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Future MacBook Pros to Have MacBook Air-like Bodies in March 2012. Standard SSD, Ivy Bridge (20% Faster), Insane Battery Life, and Touchpad Expanded to Entire Palmrest

14 Feb

The Next-Generation MacBook Pro 2012.

The Next-Generation MacBook Pro 2012

Updates will include (standard):

  • MacBook Air-like body for all MacBook Pros (including the 15-in, but possible excluding the 17-in)
  • SSD Drives
  • Intel Ivy Bridge (20% Faster)
  • Insane Battery Life (since there’s no Hard Drive, Ethernet, or Firewire)
  • And a Touchpad Expanded to the Entire Palmrest (transition to the iPad/tablets everywhere)

One of the best quotes from Steve Jobs, about seeing things differently

2 Dec

When you grow up you tend to get told the world is the way it is and you’re life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family, have fun, save a little money.

That’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.

Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.

Steve Jobs Says This Will Be Your Greatest Life Revelation.

My Christmas present, please? Apple founding papers are up for sale. Just $150,000. NBD.

2 Dec

Apple Founding Papers Are Up For Sale.

“Stephen G. Wozniak”, “steven p. jobs” and “Ronald Wayne”. The latter had the best signature on Apple Computer’s founding contract, signed on April 1st, 1976. Too bad he used it again to sell his 10% share for $800.

Today, his 10% would have had a $35 billion market capitalization. Wayne always says he doesn’t regret selling because at the time it was the best choice. Whatever, Ronald, WHATEVER.

The two contracts, the one founding the company and the one with Wayne selling his shares, are going to be auctioned by Sotheby’s on December 13. The company believes the lot may reach $150,000. [Sotheby’s via Paul Fraser]

Called it. An Apple TV Set is in the works. Hinted by Steve Jobs. Get ready for your living room to change just like your music did. Time to invest in AAPL?

25 Oct

Apple Television Set Prototypes Reportedly In the Works – Mac Rumors.

– Based on Jan-11 meetings in Asia (not with component suppliers), we believe Apple is investing in manufacturing facilities and securing supply for LCD displays. These displays could range from 3.5″ mobile displays to 50″ television displays. 

– More recently, in Sept-11 we met with a contact close to an Asian component supplier who indicated that prototypes of an Apple television are in the works.

Apple could sell 1.4 million television sets at an average selling price of $1800 in 2012, ramping up to 4.3 million units by 2014 as costs drop to an average selling price of $1400. Munster’s estimates, which are of course essentially guesses informed by current market trends, put Apple’s share of the connected TV market at 3% in 2014, with the company bringing in $6 billion in revenue from the segment.

Apple just posted the exclusive, inspirational “A celebration of Steve’s life.” Lots of wisdom and quotes. Must watch via Safari.

23 Oct

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Watch here: http://events.apple.com.edgesuite.net/10oiuhfvojb23/event/index.html

Tim Cook speaking to Apple Campus

Very sad to see Tim Cook tear up.

Watch the special event, filmed live at the Apple campus in Cupertino, California.

Streaming video requires Safari 4 or 5 on Mac OS X Snow Leopard or Lion, Safari on iOS 3 or later, or QuickTime 7 on Windows.

Apple Remembers: Video of ‘Celebrating Steve’ Memorial Now Available To The Public | TechCrunch.

Steve Jobs’ Biography is already #1 on Amazon’s Best Sellers for Best Books #teechy

21 Oct

Steve Jobs

Product Description

Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

At a time when America is seeking ways to sustain its innovative edge, and when societies around the world are trying to build digital-age economies, Jobs stands as the ultimate icon of inventiveness and applied imagination. He knew that the best way to create value in the twenty-first century was to connect creativity with technology. He built a company where leaps of the imagination were combined with remarkable feats of engineering.

Although Jobs cooperated with this book, he asked for no control over what was written nor even the right to read it before it was published. He put nothing off-limits. He encouraged the people he knew to speak honestly. And Jobs speaks candidly, sometimes brutally so, about the people he worked with and competed against. His friends, foes, and colleagues provide an unvarnished view of the passions, perfectionism, obsessions, artistry, devilry, and compulsion for control that shaped his approach to business and the innovative products that resulted.

Driven by demons, Jobs could drive those around him to fury and despair. But his personality and products were interrelated, just as Apple’s hardware and software tended to be, as if part of an integrated system. His tale is instructive and cautionary, filled with lessons about innovation, character, leadership, and values.

About the Author

Walter Isaacson, the CEO of the Aspen Institute, has been chairman of CNN and the managing editor of Time magazine. He is the author of Benjamin Franklin: An American Life and of Kissinger: A Biography, and the coauthor of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife and daughter.

All the Best Leaks from the Steve Jobs Biography #teechy

21 Oct

And theres such an immense amount of intimate strangeness that hasnt been revealed yet—not until Walter Isaacsons book comes out on the 24th. But from the above, you can already see the portrait of a man devoid of keynote charm. An autocrat behind closed doors, stubborn enough to defy both the president and cancer itself. He wanted to destroy Google. He at times eschewed modern medicine. He forced a promise from Yo-Yo Ma to play at his funeral, years in advance. He took his inspiration for the Mac from a Cuisinart, the AP says. He named his entire company after a day trip hed taken to an Apple orchard.

via All the Best Leaks from the Steve Jobs Biography.

Steve Jobs Refused a Potentially Life-Saving Surgery for 9 months #teechy

21 Oct

Walter Isaacson, the author of the upcoming official Steve Jobs biography, told 60 minutes that Steve Jobs refused what could have potentially been a life-saving surgery. Remember, though Jobs had pancreatic cancer, he also had a very rare form that was treatable through surgery. Jobs didn’t want that surgery.

 

Isaacson, who had numerous conversations with Jobs, says:

“I think that he kind of felt that if you ignore something, if you don’t want something to exist, you can have magical thinking…we talked about this a lot. He wanted to talk about it, how he regretted it….I think he felt he should have been operated on sooner.”

via Why Steve Jobs Refused a Potentially Life-Saving Surgery.

Steve Jobs Was Ready For “Thermonuclear War” Against Android for Stealing Apple’s Ideas #teechy

21 Oct

“I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Apples $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong,” Jobs said. “Im going to destroy Android, because its a stolen product. Im willing to go thermonuclear war on this.”Jobs used an expletive to describe Android and Google Docs, Googles Internet-based word processing program. In a subsequent meeting with Schmidt at a Palo Alto, Calif., cafe, Jobs told Schmidt that he wasnt interested in settling the lawsuit, the book says.”I dont want your money. If you offer me $5 billion, I wont want it. Ive got plenty of money. I want you to stop using our ideas in Android, thats all I want.”

via Steve Jobs Was Ready For “Thermonuclear War” With Google.

Steve Jobs Worked the Day Before He Died #truepassion #teechy

19 Oct

From a commenter: “I agree with you. What I think some people cant begin to comprehend is what it must be like to create something like Apple, INC out of nothing and for it to become what it is. Most of us will never get to that level. People sometimes put Jobs in the same category of other CEOs but it isnt like the CEO of Sony or of Disney- Steve Jobs created co-created Apple. It was his company. And to have it start as a company in a garage to success to being kicked out of it to returning and making it the biggest tech company on the planet and one of the biggest companies of any sort is a huge accomplishment. And he didnt get it there by sitting on his ass. Ever. Even when dying. And dont forget, he had been dying for years.”

via Steve Jobs Worked the Day Before He Died.

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