How he sees the future of computing -- and his company -- in 229 words
Much has been written (see here and here, for example), and more will be, about Steve Jobs' closing remarks at Apple's (AAPL) iPad 2 unveiling Wednesday.
So here it is, Jobs' post-PC credo, in his own words:
I've said this before, but thought it was worth repeating: It's in Apple's DNA that technology alone is not enough. That MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 4, 2011 7:59 AM ET
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In the middle of a live broadcast discussing Twitter's new president, Google's (GOOG) Android market share and why Microsoft's (MSFT) Windows Phone 7 is a terrible name for an operating system, the guest pauses to ask his co-host: "Speaking of well-hung Wookies, does this show have a sponsor?"
The guest is Daring Fireball's John Gruber, dean of MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 15, 2011 6:16 AM ET
A casual remark by an Apple blogger sets the agenda for a tech news cycle
Daring Fireball's John Gruber was writing a brief note about HP's (HPQ) TouchPad tablet computer, unveiled Wednesday but not available before this summer, when he dropped the "3" bomb:
Summer feels like a long time away. If my theory is right, they're not only going to be months behind the iPad 2, but if they slip MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 10, 2011 6:36 AM ET
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HP took the lid off its next-gen mobile strategy yesterday and unveiled the 9.7-inch Touchpad, a 1.6-pound tablet with a 1.2 GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor running off webOS -- the same operating system Palm's most recent products used -- 1,024 x 768 resolution display like the iPad, Beats audio along with Adobe Flash 10.1 and HTML5 MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Feb 10, 2011 6:00 AM ET
The company would be different -- but not necessarily weaker -- without its co-founder
Whenever Steve Jobs takes a medical leave -- and the one announced Monday is his third in less than six years -- the question invariably arises: What happens to Apple (AAPL) when he leaves the company for good?
The stock -- to address the immediate concern of investors -- will take a hit. The U.S. markets were MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 17, 2011 11:37 AM ET
What did Apple's CEO really learn during those 12 years in the wilderness?
According to Randall Stross, who addressed the question in a guest article in the Sunday New York Times, what Steve Jobs learned from his mistakes at NeXT -- the company he founded in 1985 after he was stripped of his authority at Apple (AAPL) -- was to retain talent and to delegate.
"Almost every aspect of the [NeXT MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 3, 2010 11:36 AM ET
If you buy the rumors that Apple is building a phone for Verizon, January 2011 makes sense
Here's how Daring Fireball's John Gruber sees events unfolding:
The device code named N92 (the iPhone 4 was N90), now in being tested in-house by Apple (AAPL) engineers according to Gruber's sources, reaches device verification test (DVT) level this fall, which is when the secret prototypes go out for field testing. (See Gizmodo here.)
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Mark Papermaster's fate was sealed long before antennagate, according to Wall St. Journal
Here's what we have learned about the departure of the Apple (AAPL) senior vice president Mark Papermaster, the man in charge of the iPhone 4, since the New York Times reported Saturday that he had left the company.He did not leave Apple voluntarily. "From what I've heard, it's clear he was sacked," writes Daring Fireball's John Gruber, citing MORE Philip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 9, 2010 7:19 AM ET
Asymco's Horace Dediu has mastered the art of the eye-opening AAPL graphic
Among the rarefied group of amateur analysts who follow Apple's (AAPL) financial movements like a obsessed fan tracking a favorite band, Horace Dediu is a rock star. In the six months since he has been posting his thoughts and analysis on asymco.com, he's attracted a small but influential following, including many past winners of our quarterly Analysts Smackdowns. In MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 4, 2010 7:30 AM ET
A raucous opening Friday for the company's first retail presence in the city of Brotherly Love
One of the differences between Boston, where I was born, and Philadelphia, where I worked for a year in '70s, is that Philadephians envy New York City and Bostonians just hate it.
Another difference is that Boston has had an Apple Store -- the largest in the U.S. -- for more than two years. Until MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 1, 2010 6:05 AM ET
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