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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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Steve Jobs biopic signs Christian Bale: “he’s gonna crush it”

Steve Jobs biopic signs Christian Bale: “he’s gonna crush it”

This morning it's been confirmed that the most "official" of the "official biopic" collection of Steve Jobs films to come out after his untimely passing has signed on actor Christian Bale. Master actor Bale will play Jobs himself, and according to screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, "there isn't a scene or a frame that he's not in." Sorkin also make clear that "he didn't have to audition," but that "there was a meeting," but that's about it. This film will be based on Walter Isaacson's 2011 biography “Steve Jobs” for Sony Corp.

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Steve Jobs commemorations begin with Tim Cook letter to Apple

Steve Jobs commemorations begin with Tim Cook letter to Apple

On Sunday, the 5th of October, 2014, it’ll have been three years since Apple cofounder Steve Jobs passed away. Today a letter was sent to Apple employees - and subsequently the whole world - by current Apple CEO Tim Cook. That letter is reproduced here.

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Steve Jobs movie: Dicaprio out, Bale back in the picture

Steve Jobs movie: Dicaprio out, Bale back in the picture

The first Steve Jobs movie was pretty terrible. Shortly after his death, two movies were said to be in the works. The first, rushed and ham-handed, only set the stage for the second, a big-budget hollywood affair. It seems as though on big star, Leonardo DiCaprio, is no longer interested in playing Steve Jobs.

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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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Sony Steve Jobs movie may land Danny Boyle to direct and DiCaprio to star

Sony Steve Jobs movie may land Danny Boyle to direct and DiCaprio to star

Sony Pictures has been working for a while to get a movie based on the life of Apple's late CEO Steve Jobs into production. Originally, the film had David Fincher tapped as director, but he stepped away from the project after a fight over a $10 million fee for the film. Sony Pictures is now eyeing a new director for the project.

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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 didn’t want Apple to make TVs

Steve Jobs didn’t want Apple to make TVs

A year before he died, Steve Jobs let it be known to Apple's top 100 employees that the company should not release a TV as its next product. This revelation came from Yukari Iwatani Kane, Wall Street Journal's former Apple beat reporter and author of a new book about Apple's post-Jobs days.

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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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