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CleanBayArea, a Silicon Valley recycling center, is looking to put $100,000 in the hands of a woman who obliviously parted with an original Apple I computer. One of only 200 such systems constructed in 1976 by Apple founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, the recycling facility sold the early desktop computer to a private collector for $200,000 and is determined to make good on its policy of splitting sales proceeds with their donors. Vice President of CleanBayArea Victor Gichun says that the Apple I computer was mixed in with a number of boxes full of electronics that the 60-something-year-old... Read more...
Longtime Apple Human Interface designer Greg Christie is retiring from the company, and reportedly friction between he and designer Jonny Ive hastened his departure. According to 9to5Mac’s sources familiar with the matter, Christie’s software group will now report to Ive, who himself oversees the industrial design of Apple products. Aside from the important fact that Apple is losing a man in Christie who’s served important roles for the company and spanned the Newton to the iPhone, this management shakeup is notable because it unites Apple’s software and hardware design... Read more...
Whether you’re an Apple fanboy or a dyed-in-the-wool hater, the influence of the original iPhone cannot be understated. In one fell swoop, Apple essentially created and perfected a new category of device, and it would be years before anyone else caught up. Greg Christie, a senior Apple engineer when the company was building the iPhone, pulled back the curtain a bit on what it was like developing the landmark device. According to the Wall Street Journal, Christie was originally hired at Apple in 1996 to work on the ill-fated Newton PDA. Fast forward to 2004, when Apple’s Scott Forstall... Read more...
“Best office building ever” is how Peter Oppenheimer, Apple CFO, described Apple’s proposed new headquarters in Cupertino. The ring-shaped spaceship-looking structure will be built on the former site of the 175-acre HP campus, and in addition to the architectural ambition, the site will have a strong focus on being green. The polished glass and slick design reminiscent of the iOS devices (and in fact initially designed in part by Steve Jobs and Jony Ive), the building will use a natural ventilation system to eliminate the need to run air conditioning 70% of the time, smart LED... Read more...
The auction price for one of the original (and still working) Apple-1 computers started at $116,000 and was expected to fetch somewhere between $260,000 and $400,000 when Christie’s put it on the block in Germany. Instead, it set a record: $671,400, or about $520,000 euros. The previous record, according to the New York Times, was set at an auction of another working Apple-1 last year at $640,00. (We’ll resist the urge to make an “Apple tax” joke here.) Originally, the Apple-1 sold for $666.66 back in 1976 (or roughly $2,700 when adjusted for modern-day inflation). It’s... Read more...
Apple has not been the same since the passing of Steve Jobs, and frankly, the company needs to get back to its Jobs-era (part two) drive to innovate while employing artistic, cutting-edge designs. Whether Apple can do the former remains to be seen, but rumors continue to circle concerning the latter. It sounds as though Apple’s Jony Ive, who is by now a legendary designer in the tech world and was reportedly the man behind the original iPod’s clickwheel design, is stepping up in Job’s absence to make his mark on the company’s upcoming mobile operating system update, iOS... Read more...
It wasn’t all that long ago that Steve Jobs famously feuded very publicly with Adobe over the use of the latter’s Flash in mobile devices. (A few years hence and HTML5 is king. Go figure.) Now, one of the guys calling the shots at Adobe during that time, Kevin Lynch, is leaving the company to become Apple’s vice president for technology. According to Bloomberg, Lynch will report to Senior Vice President Bob Mansfield, and he will likely work on cloud services for Apple, as developing subscription-based services with a mobile bent was his forte at Adobe. Farewell, Adobe headquarters... Read more...
In the dogfight between the mobile industry’s two titans, Apple and Google, it’s sometimes easy to overlook the fact that although the iPhone and iPad dominate on the hardware side, the Android operating system is used on far more devices. Actually, according to Reuters, Google CEO Eric Schimdt believes that there are four times the number of Android devices than iOS out there, and that within a year as many as 1 billion mobile device worldwide will be running Android. For perspective, that’s more than thrice the population of the United States and accounts for about 14% of all... Read more...