On October 6, 1997, Dell CEO Michael Dell was asked what he would do to help what was then an ailing Apple. Dell famously responded, "What would I do? I'd shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders." Dell's quip, in a few years time,...
The infamous iPhone 6 “bending video” may have reached close to 47 million hits on YouTube, but Apple has seemingly escaped Bendgate without any lasting damage — just as it has with every “gate” incident before it. In a new … Read more ›
Former Apple CEO John Sculley has launched a new lineup of budget smartphones in the Middle East — although he admits Steve Jobs would like not be enamoured with them. “Steve being Steve would say, you can do alot better,” … Read mo...
This is a photo of Apple's facility in Cork, Ireland, the structure that is the fruit of a deal cut between Apple founder Steve Jobs and the Irish government in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Now, that building is the subject of anShow More Summary
New details have emerged about how Apple's Fifth Avenue retail store came to be — and it turns out that Steve Jobs originally had larger aspirations for the iconic glass cube that now sits above the store. According to a new book titled...Show More Summary
Apple’s 32-foot Fifth Avenue Apple Store is its most iconic retail outlet– and one which Steve Jobs dearly loved. But did you know that Jobs’ originally wanted to have the building substantially bigger? A new book entitled The Liar’s Ball: The … Read more ›
This week's episode is the first of the second "chapter" in Slices of Apple. Previous episodes laid the groundwork for what comes next: The second Steve Jobs era at Apple. Specifically: Episode one provided context for the innovative atmosphere...
“It just works.” Those three words are synonymous with Apple. It’s the slogan Apple fanboys use when trying to convince their Android-loving friends that iOS is a better option. And it was used over and over by Steve Jobs as … Read more ›
The iPhone 6 may be getting all the attention this week, but BlackBerry believes its new 4.5-inch square handset, the Passport, has at least one distinct advantage over most "narrow" smartphones, including the iPhone 6. Steve Jobs once...Show More Summary
Ron Johnson revolutionized the retail shopping world when he left Target in 2000 to join Apple and design the entire Apple Store shopping experience with Steve Jobs. Now, coming off a 17-month stint as the CEO of JC Penney, Ron … Read more ›
U2's Bono had some choice words for Steve Jobs about iTunes, according to TUAW's Yoni Heiser. In an interview with Irish radio host Dan Fanning, Bono recounted a conversation he had with Steve Jobs in 2009: So 5 years ago I began a conversation...Show More Summary
In an Irish radio interview, Bono discusses his various collaborations with Apple, as transcribed by TUAW. Interesting, Bono claims Apple now has 885 million iTunes accounts (up from 800 million as officially announced in April). With...Show More Summary
After telling us that no one would buy big phones during his iPhone 4 reveal in 2010, Steve Jobs made it pretty clear that Apple had no interest in making a substantially bigger smartphone anytime soon. But fast forward four … Read more ›
That the iPhone 6 Plus exists at all is, more than anything, proof the final nail has been hammered into Steve Jobs' aluminum coffin. The 5.5" device shatters Jobs’ cardinal rule — the ability to comfortably use a smartphone with one hand. But, Jobs is gone and there’s a new King. The Plus is a new category of device. Show More Summary
Steve Jobs once said that iTunes on Windows was like giving someone ice water in hell. Now Windows users are getting the latest version of iCloud before the Mac faithful. Apple has already rolled out iCloud Drive, its new cloud … Read more ›
Apple CEO Tim Cook is set to appear at a new technology conference hosted by The Wall Street Journal dubbed WSJDLive this October. Apple executives including Steve Jobs have appeared at past “D” conferences hosted by former WSJ employees Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher. WSJDLive appears to be a continuation of sorts of those conferences, […]
A new profile of Apple published Wednesday offers a behind-the-scenes look at what has changed at since the death of cofounder Steve Jobs, including how CEO Tim Cook navigated a series of internal shakeups to arrive at the company we see today.
Don’t expect to bump into Apple’s design guru on your next coach flight. When Jony Ive hits the skies he flies private. In fact, according to an Apple profile by Business Week, Sir Jony Ive cuts through clouds in the … Read more ›
Although he passed away in 2011, the memory of Steve Jobs still touches everything that Apple does. His presence isn't just felt in the products of the company, but in his old office as well. In a new interview with Business Week about the iPhone 6,...
There may only have been one Steve Jobs, but a recent article from Fast Company draws some interesting parallels between Jobs and Nest CEO, Tony Fadell — previously known as the Apple employee most synonymous with the iPod. Alongside his obsessive focus … Read more ›