Steve Jobs Articles

A day in History: 10 Years since Apple released the iPhone

Steve Jobs Apple iPhoneApple fans and smartphone lovers can mark today as one of the most influential days in the history of consumer technology. Ten years ago today the iPhone was unleashed, changing the face of mobile tech, and launching Apple back from the brink of irrelevancy.

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Legendary Apple designer Jonathan Ive gives rare interview to TIME

  • 17/03/2014 at 20:15 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Jonathan IveJonathan Ive,  an icon in the tech world has never been up for interviews, partly due to Steve Jobs’ notorious insistence that Apple’s execs remain under the radar. That is, until the TIME interview that was released today.

Behind the design of some of the greatest innovations in the past decade, the iPod, iPhone and iPad are among his babies. The British-born designer sat down with TIME Magazine’s John Alridge last month on a not-so-sunny day in California.

Perhaps the most interesting thing to come out of this interview isn’t the fact that he was taking part in it. It was the occasional insight into his life at Apple, as well as his relationship with the late Steve Jobs. For example, the tireless effort they put in making the inside of their devices, such as the iPod, look good. Even though the majority of consumers would never see it.

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Why Apple decided to share their $98 Billion Wealth

Apple MoneySomething that hasn’t happened since 1995 was announced by the one of the biggest companies in the world. Apple will begin paying out dividends in July at $2.65 a share. The following fiscal year they will be buying back up to $10 billion and this is all under Cook’s supervision, which seems to come with a different idea than the late Steve Jobs.

It’s really no surprise that Apple Inc. has managed to accrue so much wealth over the years. With their latest addition to their portfolio – the new iPad – they have already sold more than 3 million devices, making them a best-seller in the first weekend it was out.

Being that that Cook has held the spot at CEO for less than a year, many have stated that a new type of management is coming to the company. Without doubt, the pay out of dividends is very different than what Steve Jobs did during his time, especially because he said capital preservation was essential for Apple.

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Steve Jobs’s Patent War may not be the best approach for Apple

  • 31/12/2011 at 18:21 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Steve Jobs AppleOn October 5, 2011 the living icon and co- founder of Apple, Steve Jobs, tragically passed away. His death was mourned by millions however his legacy, Apple, continues on as he planned. Before Steve Jobs passed away he began to set into motion a fierce battle between Apple Inc. and Google Inc. over something he believed very strongly about: theft.

Indeed Apple, headed by Jobs, began several legal actions against other companies under the basis of intellectual theft. Such companies include HTC Corp, Motorola Mobility Inc., and Samsung Electronics Co. These three companies are the largest android users and Steve Jobs stated that he’d rather “wage thermonuclear war” with them as opposed to making deals to share technology.

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Eric Schmidt defends Google by saying that Android efforts started before the iPhone effort

Steve Jobs and Eric SchmidtPrior to Steve Jobs unfortunate and untimely death, Steve took up a massive lawsuit against Google. In the lawsuit Jobs claimed that Google basically stole the iPhone from Apple and was presenting it to customers under the Android name. The lawsuit has been going on for a while now and still no signs of it ending even with Steve Jobs’ death. Steve Jobs addressed this touchy issue with Walter Isaacson in an interview – Walter Isaacson published the recent Steve Jobs biography. In the interview with Walter, Jobs bluntly stated:

“Our lawsuit is saying, ‘Google you f***ing ripped off the iPhone, wholesale ripped us off. I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Apple’s $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong. I’m going to destroy Android, because it’s a stolen product.”

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Steve Jobs: Microsoft and Google are Clueless!

  • 24/10/2011 at 08:40 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Steve Jobs AppleWalter Isaacson, former editor of Time Magazine, had over forty interviews with Steve Jobs over the years. He has recently released about two hours worth of recordings to the 60 Minutes staff for their upcoming special. In the interviews you can hear Steve Jobs’ views on Microsoft and Google.

Isaacson taped all of the interviews with the recluse, Jobs, and gleaned a large amount of biographical and opinionated information on the tech giant. Jobs’ complex life and his very personal quirks are vibrant, even though he normally avoided the limelight.

Graham Messick, 60 Minutes producer, draws our attention to the fact that most of the recordings were taken while on walks or in Jobs’ home. You can even hear the sounds of everyday life, like doors slamming, birds chirping, and kids playing.

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Apple is being pressured to release $76 Billion Cash

  • 15/10/2011 at 00:38 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Apple LogoInvestors are begging Apple to pay dividends from its huge stash of cash. With billions in reserve for that rainy day, Apple is playing the game the same way Steve Jobs would have had them play it. This is the fortitude that took them to the top.

Finance chief Peter Oppenheimer is refusing to release a dime in dividends. This same request has been made ad nauseum, but Oppenheimer, in the spriti of Jobs, is keeping the cash for the next opportunities to arise. With stocks twice as high as the previous year, Oppenheimer made the pointed argument that they have this cash exactly because of this mentality. The cash and investments Apple holds are worth $76.2 billion.

The call to open the coffers comes only days after the death of Steve Jobs. However, he saved Apple from bankruptcy and took it to the pinnacle of the most valuable tech company in the world, and even the most valuable company in the world – beating Exxon for one week.

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