He laid out the reasons NOT to build an Apple television at All Things D in 2010
But before the company can successfully market such a product, it must overcome the formidable hurdles that Jobs laid out the year before he died at All Things D8.
He was asked in a Q&A what was needed to fix television's broken interface. It's not a problem of technology or vision, Jobs replied. It's the lack of a viable go-to-market strategy.
"The television industry," he explained, "has a subsidized business model that gives everybody a set top box for free or for $10 a month. And that pretty much squashes any opportunity for innovation."
Below: All Things D's video.
Reuters adds detail -- and its authority -- to rumors of an 8GB "iCloud iPhone"
Stories have been floating around for months that Apple (AAPL) was building not one but two new iPhones -- the widely expected iPhone 5 and a lower-cost phone that's basically the current iPhone 4 with less on-board memory. According to an item posted two weeks ago by Apple'N'Apps' Trevor Sheridan, company insiders are calling the second device the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 23, 2011 8:07 AM ET
iPhone 4S or 5? September or October? Everybody's guessing. Nobody really knows.
Has Apple (AAPL) scheduled an August event to launch the next iPhone in September, as the Boy Genius reports? Or has the launch been pushed back to October in the U.S, as All Things D, Apple's current favorite outlet, insists?
Is it to be called the iPhone 5, the name most analysts prefer, or the iPhone 4S, as BMO's Keith Bachman MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 2, 2011 12:25 PM ET
The full video of Apple CEO's interview at D8 last week is now available online
A few hours before Steve Jobs was scheduled to begin his WWDC keynote, All Things D posted the full 90 minute video of his appearance at last week's D8 conference. Previously it had posted eight clips, but the full version is worth watching even if you've seen them.
You can get the full thing here in a MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 7, 2010 9:19 AM ET
The court orders a search of a journalist's hard drives in the case of the lost iPhone
Gawker Media has backed down -- to a degree -- and agreed to allow the search of computers belonging to one of its editors, Gizmodo's Jason Chen.
Gawker, which owns Gizmodo, paid $5,000 for a secret prototype iPhone lost in a bar last March by an Apple (AAPL) engineer. Initially it insisted that Chen, who MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 3, 2010 5:15 PM ET
Jumping off a balcony is not a good way to negotiate a 33% raise
Foxconn, the world's largest manufacturer of electronics and computer components, made headlines Wednesday with the announcement that it is raising the monthly wages of some of the 420,000 workers at its massive facilities in Shenzhen, China, from 900 renminbi ($132) to 1,200 renminbi ($176).
The Taiwanese company was under intense pressure from the U.S. companies that depend on MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 3, 2010 8:16 AM ET
All Things D is releasing video clips from Tuesday's interview one at a time. Here they are.
Apple (AAPL) CEO Steve Jobs spoke for nearly two hours Tuesday night in an extended interview with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher -- plus a Q&A with the audience. The videos are available at All Things D's site. We've collected all the clips they've made available so far, and will add more as they MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 2, 2010 7:56 AM ET
Notes from from an Apple watcher stuck on the wrong coast
Apple's (AAPL) CEO was scheduled to give the 6 p.m. PDT keynote at All Things Digital Tuesday night, but the show is running late and rumor has it that he's been pre-empted, at least temporarily, by Rupert Murdoch. Makes sense. Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher may think this is their show, but Murdoch -- as CEO of the News Corp. MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 1, 2010 10:03 PM ET
All Things Digital posts interviews with Apple's CEO from 2003 and 2004
Beyond his keynotes at Apple (AAPL) events, Steve Jobs doesn't make a lot of public appearances. Since 2003, however, he's made an exception for All Things D, the annual invitation-only confab produced by Wall Street Journal veterans Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher.
He missed D6 (2008) and D7 (2009), but he'll be back June 1 to kick off D8. And MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 11, 2010 7:58 AM ET
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