Steve Jobs Authorized Biography Scheduled for 2012 Release



Simon & Schuster announced on Sunday that the authorized biography of Apple CEO Steve Jobs has been scheduled for an early 2012 release. The book entitled iSteve: The Book of Jobs is being written by Walter Isaacson, who has been working on the biography since 2009 and has enjoyed rare and exclusive interviews with Jobs, members of his family, and his colleagues at Apple.

Though there are already a number of biographies about Jobs, none of them are official. One of the most famous, called iCon, was pulled from Apple stores shortly after its arrival because of the way in which it portrayed the hugely respected CEO.

Isaacson, who is a former Time managing editor, has previously written biographies about Albert Einstein and Benjamin Franklin – and is known write impartial but bestselling profiles.

Jobs’ decision to agree to an authorized biography has been a surprise to many, as the Apple co-founder is renowned for being secretive about his personal life.

[via 9to5 Mac]

  • Mark Holmes

    It will be a wonderful and insightful read, I would expect, given the author and the subject. Like him or not, Jobs is without a doubt one of the most influential voices in tech of the last century. I would expect that future generations will group him with Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford.

  • Alan Hewett

    It’s possible Steve feels it is time to tell his story his way. With his health problems and all, he could feel that he wont get another chance to help tell the story. Who knows. I’ll sure buy the book, and wish Mr. Jobs good health and long life.

  • Dvoros

    Its also possible that Steve’s health issues are extremely serious and this is his last hurrah. I hope not but it could be true.

  • Wirehedd

    Uh, no, they won’t. Steve Jobs is a brilliant businessman as well as an infamous managerial type but the names you group him with were great inventors and that is something Steve Jobs has NEVER been. The Apple computer was created wholly and singularly by Steve Wozniak not Steve Jobs.

    I can see Woz being grouped with Edison, Ford and Bell but Steve Jobs will go down in history with names like Carnegie, Hearst and Buffet.

    I’ll buy and read it regardless of that but a lot of people don’t have a true grasp of the reality that Steve Jobs did not create the personal computer, Steve Wozniak did, and that Steve Jobs is a brilliant marketing mind, not an inventor.