French Designer Philippe Starck Claims Apple Will Reveal ‘Revolutionary’ New Product Within 8 Months [Updated]

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So Stack wasn't working on a new Apple TV or the iPhone 5, but Steve's private yacht instead.
Is Starck referring to an Apple television, the iPhone 5, or something else?

The French designer Philippe Starck, famous for both his interior design and mass produced goods like toothbrushes and chairs, revealed in a recent radio interview that Apple has been working on a “revolutionary” new product that will be unveiled within the next 8 months.

Walter Isaacson: Larry Page Is Wrong; Steve Jobs’s War On Android Was Real

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This Samsung handset would probably still have buttons if it wasn't for the iPhone.
This Samsung handset would probably still have buttons if it wasn't for the iPhone.

Following comments made by Google co-founder Larry Page yesterday, which suggested Steve Jobs’s thermonuclear war against Android was simply “for show” to rally the troops, Walter Isaacson has confirmed that Page is wrong, and he has insisted that Steve’s war against Android was real.

Walter Isaacson Talks At Length About Steve Jobs’s Character & Management Style [Video]

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Walter Isaacson isn't in Jony Ive's good books.
Walter Isaacson's biography on Steve Jobs became an Amazon best seller within months. Photo by Patrice Gilbert.

Walter Isaacson took to the stage in Amsterdam for the John Adams Institute recently to talk about his biography based on Steve Jobs. During the 90-minute clip, Isaacson talks at length about Steve’s character and his management style, and he recounts a number of his favorite stories about Apple’s co-founder and former CEO.

Ashton Kutcher Cancels All Other Projects To Play Steve Jobs Role That Was ‘Meant For Him’

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Kutcher is a dead ringer for Jobs in his early days.
Kutcher is a dead ringer for Jobs in his early days.

It seems Ashton Kutcher is delighted to be playing Steve Jobs in Mark Hulme’s upcoming movie, so much so that he has canceled all of his other projects and has already begun meeting with Steve’s friends to “get inside the voice.” Hulme reports that Kutcher has “poured himself” into the role that was “meant for him.”

Tim Cook Visits Beijing To Meet Chinese Officials, Pose With Fans

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Apple CEO Tim Cook poses with fan at the company's Xidan Joy City store in Beijing.
Apple CEO Tim Cook poses with fan at the company's Xidan Joy City store in Beijing.

Apple CEO Tim Cook was in Beijing today, meeting Chinese officials as the Cupertino company eyes up further growth in China. It’s his first trip to the country since he took over from Steve Jobs as CEO, and he got himself noticed with a visit Apple’s Beijing store where he stopped to pose for photographs with fans.

Is Steve Jobs’s Biography An Inspiration To Entrepreneurs, Or A Warning?

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The Albert Watson photo graces the cover of Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs.
The Albert Watson photo graces the cover of Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs.

Blogger Jason Kottke has noticed an interesting pattern: Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who take Steve Jobs’s biography not as a guide to success, but as a warning.

Kottke points to four entrepreneurs who are scaling back on work to focus on their families, lest they turn out like Steve Jobs.

Scott Forstall Will Be Apple’s Next CEO [Report]

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Will Apple regret saying goodbye to Scott Forstall?
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Apple CEO Tim Cook has barely had time to make his mark on the tech giant when an ambitious senior vice president is being portrayed as a ‘CEO-in-waiting.’ In a soon-to-be published look inside Apple, Scott Forstall is described as a potential problem for Cook, who only months ago took over for co-founder Steve Jobs.

Sculley: Steve & I Had A Terrific Relationship; If Anyone’s Going To Revolutionize TV, It’ll Be Apple

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1984 --- Steve Jobs and John Sculley --- Image by Ed Kashi/CORBIS
1984 --- Steve Jobs and John Sculley --- Image by Ed Kashi/CORBIS

John Sculley, a former Apple CEO who was at the helm of the Cupertino company between 1983 and 1993, has no doubts that it can revolutionize the television set. If anyone’s going to change the experience and the “first principles” of TV, Sculley told the BBC in a recent interview, it’s going to be Apple.

Future iOS Devices Could Be Slimmer But Stronger Thanks To Gorilla Glass 2 [CES 2012]

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Corning is at CES in Las Vegas this week to unveil its next-generation Gorilla Glass, which it promises is as tough and scratch-resistant as ever, designed to withstand the “unexpected abuses of everyday life.” It’s likely to take over its predecessor in future iOS devices, helping Apple make slimmer yet stronger iPhones, iPads, and iPods.