Last week, Apple closed all their retail stores to celebrate the life of Steve Jobs. The one and a half hour long event took place on the Apple campus in Cupertino and was streamed to all the retail stores in private. Apple CEO Tim Cook lead the event and left us with some moving thoughts and memories of Steve Jobs. You can watch the entire event now at Apple.com. Here’s to the one that changed the World.
Yesterday, Steve Jobs passed away at the age of 56. He will be truly missed by all that were touched by him, including myself. Not only did he change the scope of products, he shifted entire industries, with the music and computer industries being two that were influenced the most. But beyond all this, he was just a great person that wanted to get the best out of people. He was one of the greatest visionaries this world has ever known and he influenced an entire generation to “Stay hungry, stay foolish”.
You can find Apple’s official statement here. A part of it reads “Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.”
The white iPhone 4 was first unveiled back in June at the official iPhone 4 release and since Apple’s been hit with delay after delay. Then, the Verizon iPhone 4 came to town which threw the entire production cycle to the mountains. Now, the white Unicorn’s finally going to be available in 28 countries starting tomorrow. Among the 28 countries are Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, the U.S. and the UK.
Earlier today, Steve Jobs took the covers off what many fanboys may have already seen. The iPhone 4 is the thinnest iPhone we’ve ever seen and Steve compared the overall aesthetics to a beautiful old Leica camera. The shell’s fitted with a glass front and back and the stainless steel band that goes around the phone doubles as an antenna system. Plus, there are two cameras, one with an LED flash and a 5 megapixel sensor, both enabled for video conferencing via the FaceTime app.
Under the hood is where the real funs begins, with Apple‘s A4 chip securely fastened alongside a bigger battery which gives for 7 hours of 3G talk, 6 hours of 3G browsing, 10 hours of WiFi browsing, 10 hours of video, and 40 hours of music. The WiFi is 802.11n now and the display’s extremely crispy with a 960 x 640 resolution that should be perfect for viewing that HD video you record at 720p / 30fps.
The iPhone 4 will be available in white or black, retailing at $199 for the 16GB model and $299 for 32GB. They go on sale June 24th, and AT&T will be giving some extra grace upgrade timing — up to six months early. Look for preorders to begin next week.
Not only did Steve Jobs make an appearance at tonight’s Oscars, but Apple’s iPad also got some screentime. The ad is everything you’d expect from the boys in Cupertino and then some. It avoids showing the video playback in motion, which we’re not too surprised about but what was shown looked flawless. The Apple iPad is due to hit stores on April 3rd, with pre-ordering to begin in the coming days.
The boys in Cupertino have finally officially taken the covers off their newest device. It’ll be called the iPad, a name that’s been floating around for quite sometime. It looks great. The body’s slim, looks pretty comfy in Jobs’ hands. The OS is like an exploded version of the iPhone’s with a few cool features like ability to view YouTube in HD and an email interface with some enhanced aesthetics. Landscape and portrait view are enabled in the majority of uses. You’ve got maps, calendars, built-in iTunes Store, and iPhoto integration with events, places and faces. Movies, TV shows, music videos, audiobooks, just about everything you can watch on your iPhone, you can access through this beauty.
Hardware specs – 1.5 lbs., 0.5 inch thick with a 9.7 inch display, full capacitive multitouch, all powered by the 1GHz Apple A4 chip. Storage can be from 16GB to 64GB of flash memory. The usual suspects are all here – bluetooth 2.1 EDR, accelerometer, compass, WiFi 802.11n, microphone, and speaker. The iPad has a 10-hour battery life with a month of standby time. Wow. (more…)
With Stevie out of commission for a few months and Apple having to celebrate the Mac’s 25th anniversary without him, we thought we’d show you guys a video of when the Apple and Steve Jobs first mated to create the Apple Macintosh in 1984.
See the video after the jump. (more…)
Probably not. But Planet Mat seems to think that an external keyboard is something the iPhone desperately needs. As much as we personally disagree with this, we do think that the design they came up with isn’t half bad. It can double as a case, too. (more…)
Merry Christmas, young man! You’ve just been blessed with a free copy of Final Cut Studio 2 straight from Cupertino. A Greenwich High School wrote a letter to Steve Jobs asking for the educational discount on a copy of Final Cut Studio 2 and ended up getting the damn thing for free. Lucky lad, aren’t ya?
Richard Townhill, Director, Pro Video Product Marketing replied to the boy asking for the mailing address. His Steveness gets another pinching of the cheeks.
Read the sent letter and reply below. (more…)