For years we've been trying to figure out what Steve Jobs meant when he dropped this juicy nugget to Walter Isaacson while being interviewed for his biography:
“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. It will have the simplest user interface you could imagine. I finally cracked it."
Generally speaking, this is usually about the time of the year when rumor season on new Apple gear (and refreshes or updates to old) starts to heat up, and right on time we've got a juicy iWatch tidbit and a little dish on the iPhone 6. Meanwhile the past is proving popular for revelations and the Olympics are kicking off and we've got you a little help to make sense of the Sochi madness. So let's dig in.
These days, the very thought of finding Mac OS X on a machine that wasn't designed by the folks in Cupertino seems a bit like heresy. But according to an interview with former Sony president Kunitake Ando, reports Japanese journalist Noboyuki Hayashi (via AppleInsider), that almost wasn't the case. Indeed, if Steve Jobs (of all people) had has his way back in 2001, Sony's Vaio would have also run Mac OS.
Remember Walter Isaacson, the guy who wrote that bestselling biography of Steve Jobs that seemed to be everywhere in the winter of 2011-2012? Isaacson once again found himself in the spotlight earlier this month when he argued in an interview with CNBC that the "greatest innovation today" was coming from Google's offices, not Apple's. It sparked such a harsh response that Isaacson held another interview with Bloomberg this morning in which he argued that Apple is still better at turning their ideas into reality.
Time may have cemented Steve Jobs' legendary unveiling of the Macintosh on January 24, 1984 as a legendary moment in computer history, but a recently unearthed video shows how the Apple co-founder did it all again less than a week later.
Happy Macintosh release date! Well, what have we here? Rumors? Really? Already? Well, I guess the new year wouldn't be complete with rumors and speculation about the iPhone 6 and every single Apple product out there, but, really, we've only had the 5S for what? Barely more than two months. You people are insatiable. Well, then, let's dig into these juicy new handset rumors and see what's what.
So get this--according to Variety (via MacRumors), Aaron Sorkin, acclaimed for his work with The West Wing, The Social Network, and A Few Good Men, has submitted a screenplay to Sony based on Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs biography. Sony tagged him as the screenwriter for the project back in may of 2012, and it looks as though he's finally wrapped up his draft.
Today marks the anniversary of one of the most important milestones in Apple history--perhaps even in the history of contemporary technology. Seven years ago today, speaking at the Macworld Expo 2007 in San Francisco, Steve Jobs revealed the iPhone to the world. As MacRumors notes, at the time Jobs introduced it as a device that served as a touchscreen iPod, a phone, and an Internet communicator all rolled up into one.
This past year has been full of courtroom drama for Apple, and we've done our best to keep you up to speed each week in our Law & Apple column. From the hot mess of a trial against the Justice Department regarding eBook conspiracies, to the ongoing Patent Wars with Samsung, to the zany lawsuits brought by people trying to get rich quick. Suffice it to say, there has been no shortage of material. But which stories did you like the best? You might be surprised.