jOBS, the Steve Jobs biopic starring Ashton Kutcher, will be released just a few days after Apple celebrates its 37th anniversary on April 19. Directed by Joshua Michael Stern and written by Matthew Whitely, the movie will chronicle Jobs' life and career from 1971 through 2001. The film is set to make its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, on January 25.
jOBS is from Open Road Films and Mark Hulme's Five Star Feature Films. It's not the Aaron Sorkin film based on Walter Isaacson’s bestselling biography being produce for Sony Pictures.
The next generation iPhone 5/6 has now been confirmed by three different major media sources to be designed with a larger 4-inch screen. Apple fans know that Steve Jobs was deeply involved in almost all of the company's major products, and according to a report in Bloomberg the upcoming iPhone was no different.
Once source told Bloomberg that Jobs "worked closely on the redesigned phone before his death in October." Apple was working on sixth-generation iPhone designs well before the launch of the iPhone 4S last fall.
The Steve Jobs biography written by Walter Isaacson is officially available for download from Amazon's Kindle store starting today. If you prefer to do your reading on paper, the 656-page book is also available in hardcover.
The authorized biography of Steve Jobs is based on hundreds of interviews conducted with family, friends, colleagues, adversaries and the Apple CEO himself. Although Jobs cooperated with Isaacson on the book, he did not exert any control over its direction, and did not request to read it before publication.
Steve Jobs, who co-founded Apple Computer in 1976, died one day after Apple announced its new iPhone. He was 56 years old.
The Apple home page replaced its image of the newly announced iPhone 4S with a picture of Jobs and this message:
"Steve Jobs 1955-2011. Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple."
Apple's board of directors also released a statement:
"We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today. Steve's brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve. His greatest love was for his wife, Laurene, and his family. Our hearts go out to them and to all who were touched by his extraordinary gifts."
Tim Cook is ready to host Apple's big iPhone event tomorrow at 10am PT, 1pm ET, but will the redesigned iPhone 5 and Steve Jobs be making an appearance? Word is Jobs is too sick to attend, and recent evidence points to the iPhone 4S being Apple's next device, not the rumored iPhone 5 with "teardrop" design.
Both the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 have been popping up in random carrier and store inventories. A 16GB Sprint Apple iPhone showed up in a questionable Radio Shack leak, and the German carrier Vodafone added an 8GB iPhone 4 and three iPhone 4S models (16GB / 32GB / 64GB) to their website.
Those unnamed "sources close to the situation" are at it once again, this time telling John Paczkowski of All Things Digital that new Apple CEO Tim Cook, will be announcing the iPhone 5 on October 4th.
Actually... They told him Apple will be holding a big media event on October 4th, we all just assume it will be to unveil the iPhone 5.
Sorry if I can't get excited about an unconfirmed report about the iPhone 5 possibly being announced, but after so many months of misleading rumors, and such a long wait, I rather skip the press conference and just know an actual release date. Apple fans are hoping that the lag time between the big event and the iPhone 5 launch will be short, but I'm not getting my hopes up just in case. However, it would be kind of crappy on Apple's part to throw Cook to the wolves by forcing him to announce the iPhone 5 won't be ready until 2012. I'm guessing if Apple plans to hold a spectacle for their next generation device, they also plan to release it soon.
Steve Jobs has stepped down as Apple CEO and Tim Cook was named as his replacement. His abrupt resignation shocked Apple fans, but there is no reason to start digging Apple's grave yet. Cook has been handling day-to-day operations at Apple since Jobs took medical leave in January, and Jobs will remain with the company as Chairman of the Board and an "employee."
Jobs hasn't retired or dropped dead, and your iPhone or iPad isn't going to self-destruct. I'm not sure what the future has in store for Apple, but as long as Jobs has breath in his lungs, he's not going to allow it to derail. Jobs wrote in his resignation letter, "I look forward to watching and contributing to [Apple's] success in a new role." So don't start writing his obituary yet!
Below is the official press release/announcement, Job's resignation letter and new CEO Tim Cook's letter to Apple employees.
We're in a global economic recession, right? You wouldn't know it from looking at the latest iPhone sales statistics. Apple's stock jumped six dollars to $158 per share after the company announced its revenues for the third quarter.
Total revenue was $8.3 billion, leaving Apple with a net quarterly profit of $1.2 billion. According to Tim Cook, the Chief Operating Officer, "Apple can’t keep up with demand in the 18 countries where the 3GS model is now sold, a situation that won’t change in the short term."
Apple has seeded iPhone OS 2.2 beta 1 firmware to developers for "compatibility testing." Along with the new firmware they have also released iPhone SDK build 9M2611 beta. Most of the speculation circles around a few key features that were missed in the 2.1 upgrade. Of course, it seems Apple had its hands full with connectivity issues and a long list of usability problems that had to be addressed first.
When Steve Jobs announced, at the September 5th Apple media event, that Apple was cutting $200 off the price of the iPhone, many a cheer was heard across the US. However, almost as resounding were the jeers of early iPhone adopters who had essentially paid $200 for the privilege of owning an iPhone for two months or less.
Though penalizing early adopters financially isn't a foreign concept to Apple, and is in fact a reality that many Mac faithfuls accept, the magnitude of this scenario exceeded anything seen before by Apple customers. As a result, countless emails and complaints were reportedly received by Apple by customers who had purchased the iPhone previous to the price reduction.
In an open letter, published on the Apple website, Steve Jobs has offered an apology to the community. In the letter, he states