Today in Apple history: Apple denies Steve Jobs’ love of ninja stars


Ninja star
Jobs apparently tried to take one of these on his private jet.
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September 14: Today in Apple history: Apple denies Steve Jobs' love of ninja stars September 14, 2010: Security workers reportedly stop Steve Jobs at Japan’s Kansai International Airport. The reason? The Apple CEO supposedly tried to bring ninja throwing stars onto his private plane while heading home from vacation.

It’s one of the most bizarre Jobs stories ever. Apple, however, quickly spoils the internet’s fun. Cupertino issues a statement describing the reports as “pure fiction” (although Apple acknowledges that Jobs visited Japan over the summer).

Designer preps new version of Steve Jobs’ iconic mock turtleneck


Want to dress like Steve Jobs? It'll cost you $270 -- plus a pair of Levi's.
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Fashion designer Issey Miyake, creator of Steve Jobs’ iconic mock turtleneck, is launching a very similar shirt. Called the Semi-Dull T, it will go on sale next month for $270.

Although not exactly the same, the new creation looks close enough to the original to inspire a strong sense of déjà vu.