Apple pays tribute to Steve Jobs

One year ago, on Oct 5th, 2011, Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs died at the age of 56 from pancreatic cancer. Today, Apple pays tribute to the one-of-a-kind visionary with a heartfelt video eulogy on its homepage and a letter from Tim Cook.

Steve’s passing one year ago today was a sad and difficult time for all of us. I hope that today everyone will reflect on his extraordinary life and the many ways he made the world a better place.

One of the greatest gifts Steve gave to the world is Apple. No company has ever inspired such creativity or set such high standards for itself. Our values originated from Steve and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple. We share the great privilege and responsibility of carrying his legacy into the future.

I’m incredibly proud of the work we are doing, delivering products that our customers love and dreaming up new ones that will delight them down the road. It’s a wonderful tribute to Steve’s memory and everything he stood for.

Tim

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Steve Jobs 12 years in the same clothes – time for a makeover?

Steve Jobs has become a legendary figure in the last few years. His return to Apple has signified a new era for a company he co-founded all those years ago. His presentation skills are still considered to be unrivaled, making hopeless fan-boys of anyone who watches him unveil the next iProduct.  But one thing remains unchanged ever since he re-joined the big A – his wardrobe.

Shunning the more traditional view of Fortune 100 company’s CEO being required to wear a suit and tie, Steve shocked the community back in 1998 by appearing in his first presentation wearing jeans, a turtle-neck sweater and snickers. Even more disturbing is that this is exactly the wardrobe for all of his presentations since. May the combination of St. Croix black turtleneck, blue Levi’s 501 and New Balance 991 shoes be some kind of magic? Who knows! But whether there is some secret in this plain combination of everyday garments or the success is to be attributed exclusively to Steve’s talents, we await each and every one of his presentations with held breaths.

Steve Jobs to apologise for ‘Get a Mac’ ads

Spurred on by comedian Ellen DeGeneres’ recent repentance for her iPhone spoof, the Big Apple, Steve Jobs, will apologise for Apple’s spurious Get a Mac adverts. The now quaint campaign painted Microsoft-powered PC’s as hard to use, prone to viruses, and outmoded. Needless to say, Microsoft aren’t amused.

Similar to last year’s iPod touch P announcement, Steve Jobs, Mr. Macintosh himself, has officially retracted his company’s salacious campaign. He opened up to TMA via email with this poignant explanation:

Apple may rock, but its not cool what we did with the Get a Mac ads. I wanted to ‘boom!’ attack those bald Ballmer bas*ards at Microsoft for their incompetent dominance. Get a Mac did the trick. I mean, come on, Apple is way better. We got iPhoto and the world’s best most innovative music/movie/podcast/app/book/advertising/ripping software/genius/search engine installed on every Mac.

We’ve got no viruses. We’ve got no repellent Authorize or Deny system. But the really neat thing is that we still create new platforms. Think iPad. Think iPhone. Think Different.

Still though, I think we need to back off Microsoft. Apple may not be able to take a joke, but Microsoft can’t handle the competition or clever advertisement campaigns.

TouchMyApps (haha, love the name – it reminds me of… naw, shouldn’t say that), please get the word out. I really am humble pie.

Steve

Though a little late, look for Steve Jobs to apologise to Microsoft at the Steve Jobs Show aka the WWDC this summer.

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Bent on world domination, Steve Jobs and Dr. Evil “laser” the masses

Finally, I’ve met someone who will back up my claims that Steve Jobs is indeed planning world domination! What I’ve been saying ever since the first exploding iPhones and iPod Touches has to be true. And this time it’s not some kind of a whacky conspiracy theorist, but a full blown doctor with a Ph. D. in psychology! Check out the snippet below or read the full article, Steve Jobs’ Diabolical Plan for Global Domination over at San Francisco Chronicle.

The whole iPhone (and iPod and iPad) thing is starting to sound like a 1950′s science fiction movie. If you’ve ever watched one of these now-totally-camp movies, the story line goes like this: A mad scientist bent on world domination invents a fanciful machine that turns humans into unthinking zombies over whom he has complete control. Now let’s update that storyline. A mad scientist by the name of Steve Jobs invents a fanciful machine called the iPhone that, according to a recent Stanford University survey, turns users into “junkies” allowing him and his evil empire to take over the world (at least the media world, so far). Now do you see it?

[via SFGate]

Jobs and Schmidt caught coffee’ing

When relationships go sour, drama breaks out. It’s fair to say that the recent Jobs/Schmidt coffee meeting may have been planned to spurn the rumours that relationship between infinity and the fruit has gone sour grapes. The two high-ups met over coffee with their expensive cars parked outside and after Gizmodo’s tipster snapped a few shots. Snippets of the conversation seemed well-timed: “They’re going to see it all eventually so who cares how they get it”, and “Let’s go discuss this somewhere more private”, and provocative to say the least.

Piccies and more after the gap:

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Breaking News: iPod Touch “P” to be Introduced at Sept. 9th Event

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In a startling discovery in my email inbox barely one hour ago, Steve Jobs personally reached out to LonePlacebo detailing the real truth behind the rumors swarming around the much-anticipated September 9th “Rock and Roll” event in San Francisco. Why he singled out LonePlacebo among hundreds of thousands of other well-known news station is beyond my understanding. Here now is the full and original copy of the message from Steve Jobs himself:

(Letter below the break)

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