So the man that people are still calling "the new Steve Jobs" rather than his real name took the stage at one of the most heralded technology events tonight - heralded not because of the glitz and glamor and product announcements but because of the candor and insights you don't get anywhere else.
Speaking this week with Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg of All Things D at the D10 conference in his first-ever interview with the pair, Tim Cook was asked why Microsoft's approach with Windows 8 was wrong. Asked specifically by Mossberg why Microsoft's approach of putting a single operating system on tablets, PCs, and devices that are a hybrid of the two (touchscreen notebooks, for example) is the wrong way to go, Cook took the opportunity (again) to tear the two devices apart in Apple's eyes once more.
When Tim Cook talks sharing, he's not speaking about moving images from one phone to another, he means the opposite of greed, speaking this week at D10 on how Apple will expand its chairity work in the future. "To whom much is given, much is expected" noted Cook, expanding on an employee chairity donation matching program Apple has in place. Cook let it be known that by using a system such as this, Apple can do good without having to form lots of committees and commit undue time where it isn't needed. Cook spoke: "I think we can do even more so we are looking at some things - maybe that is a change."
This week at the All Things D conference Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke about his late friend, mentor, and co-worker Steve Jobs. The talk Cook had with Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg explored many things inside and outside of Apple, but perhaps most importantly he made sure the world knew that he was dedicated to a strong future. When asked how Apple is different with him as CEO, Cook began by saying "I learned a lot from Steve. It was absolutely one of the saddest days of my life when he passed away."
Sotheby's is getting ready to auction a Steve Jobs' memo on June 15 for as much as $15,000. The memo was written to Atari in 1974 when Jobs was 19 years old and employed by the company to work on game design. Jobs was reportedly forced to work at nights at Atari due to his clashes with colleagues.
It’s believed that Steve Jobs was widely involved with Apple product development that stretched years into the future, and a new report from Bloomberg seems to confirm that in part. The publication reports that Jobs was closely involved with the development of the next iPhone. Most notably, he was overseeing the redesign of the phone right up until his death late last year. The report also corroborates The Wall Street Journal and Reuters information that the next iPhone will have a larger screen.
Sony has officially signed on Academy Award-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin to pen the screenplay for the studio's Steve Jobs biopic, according to Variety. Since the Apple founder and former CEO passed away last October, there have been plenty of speculation as to whether or not Sorkin would take on the task of writing the tech visionary's life story for the big screen.
The Smithsonian Institution is getting an exhibit ready that will highlight some of the many patents and products that Steve Jobs is responsible for. The exhibition will be displayed on the National Mall in conjunction with the US Patent and Trademark Office. The exhibit is set to open on May 11 and is called “The Patents and Trademarks of Steve Jobs: Art and Technology that Changed the World."
This week the actor known as Josh Gad, aka the star of the hit Broadway play The Book of Mormon, has been tipped to be playing Steve Wozniak in the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic. Though we generally try to stick to the technical background behind a film when we cover such Hollywood news bits here on SlashGear, it's always fun to pop in a little actor action, especially when it has to do with casting a major role in our everyday consumer gadget environment. Now that we've got Ashton Kutcher playing Steve Jobs and the South Park creator's play star as Woz, who will they find to play Jonathan Ive?
I wager anybody who grew up in the 80s has watched the original Willy Wonka flick. It was vastly superior to the one with Johnny Depp. Apparently, the late Steve Jobs was a fan of Wonka and wanted to hold on Wonka-esq celebration for the one-millionth iMac sold. The tip comes from the official biography of Jobs.