One way to keep iPhones secure: Let Apple look inside, not the FBI


Former Apple CEO John Sculley has an interesting idea about how Apple might approach the FBI's request.
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There are plenty of opposing views about how Apple should handle the FBI’s demand to create a backdoor to unlock a dead terrorist’s iPhone.

One idea we haven’t heard before, however, is a concept put forward by former Apple CEO John Sculley: Cupertino could help provide the desired information, but Apple (not the government) could be in charge of reading the messages.

John Sculley says Steve Jobs movie is ‘extraordinary’


1984 --- Steve Jobs and John Sculley --- Image by Ed Kashi/CORBIS
Steve Jobs and John Sculley in 1984.
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Former Apple CEO John Sculley says the new Steve Jobs movie is “extraordinary entertainment,” and thinks it will be “every bit as successful” as Aaron Sorkin’s previous Silicon Valley biopic The Social Network.

Like Andy Herzfeld, however, Sculley notes that the movie is not always accurate and that there, “was a lot of creative license taken.”

Pop culture blows it when it comes to Steve Jobs


Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs.
Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs.
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Steve Jobs is often portrayed as an egotistical tyrant in the books, movies, and documentaries that try to encapsulate the Apple CEO but according to someone who was both one of Jobs closest friends and a bitter rival, pop culture has totally blown it when it comes to portraying Steve.

Former Apple CEO John Sculley says he’s optimistic that the upcoming Steve Jobs movie written by Aaron Sorkin will fix some of his problems with how Jobs’ personality has been misrepresented.

Meet the cheap, stylish smartphones backed by ex-Apple CEO John Sculley


Obi Worldphone’s first smartphones are here.
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Backed by ex-Apple CEO John Sculley, Obi Worldphone is a startup company that’s hoping to shake up the affordable Android market with two new devices that combine stylish designs and decent specifications with even more attractive price tags.

Meet the Obi Worldphone SF1 and SJ1.5, which start at as little as $129.

John Sculley drew ‘Mac phone’ concept for Steve Jobs in 1984

John Sculley drew a 'Mac phone' concept for Steve Jobs back in the 80s.
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Former Apple CEO and business parter of Steve Jobs, John Sculley dropped some interesting new tidbits about Apple’s history in a recent interview. He said that all the way back in 1984, Jobs was dreaming up the idea of a “Mac phone.”

This “Mac phone” would be a desktop device that acted as a phone, but ran a version of the Mac’s software.