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How Apple got its mojo back after the death of Steve Jobs

In August of 2014, Apple’s Chief Design Officer Jony Ive flew to New York in a jet filled with Apple Watches. He had arranged for a special unveiling of the company’s new product at the Carlyle Hotel on the Upper East Side, exclusively for Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour. Ive insisted that Wintour see the watch before the general public, an unusual request for “a company that kept its work shrouded in mystery so that it could reveal new products with a magician’s flair,” writes journalist Tripp Mickle in his new book, “After Steve: How Apple Became a Trillion-Dollar Company and Lost...
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How Apple and Steve Jobs Changed the World

Today, Apple is a household name. Everyone knows products like the iPod, the iPhone, and the Mac. If you don’t own an Apple product yourself, you probably know somebody who does. But Apple’s success didn’t come overnight. Game changing innovations like the iPod and iPhone pushed Apple into the limelight, and turned computers from tools to a huge part of our everyday lives.
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Apple's evolution from Steve Jobs to Tim Cook

Apple's climb to become the world's most valuable company came to fruition as Steve Jobs built the tech giant and as former chief design officer Jony Ive and current chief executive officer Tim Cook took it to the next level. This according to New York Times tech reporter Tripp Mickle's...

Steve Jobs used his vacation time to bombard Apple staffers with phone calls, says iPod's creator — here's why

Like most employees, Tony Fadell used to silently rejoice when his boss went on vacation. Then, Fadell joined Apple in 2001 and realized that Steve Jobs' downtime was different than most bosses' vacations. On a recent podcast episode of "The Tim Ferriss Show," Fadell – known as the inventor of the iPod and co-creator of the iPhone – said that when Jobs left the office, Apple's employees would get two or three days of relative silence. Then, often without warning, they'd start getting calls from Jobs with new ideas.

Steve Jobs Wanted the First iPhone on Verizon to Avoid a SIM Card Slot

The story of the iPhone may have unfolded very differently had Apple’s engineers not convinced Steve Jobs to abandon one of his design principles. According to “iPodfather” Tony Fadell, Apple’s legendary co-founder and CEO was opposed to the original iPhone having a SIM card slot, as he felt it would detract from the device’s elegant design.

3 Brilliant Presentation Hacks Steve Jobs Used to Launch the iPod

The launch of the first iPod in October 2001 didn't revolutionize just the music industry. It was one of the most celebrated product launches of all time. It's worth revisiting Steve Jobs's iconic product launch now that Apple has announced that, after two decades, it will stop making the portable player.

24 years ago, Steve Jobs made tech sexy again

Tech is sexy, or at least it can be, and that's mostly thanks to Steve Jobs and the iMac, which was unveiled 24 years ago this week. Your options for home and office computing in 1998 were dull and duller. So-called white-box PCs dominated the personal computing landscape. They were invariably white or beige rectangles, featuring multiple removable storage slots, a grill to let some air move over the large motherboards, and giant CRT monitors balanced on top of them. The keyboard and mouse were rote efforts that got the job done.