sometimes, the products are fine, we’re just biased. Or that the product was made by engineers for engineers. Or that the CEO personally pushed for it and no one was willing to contradict him.
Sadly, there are several other reasons why good companies make bad products.