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Release of Authorized Steve Jobs Biography Bumped Up to November 21st





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The first authorized biography of Apple CEO Steve Jobs, a book with the simple  title  "Steve Jobs", reportedly set to be released on November 21, 2011.

Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues this book chronicles the rollercoaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

As the publisher claims, Jobs has cooperated with the book and has not asked for any control over the final product. The book will probably yield the most open look at Jobs' personal and professional life.




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Tuesday, August 16th, 2011. 23:26

Cupertino.org Posts More Details about Apple's New 'Spaceship' Campus



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The City of Cupertino posted some pictures and more information on Apple's "spaceship" campus that was first revealed in June and is expected to be completed in 2015. The project includes the following:

  • An Office, Research and Development Building comprising approximately 2.8 million square feet;
  • A 1,000 seat Corporate Auditorium;
  • A Corporate Fitness Center;
  • Research Facilities comprising approximately 300,000 square feet;
  • A Central Plant; and
  • Associated Parking.

As Steve Jobs described it back in June:


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Sunday, August 14th, 2011. 23:10

Apple To Open 33 Stores In The Next 2 Months



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Current.com.au (via The Next Web) reports that Apple’s spokesperson has apparently stated that the company is going to open 33 stores during the next two months. After implementing its plan, Apple will have 363 stores instead of current 330 locations by the end of fiscal 2011. With this pace, Apple will set up one store every 50 hours during the next two months.


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Monday, July 25th, 2011. 10:40

Apple Became The US Fastest-Growing Retailer



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Basing on estimations from retail sales expert David Berman, USA Today reports that Apple is taking “a massive bite” of retail sales in the USA. Ever-growing sales of iOS devices and Mac computers that continue to outrun sales of other computer makers along with company’s margins cannot pass unnoticed. The publication reads:


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Apple Preparing To Launch 1080p iTunes Movie Services This Fall



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According to AppleInsider, Apple may be readying to make 1080p movies available in the iTunes Store later this year, based on information from film studios sending films in a new "HD+" format to Apple.


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Monday, July 11th, 2011. 9:44

iPhone turns 4 years old today. Happy Birthday iPhone!



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On January 9th 2007 Steve Jobs presented the first ever Apple iPhone to the world. The Apple CEO started off the epic keynote by saying the famous lines, "This is a day, I've been looking forward to for 2 and a half years. Every once in a while, a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything…".

The iPhone launched on June 29, 2007. In its 4 years of existence, the device has changed a lot, starting from iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS and now it is iPhone 4. All these devices were truly revolutionary.

2011 has been an interesting year for the iPhone. In February Apple introduced the Verizon iPhone, ending AT&T 3 year exclusiveness in the US. In April we finally saw the white iPhone 4.

Apple sold close to 20 million iPhones last quarter and the rate is still quite amazing. The company is expected to sell 100 million units of its next-generation iPhone that will be probably released this fall.

Apple indeed "reinvented the phone". The iPhone completely redefined how a "smartphone" should look and act.


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New MacBook Airs To Feature Black Case Option



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In recent weeks more and more reports have appeared, claiming that Apple is putting final touches to the new MacBook Airs that are expected to be released late June or July. MacRumors has a guess that  the high-end models may come with a black option for the aluminium case.

Over the past week, we’ve received several anonymous tips claiming that at least some models of the next-generation MacBook Air will be be available with a black finish, different from the aluminum case used on the current MacBook Air and most of Apple’s other Macs. The most specific of the claims suggests that a black anodized aluminum case would be available on a top-end MacBook Air model, in much the same way as Apple once offered a high-end black MacBook on top of the standard white offerings.

As for the black colour, Apple already offered black versions of the MacBook a few years. MacRumors also reports that their source close to Apple sent them e-mail, where he said that the  black MacBooks were indeed produced, but didn’t get Steve Jobs’ approval in the end.


