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Was Steve Jobs against Tim Cook’s iPad mini?

Was Steve Jobs against Tim Cook’s iPad mini?

The iPad mini may be one of Apple's hit products, but controversy over whether a smaller version of the tablet was right for the range has reignited after one board member described it as a case of Tim Cook's vision of Apple versus that of Steve Jobs. The former chief executive was notoriously contemptuous of smaller tablets, with Apple board member Robert A. Iger crediting Cook with the vision to push the iPad mini.

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Tim Cook hands-off with Apple iWatch say insiders

Tim Cook hands-off with Apple iWatch say insiders

Apple CEO Tim Cook may be building a smartwatch but he's taken a hands-off approach to the rumored wrist-worn wearable, it's suggested, at odds to the notoriously micro-managing Steve Jobs. Development of the so-called "iWatch" has seen Cook delegate the details of its creation to his executive team, according to new leaks, including design chief Jony Ive, while the CEO takes a more over-arching view of Apple's wearables strategy.

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Jonathan Ive gives a glimpse into the mind of a maker

Jonathan Ive gives a glimpse into the mind of a maker

Apple, at least under Jobs' regime, almost never or only so rarely grants interviews, so when it gave Sunday Times the probably once in a lifetime chance to talk to Jonathan Ive, not even the sudden and almost inexplicable downpour in California will stop it. Thanks to that, we are able to get some insight into the thoughts of the man who designed some of the world's most iconic products.

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Steve Jobs postage stamp due 2015

Steve Jobs postage stamp due 2015

Steve Jobs will be featured on a 2015 collectable postage stamp, a new leak suggests, with the former Apple CEO one of a number of cultural figures selected by the US Postal Service. The leaked list - which also includes Peanuts, John Lennon of the Beatles, and Harvey Milk - also confirms some of the reissued stamps, such as Elvis Presley, which was the top-selling stamp the Postal Service saw.

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Steve Jobs original 1984 Mac demo footage unearthed & restored

Steve Jobs original 1984 Mac demo footage unearthed & restored

It's thirty years since the birth of Apple's Mac, and new footage showing Steve Jobs' second, longer demonstration of the new computer has emerged to commemorate the anniversary. Coming only days after Apple co-founder Jobs revealed the Macintosh at the company's shareholder meeting on January 24th, the second appearance was a ninety minute demo at the Boston Computer Society, which has unearthed the full footage that you can watch after the cut.

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Steve Jobs’ Los Altos home designated historic resource

Steve Jobs’ Los Altos home designated historic resource

The home of the late and great Steve Jobs has received a designation of honor, being added to the list of Los Altos historic properties. The label was applied last night following a unanimous vote by the Los Altos Historical Commission, which has officially dubbed the home a historic resource. For those unaware, this is the home where Jobs co-founded Apple and constructed some of his first computer systems.

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iPhone smoke & mirrors as Apple engineer dishes on Steve Jobs’ big reveal

iPhone smoke & mirrors as Apple engineer dishes on Steve Jobs’ big reveal

A signal gage permanently showing five bars to hide radio crashes, a "golden path" for demos that was the only way to avoid crashes, and Steve Jobs accusing "you are [expletive] up my company": the launch of the original iPhone wasn't straightforward. In a lengthy retrospective about Apple senior engineer and iPhone radio manager Andy Grignon, the NYTimes pieces together the back-story on the game-changing iOS smartphone, and just how close to falling apart on-stage - and behind the scenes - the project was.

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