Apple is planning an easy-to-use, advanced television, according to comments made by the late Apple founder Steve Jobs to his biographer. “I’d like to create an integrated television set that is completely easy to use. It would be seamlessly synced with all of your devices and with iCloud,” Jobs reportedly told the biographer, Walter Isaacson. “It will have the simplest user interface you could imagine. I finally cracked it.” The comments, made to author Walter Isaacson prior to Jobs’ death, are included in the authorized biography, Steve Jobs, which will hit bookshelves and e-bookstores on Monday, October 24. The comments were reported by the Washington Post, which got an early copy of the book. An Apple television has been a persistent Silicon Valley rumor for years. Jobs himself referred to the company’s current television product, a set-top box called Apple TV, as a “hobby.” However, VentureBeat reported earlier this year that … [Read more...] about Steve Jobs claimed he had “cracked” the code for an integrated Apple TV
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"About a year ago I was diagnosed with cancer," Jobs told the Stanford graduates. "I had a scan at 7:30 in the morning, and it clearly showed a tumor on my pancreas. I didn't even know what a pancreas was. The doctors told me this was almost certainly a type of cancer that is incurable, and that I should expect to live no longer than three to six months." "My doctor advised me to go home and get my affairs in order, which is doctor's code for prepare to die," added Jobs. "It means to try to tell your kids everything you thought you'd have the next 10 years to tell them in just a few months. It means to make sure everything is buttoned up so that it will be as easy as possible for your family. It means to say your goodbyes." In an example, perhaps, of his famed "reality distortion field," Jobs' speech wasn't exactly an accurate depiction of the timeline, front-dating his diagnosis and leaving out the period of several months in which he used alternative treatments. For a period of … [Read more...] about The road to Steve Jobs’ resignation, and the rise of Tim Cook as his successor
Sections Skip to content Skip to site index Profile Lisa Brennan-Jobs has written a memoir about her famous father. The details are damning, but she doesn’t want them to be. What Lisa Brennan-Jobs wants readers to know is this: Steve Jobs rejected his daughter for years, but that daughter has absolved him. Credit Frances F. Denny for The New York Times Supported by ByNellie Bowles Aug. 23, 2018 When Steve Jobs told his daughter Lisa Brennan-Jobs that the Apple Lisa computer was not named after her, it was not a cruel lie to a little girl, she insists — he was teaching her “not to ride on his coattails.” When Mr. Jobs refused to install heat in her bedroom, he was not being callous, she says — he was instilling in her a “value system.” When a dying Mr. Jobs told Ms. Brennan-Jobs that she smelled “like a toilet,” it was not a hateful snipe, she maintains — he was merely showing her … [Read more...] about In ‘Small Fry,’ Steve Jobs Comes Across as a Jerk. His Daughter Forgives Him. Should We?
One of Steve Jobs’ greatest talents was his ability to influence behavior and persuade people to buy into his own version of reality, an ability famously referred to as the reality distortion field. Even high-powered CEOs were sometimes rendered powerless when presented with a high-octane sales pitch from the charismatic Apple co-founder. One prime example which highlights Jobs’ power of persuasion involves the build-up to the original iPhone release. Famously, Gorilla Glass as a consumer-facing product came to be as a result of Jobs convincing Corning CEO Wendell Weeks that his company could, in fact, mass produce the protective glass within a six-month time frame. As recounted by Walter Isaacson — who penned Jobs’ biography — Weeks initially told Jobs that mass production on the scale Apple wanted simply couldn’t be done. Jobs thought otherwise and, as the story goes, emphatically told Weeks: “Don’t be afraid. You can do this.” … [Read more...] about Former Apple employee recounts the downside to Steve Jobs’ famed ‘reality distortion field’
By Stephen Silver Friday, July 06, 2018, 07:10 am PT (10:10 am ET) The disgraced Theranos founder modeled herself after Steve Jobs, in everything from speaking style to wardrobe. But, as an acclaimed new book about the debacle shows, Jobs-like vision couldn't mask a product that didn't work. Throughout the very public rise and fall of the blood testing startup Theranos, the company's young founder, Elizabeth Holmes, was never shy about declaring Steve Jobs her role model. Like Jobs, Holmes dropped out of college and set off for Silicon Valley with dreams of making products that changed the world. Like Jobs, Holmes founded a tech company at an uncommonly young age. Like Jobs, Holmes spoke with a deep voice and favored black turtlenecks. In 2015, Holmes appeared on the cover of the business magazine Inc., next to the words "The Next Steve Jobs." Unlike Jobs, however, Holmes wasn't able to actually create a product that could change the world. Or even one that worked at all. Not long … [Read more...] about Steve Jobs, Theranos’ Elizabeth Holmes, and when the ‘reality distortion field’ fails