Apple has lost a visonary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being.
According to a statement just issued by Apple’s Board of Directors, company co-founder and longtime CEO Steve Jobs has passed away (Wednesday 5 October 2011 ).
No words can adequately express our sadness at Steve’s death or our gratitude for the opportunity to work with him. We will honor his memory by dedicating ourselves to continuing the work he loved so much. (by Tim cook)
Jobs remained Chairman of the Board at the company, as well as director and an Apple employee. He recommended that company COO Tim Cook take his place as CEO. Yesterday, Cook gave his first keynote address as CEO, unveiling the new iPhone 4S.
Jobs had battled cancer, and in 2004 had an operation related to the disease. In recent years, illness had forced him to step back from his role as CEO of Apple on separate occasions. He also had a liver transplant in 2009 during one of those medical leaves.
But after each battle, he came back and continued his amazing work at Apple. In 2007, he unveiled the iPhone. In 2010, the iPad. His last appearance on stage was at Apple’s 2011 WWDC event in San Francisco. There, he laid the groundwork for Apple’s latest innovations including iOS 5, OS X Lion, and iCloud.
It’s amazing that most of us have not had the pleasure to meet Steve Jobs, but yet he’s touched all of our lives without a doubt. If we could all live half the life the Jobs lead, the world would undoubtedly be a better place. We’ve lost a visionary and a genius that has left behind a legacy that will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace Steve Jobs.
“iSteve The Book of Jobs” – The official biography of Steve Jobs is now abailable in Amazon. It is abvilable in hardcover and a Kindle edition which is US$18.00 and US$14.99 respectively. The book iSteve: The Book of Jobs is written by former managing editor of Time magazine Walter Isaacson.
iSteve: The Book of Jobs will be published by Simon & Schuster on March 6, 2012 and is set to be 448 pages. From the Amazon product description: “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.
According to the press release, Isaacson spent three years interviewing Jobs, his family members, Apple colleagues, and competitors to write this book. He has written biographies of Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, and Henry Kissinger.
The book is sure to be an international bestseller and at the time of this writing is currently ranked #28 in Amazon’s Top 100 books and #1 in three separate categories: Technology, Biography & History, and Business. Source tuaw.com
Steve Jobs today introduced iPad 2, At a special event in San Francisco. New iPad 2 is an all new design which features:
1.2GHz Dual-core A5 chip processor – Which is 2x faster than original iPad A4 chip processor and Graphics performance is nine times faster. Display on iPad 2 look amazing.
Gyroscope – As in iPhone and iPod touch.
Built-in cameras – Front and Rare facing camera. The front camera is capable of recording VGA-resolution (640-by-480) video at 30 frames per second with audio and photos at 640-by-480. The back camera can record HD video at 720p at 30 frames per second with audio. When in still camera mode, the back camera has a 5X digital zoom.
The iPad 2 features a 9.7-inch LCD screen with a 1024-by-768-pixel resolution at 132 pixels per inch, like the original previous iPad. Striking things about the iPad 2 is that’s dramatically thinner. It is 33% thinner than original iPad. That is 13.4mm to 8.8mm. And its lighter too only 1.3 pound compared to 1.5 pound of original ipad. It’s available in both black and white color. Read more…
Steve Jobs, Apple’s chief executive, admitted that the company was “not perfect” at a hastily convened press conference to address reported signal problems with its latest must-have gadget, the iPhone 4.
As with iPhone 4 has software update last night on 15th july 2010 iOS 4.0.1 for miss calculation of bar to display for the signal strength.