Items tagged with Steve Jobs

The well-publicized alarm bug that affected iOS devices earlier has cost a young woman her waitressing position, according to an open letter to Apple CEO Steve Jobs that was published on the Huffington Post. There are a few things missing from her story, however, such as how many times she had been late previously?... Read more...
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is backtracking so quickly you have to wonder if Apple's other co-founder and current Apple CEO Steve Jobs gave him a call on his iPhone. Earlier quoted as saying that Android would eventually become the dominant platform, he told Engadget he was misquoted. He told Engadget that "Almost every app that I have... Read more...
Never one to shy away from a bit of a bit of hyperbole, Apple CEO Steve Jobs, who usually eschews Apple post-earnings' analyst calls, dropped in yesterday to participate in, he said, Apple's first $20 billion quarter earnings call. He also took the time to go off on a 5 minute anti-Android rant, after being prompted by a question. The... Read more...
The latest rumors in terms of a possible Verizon iPhone have been pointing to Q1 in 2011, and today reports were released of Apple suppliers confirming that information. Analyst Jeffrey Fidacaro with Susquehanna Financial Group said that in a note to investors on Wednesday. Fidacaro's research note said that information coming from overseas... Read more...
For better or worse, the late Chris Farley from Saturday Night Live fame is still the great white ninja foretold by ancient legend (and Hollywood), and not Steve Jobs, the Apple CEO who reportedly said he'll never again return to Japan after airport officials wouldn't let him take ninja throwing starts aboard his private jet. That's according... Read more...
Considering the original source is a tabloid, albeit, a Japanese one, we have our doubts on this story. Still, Bloomberg has reported that Steve Jobs was stopped when exiting Japan in July because he had ninja throwing stars (shuriken) in his carry-on baggage. The report came in SPA! magazine, Bloomberg reported. According to the story, Jobs... Read more...
There have been many complaints about the performance of iOS 4.0.x on the older iPhone 3G model, in that the two-year-old model, while supported on iOS 4, runs horribly on the new OS. While Apple has acknowledged the issue, and begun actively investigating it, there hasn't been much real news about a release to fix the issue, until now. The... Read more...
Ever wonder how Apple Computer became the industry icon it is today?  How and why is it that a simple computer manufacturer could endear itself to its customer base so well that some researchers feel that Apple fans are not only just a cult but bordering on religion?  It's not hard to see why certain Apple products are revered so... Read more...
Apple's fans are so devoted that they have been called a "cult." A pair of researchers at Texas A&M have gone still further. The professors, Heidi A. Campbell and Antonio C. La Pastina have written a paper that says the sheer adoration and lack of fault-finding by Apple fans isn't a cult, but a religion. The iPhone, after all, has been... Read more...
After losing a battle on Monday with the EFF over jailbreaking iPhones, which the U.S. Copyright Office clarified as legal, Apple decided it wanted to win the war. The company reminded customers that jailbreaking voids their warranty. What it didn't remind folks is how easy it is to un-jailbreak a device. Apple's official (yet unofficial)... Read more...
Good luck trying to get your hands on a white iPhone 4 this summer, because there just aren't any to be found. And according to Apple, you're going to have to hang tight for awhile, because daggone it, getting the color right is proving to be more difficult than the company could have ever anticipated. Seriously. Either that, or maybe Apple... Read more...
In an obvious attempt at stockpiling them, Apple has stripped its $30 iPhone 4 bumper cases from its online store. Apple said last Friday in its press conference to discuss the iPhone 4 "death grip" issue, that it would be providing free cases to customers, at least through Sept. 30th. Right now, the cases are priced at $0, but are also marked... Read more...
On Friday morning, during the iPhone 4 press conference, one person in the audience noted that he couldn't get the "death grip" to work with his BlackBerry Bold 9700. The reason, answered Apple CEO Steve Jobs, was the fact that the signal was strong on the Apple Campus. More than that, it was strong not just for AT&T devices. “We’ve... Read more...
Jobs wasn't exactly apologizing at the much-anticipated iPhone conference today, but he did acknowledge that the iPhone 4's reception problem when gripped a certain way. An actual hardware fix may or may not be in the works; according to Jobs it's impossible to redesign the antenna without also marring the phones... Read more...
Some have criticized Apple CEO Steve Jobs as having a "God complex." Could that have led to the purported antenna "death grip" design flaw? According to an unnamed source speaking to Bloomberg, Jobs was warned about a possible issue during the early stages of the iPhone 4's design.  In fact, according to an anonymous source speaking to... Read more...
You know things are really bad when David Letterman takes time out to skewer you with his Top Ten (either that, or things have become really good). In this case, things are really bad, as David Letterman's Top Ten List on Wednesday was the "Top Ten Signs You've Purchased a Bad iPhone." Of course, Mel Gibson received some air time, too, so... Read more...
Despite the huge publicity around the iPhone 4's antenna design issue, people are still rushing to by the device in droves. While the public loves the device, Consumer Reports however, said that it can't recommend the device based on the reception issue, which it reproduced itself. This isn't to say that Consumer Reports didn't love the device.... Read more...
Wish you could get Apple CEO Steve Jobs to email you back? It's well-known that he, or someone monitoring his account, will email end users in response to a comment or query. Here is the next best thing. eSarcasm has taken the time to create a Steve Jobs email creator. Indeed, based on their name, you might expect something like this from... Read more...
Apple probably needs a laugh about now, and this might be giving them one.  After all, Apple CEO Steve Jobs once famously said that "Folks who want porn can buy an Android phone." This Ann Arbor, Michigan woman didn't buy an Android phone for porn, but got it anyway, and preloaded to boot. The reason that Rhonda Lee ended up with... Read more...
Apple's CS reps have their talking points, but those talking points apparently don't cover what to say if someone asks if the upcoming software fix will resolve the iPhone 4's reception issues. The answer that AppleCare gives if you call, is no: the update will not fix the issues. As most people know, at issue is the iPhone 4's external... Read more...
It's down to one person's word against a corporation's, and we will probably never know the truth of the matter. While Apple public relations said that the email exchange purported between Apple CEO Steve Jobs and an angry iPhone 4 customer was faked, BGR, which first reported the incident, is standing by the story, and offered the full email... Read more...
It's a well know fact that Apple CEO Steve Jobs will respond (occasionally) to direct emails sent to him.   That said, some of the conversations are posted at various news sites / blogs, and generally "check out."  In this case, at least according to Apple PR, it seems this example was faux. Apple PR has responded to an email exchange... Read more...
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