The news of the death of Steve Jobs hit the tech world hard, but it may have hit fans of Apple products even harder. As the news trickled out across the globe, spanning various time zones, Apple lovers spontaneously began to congregate at Apple stores in a number of countries in an amazing display of respect for the visionary business leader.
The announcement of Steve Jobs' retirement last week set off a predictable wave of media profiles and career retrospectives, but given the sensitive nature of his departure, most avoided bringing humor to the topic, until now.
I guess we should have seen it coming, but the news late Wednesday that Steve Jobs will resign as Apple CEO is sending shock waves through the tech world. Few companies have had their success more closely tied to their chief executive than Jobs at Apple. Now with Jobs no longer steering the ship, what's in the future for the Cupertino based giant?
In the annals of Apple popular culture, this is a first. A Taiwan-based tea company has just released a tea commercial featuring a dead ringer for Steve Jobs, peddling not just the iPad 2, but Taiwanese tea.
The world's obsession with Apple CEO Steve Jobs continues. Last time it was the Steve Jobs action figure and now the man behind the iconic iPod, iPad, iPhone and MacBook can be enshrined in faux-carbonite on your iPhone 4 forever.
It's hard to imagine the likes of Steve Jobs or Bill Gates being wowed by technology, let alone being nervous to their core. Turns out it happens, and for Jobs it was the television, as he goes from marveling to feeling ill in in the span of seconds.
Apple's Steve Jobs just announced that he's taking a medical leave from the company, his second since a 2009 leave that he took in order to receive a kidney transplant.
When the MacBook Air first came out, it was quickly recognized as an impressive feat of engineering — it was the world's thinnest laptop to date — but why would you need one? That's a question Apple has been trying to figure out ever since. The company's answer today? The new MacBook Air "the future" of laptops, according to Steve Jobs. "We think all notebooks are going to be like this one day."
The iPad's 10-inch screen makes it almost as big as most laptops out there, and it's a size that a lot of competitors aren't going with for their own tablets. The sweet spot for hopeful rivals to the iPad seems to be seven inches, a screen size that Apple CEO Steve Jobs is calling "too small" to work for tablets.
Up above is one of 17 such testing chambers, the likes of which Apple used to put the iPhone 4 through the paces. The chambers are manned by 18 engineers with PhDs (so, do two of them have to share?), all of whom, apparently, are right handed.