An emotional Steve Jobs is back on stage after a year of (public) absence to introduce new iPods & iTunes 9. Ironically, the event happened exactly a year after Steve Jobs jockey dismissed the rumours of his death by quoting Mark Twain at an Apple Special Music Event. Read More
In an iPod focused event, Steve Jobs revamped the full iPod line up and introduced a new version of iTunes. The most memorable part of the day was however Steve tackling with humour the announcement of his recent death by quoting the great American writer Mark Twain ‘Reports of my death are greatly exaggerated’. Read More
This is a very disappointing event. At the time, Apple was rumoured to (finally) unveil a phone. But instead it announced a partnership with Motorola and Cingular in the form of the ROKR phone which could hold just 100 songs from iTunes. It’s funny to see Steve trying his best to make this underwhelming product appealing. Apple was of course secretly working on the iPhone which would be announced only 16 months later.
Thankfully, Steve has a little something in his front pocket, the highly acclaimed iPod nano. Read More
In an iPod-focus event, Steve Jobs refreshed the full iPod line-up and introduced the first iPod touch. A few year later, iPod touch would becomes Apple’s best selling iPod.
One more thing. Steve also introduced the iTunes WiFi Music Store and a partnership with Starbucks. Read More
Steve Jobs unveiled the puck shaped Apple TV 2 and the short lived Ping music service. Read More
Steve Jobs’ commencement speech at Stanford is one of the greatest reflections on life we’ve ever heard. It’s probably Steve’s most memorable public address and certainly one of his best legacy for generations to come.
It’s 14 minutes long and worth every second. Watch it again or read the full transcript. Read More
WWDC ’07 was mostly a rehash of last year’s WWDC keynote and pretty uneventful. Steve Jobs previewed, again, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard and introduced web apps for iPhone and Safari for Windows.
But the highlight of the keynote was certainly Intel’s CEO, Paul Otellini, delivering the first Intel wafer to Steve Jobs, disguised as an Intel Bunny! Instant classic. Only Steve could persuade CEO’s to perform ‘circus tricks. like that! Read More