Welcome to the future, the one past Dr Frink's vision for computers so large and so expensive that only the five richest kings of Europe would own them. This is a misquote, in so many words, of Thomas John Watson, Sr., president of IBM from 1914 until 1956, a period of some earth-shattering growth. Of course Watson, in his infinite wisdom as the world's greatest salesman, could never have predicted an environment such as the one we live in today where Post-PC doesn't mean that the stationary computer is gone, it means that the PC plays an inalienable role in a much bigger scheme of form factors, interfaces, and ways of connecting these devices via digital means.
Color goes more than skin deep, at least for the iPhone. Apple has explained some of the challenges that caused delay after delay for the device. Apple had announced plans to make the iPhone 4 in both black and white, and in fact had the white phone on hand at the product announcement, but found the white color a challenge. The color effected the internal components, as well as needing more protection from the sun. The company has said that the modifications they made for the white device will benefit them with the iPad as well.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs may be taking a leave of absence right now, but it seems he's still checking his email. Asked by a MacRumors reader about the ongoing furore over iPhone tracking, which reports suggested this morning was occurring even when location services are shut off, Jobs reportedly denied any such tracking and said "the info circulating around is false."
It appears that Apple's sales call has shown the company to - surprise - be growing wildly, while the numbers on iPad sales specifically seem to be ever so slightly slipping. The sales call included the computer giant's fiscal 2011 quarter ending on March 26th, 2011. During this quarter they've posted record second quarter revenue of $24.67 billion as well as record second quarter net profit of $5.00 billion, this translating to $6.40 per diluted share. Stock prices at the moment I publish this post:
Behold, the day has come when the great one, mister Steve Jobs himself, will be releasing an official biography of his whole entire life. This book will be called "iSteve: The Book of Jobs," and will be blasting out on shelves (we're assuming it'll be printed on paper too,) inside 2012. Between that and Photoshop integration famous art software into the iPad, I think we're pretty much set for news today. Oh you'd like a whole lot more? Well let's take a look then - perhaps there's more deeper in the bag.
Steve Jobs has green-lighted an official biography of his life, the first such work about the Apple CEO. Expected to be published by Simon & Schuster in early 2012, "iSteve: The Book of Jobs" by Walter Isaacson has apparently been a work-in-progress since 2009 and will feature content culled from interviews with Jobs himself, his family, and people at Apple and at its competitors.
There's been a report from Korean site ETNews that the release date for the iPhone 5, a product that's not been announced in any manner, mind you, will be released at WWDC on June 5th, 2011. The key word they have in this original article is 확인된, aka "confirmed." They've noted that "industry officials" have spoken with them and that they've told them that CEO Steve Jobs will be there to release the flagship phone.
If you are concerned with radiation levels coming from your cell phone, you can measure it if you have a BlackBerry or an Android phone, but not (officially) with your iPhone. Israeli developer Tawkon has been repeatedly rejected by the Apple App Store, and now has been personally refused by Steve Jobs in a two-word email: "No Interest". So now, Tawkon has posted instructions online through Cydia and on its website to download the app.
The iPod Classic is a favorite for those who have a large music library and need to take it with them. An avid iPod Classic fan e-mailed Apple's CEO Steve Jobs a while back concerned that the company was planning to kill off the device since there were a lack of updates. Jobs replied back to the email via his iPhone stating, “We have no plans to.” According to MacRumors, the email appeared legitimate and was revealed today.
Back before Google owned almost everything on the internet, in 2000, they were building the base of their Mountain View operation. Their venture capitalist backers decided that they needed "adult supervision". John Doerr came in and arranged a number of meetings for Google's co-founders Larry Page and Serge Brin. The goal? Google's new CEO. The pair met with Intel's Andry Grove, Amazon's Jeff Bezos, and others. Page and Brin turned all of these guys down. Why? Because they had one person they wanted to lead their new company, Steve Jobs.
With the Apple iPad 2 event being the rage today, I couldn't ignore the news that Twitter temporarily suspended the fake but popular Steve Jobs account yesterday. @ceoSteveJobs has over 460,000 followers and has been openly impersonating the CEO, posting humorous Apple-related tweets for quite some time now. It is unclear why the action was taken, but as of this morning the account has been reinstated.