Sure, the Apple v. Samsung patent trials have been a treasure trove for fans who like seeing prototypes of their favorite gadgets, but what about a look at the guts of one of the earliest iPhone prototypes available?
Despite what you may have read in the press, Apple's influence on the tech world is just as strong as it's ever been. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 released last month is clearly aimed at the iPad mini, and its Wallet app, let's just say, is inspired by Passbook. Amazon's recent TV ad directly pits its 1900x1200 Kindle Fire HD against the iPad's retina screen (and price). And Blackberry is so tweaked by Apple, at least one of its executives can't even bring himself to speak his competitor's name in public. But no matter how hard they try, no matter how much time Apple gives them to catch up, there's one thing none of them can seem to get right: the art of the product reveal.
Fans of Apple and its products likely remember the first time they saw the iPhone, way back in 2007. Everything seemed new and amazing, and Steve Jobs was still leading the charge. And who can forget the very first public phone call ever made from that iOS device, a funny little prank ordering 4,000 lattes from Starbucks? Apparently, the barista at Starbucks can't forget; people remind her all the time.
Steve Jobs believed in a simple fact: everything around you “was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it. You can influence it. You can build your own things that people can use.” Jobs definitely practiced what he preached. While all the other technology firms were churning out products with all the wow factor of a tumble dryer, Apple set out to change the world with innovative computers and gadgets, again and again and again.
As we’ll discover, Apple products have revolutionized the way we work and play and listen to music. It has transformed entire industries, created new kinds of computing, and done some truly frightening things to bridges. Read on and be inspired.
The long, winding legal saga of Apple v. Samsung took another interesting turn this weekend, with a Reuters report claiming that Steve Jobs was so intent on suing the Korean manufacturer, he disregarded the opinion of Tim Cook just prior to making him CEO of the company. Why did Cook protest? You'll have to keep reading to find out...
By all accounts, Ashton Kutcher did a fine job portraying late Apple CEO Steve Jobs in the new feature film jOBS, which had its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on Friday. The reviews are mixed -- with even Apple co-founder Steve "Woz" Wozniak claiming the movie leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to accuracy -- but Kutcher appears to be coming out mostly unscathed. Will you be catching the movie when it heads to theaters?
Social media catfights! Wall Street boneheads or Apple's got a problem? Dude, Where's My App Store? All these tantalizing teasers are just a hint of the news of the week from the handy dandy staff of Mac|Life.
Recently, we reported that one (of two) Steve Jobs biopics in the works would premiere during the Sundance Film Festival. Well, it looks like we'll all have a chance to see how well Ashton Kutcher portrays the late Apple CEO when JOBS hits theaters on April 19.