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Tuesday, June 21st, 2011. 16:50

iCloud to Auto-Resolve Sync Conflicts



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John Gruber at Daring Fireball claims that Apple’s iCloud service will be able to solve conflicts with data automatically by determining the correct option. Now MobileMe forces users to solve conflicts themselves. On The Talk Show with Dan Benjamin he’s shared his opinion on how iCloud will deal with sync conflicts:

In iCloud, I believe you will never be presented with [a sync conflict] dialog, no matter how much has changed in one of the instances while it was "offline". The server-side iCloud, when there seemingly is a conflict, will make a decision and it will decide which one is the best (in Apple's terms the "truth"). That is what Steve Jobs means when he says "The Truth is in the Cloud." iTunes will decide which one is right and that's it. iCloud will push that right one to any device that has this account that has a different version.


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Monday, June 20th, 2011. 15:25

Official Apple press release: iCloud



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Yesterday Apple introduced new service called iCloud. US users can try it today using iOS 4.3.3 and iTunes 10.3. To understand what is iCloud, what is it for and how can be used, we recommend to read official Apple text about iCloud.


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iOS 5 Won't Require PC or Mac to Run



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Yesterday Apple has told about new PC-free feature that will allow iOS 5 users to activate their iPads, iPods touch or iPhones with no computer required.

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WWDC 2011 Video is Now Available on Apple's Site



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Yesterday Apple started its WWDC 2011 with a keynote event about the next generation of software for its devices. Today the company made its 118-minute presentation publicly available on Apple.com.

On the keynote Apple CEO Steve Jobs along with senior vice president of iOS Software Scott Forstall and senior vice president for Worldwide Product Marketing Phil Schiller unveiled new version of its mobile operational system, new cloud service iCloud and took a closer look at Mac OS X 10.7.

Worldwide Developers Conference 2011 will take place until June 10. More than a hundred of technical sessions should help developers in creating applications for Lion and iOS 5.




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WWDC 2011 liveblog: iOS 5, OS X Lion, iCloud and more!



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Monday, June 6th, 2011. 20:25

Apple to Unveil Next Generation Software at Keynote on June 6



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Today Apple will present several new products during WWDC 2011 Keynote. Apple has officially published a press release describing what to expect. In short Steve Jobs will speak about iOS 5, new version of Mac OS X and new service iCloud.

Apple® CEO Steve Jobs and a team of Apple executives will kick off the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) with a keynote address on Monday, June 6 at 10:00 a.m. At the keynote, Apple will unveil its next generation software - Lion, the eighth major release of Mac OS® X; iOS 5, the next version of Apple’s advanced mobile operating system which powers the iPad®, iPhone® and iPod touch®; and iCloud®, Apple’s upcoming cloud services offering.

There will be no official video streaming. We will cover this event live here.

It will start in about 2 hours.

07:00AM - Hawaii
10:00AM - Pacific
11:00AM - Mountain
12:00PM - Central
01:00PM - Eastern
06:00PM - London
07:00PM - Paris
09:00PM - Moscow
02:00AM - Tokyo (June 7th)




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App Store Reaches 400,000 iOS Apps



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AppAdvice reports that the App Store reaches 400,000 iOS applications.  According to data provided by the App Store tracking system App Shopper, there were 401,446 iOS applications at the moment of creating this article. Noteworthy to say that for three years (The App Store officially launched on July 10, 2008, a day before the release of the iPhone 3G running iPhone OS 2.0.1.) 507,293 applications were approved by Apple. We believe that the milestone of 400,000 applications may be a part of Steve Jobs’  keynote speech at WWDC. AppShopper also reports that 97,946 iPad applications are currently available in the App Store.




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Authorized Biography of Steve Jobs Now Available For Pre-Order



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The first ‘authorized’ biography of Jobs by Walter Isaacson is now available for pre-order from Amazon for $19.80 in paper, or $14.99 for the Kindle edition. Curiously iSteve: The Book of Jobs will be released on March 6th, 2012, the fourth anniversary of the release of the iOS SDK. The description of the book from Amazon provides:

From bestselling author Walter Isaacson comes the landmark biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. In iSteve: The Book of Jobs, Isaacson provides an extraordinary account of Jobs’ professional and personal life. Drawn from three years of exclusive and unprecedented interviews Isaacson has conducted with Jobs as well as extensive interviews with Jobs’ family members, key colleagues from Apple and its competitors, iSteve is the definitive portrait of the greatest innovator of his generation.




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Sunday, June 5th, 2011. 22:26