While Apple could certainly change its plans anytime, sources said that the Oct. 4 date has been selected by the company to showcase the iPhone 5. Sources added that the plan is now to make the new device available for purchase within a few weeks after the announcement. Source AllThingsD
A report making its way around the internet is that Apple is holding a media event, which will focus on the iPhone 5, to be held on the 4th of October. The event is said to prominently feature Apple’s new CEO Tim Cook, who faces the challenge of convincing people that Apple will be the same company without Steve Jobs at the helm. It would be nice to see Steve hand over to Tim, but maybe also – it would be better to leave the past the past and place all focus on the new CEO?
This was posted on the Apple website today, so I thought I’d share it on this website.
To the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community:
I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.
I hereby resign as CEO of Apple. I would like to serve, if the Board sees fit, as Chairman of the Board, director and Apple employee.
As far as my successor goes, I strongly recommend that we execute our succession plan and name Tim Cook as CEO of Apple.
I believe Apple’s brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it. And I look forward to watching and contributing to its success in a new role.
I have made some of the best friends of my life at Apple, and I thank you all for the many years of being able to work alongside you.
Apple TV - Image from macrumors.com
PC Mag have an interesting video review on the new Apple TV, as reported by Mac Rumours. It demonstrates some of the abilities of Steve Job’s “hobby”, except the ability to stream from your PC, which I personally find the most interesting. It is expected that Apple TV will be in consumers hands in the next few days, with Apple having dispatched the first batch of Apple TV devices to those who ordered it on first availability. Video after the jump Continue reading
iPhone 1st generation - No future OS updates?
Another one of those ‘CEO replies to a customers email’ story. Apparently a German iPhone user sent an email to Steve Jobs, the Apple CEO, asking if they will be supporting the iPhone 2G in the future.
The answer, a resounding NO. Short a sweet as usual, but if this is a real email it looks like those looking forward to OS 4.0 on their first generation iPhone will have to splash out on a new device, no OS 4.0 for you!
Is Apple supporting/updating the iPhone 2G in the Future?
Sent from my iPhone
And the short and sweet reply.
Sent from my iPhone
This is an interesting one, over the past few weeks a number of emails were sent to Steve Jobs, he responded to a few! They are short and not so sweet! No doubt he gets enough to make any iPhone weak at the knees. Here are some of the most interesting ones.
“The reader asked if there was a way he could transfer his Google Docs to his iPad through iWork.com or iDisk“. Jobs’ reply? “Yes.”
“Reader Julio R. asked Steve if we can expect a universal mailbox on the iPhone”. His answer? “Yep.”
“The iPad photo app looks incredible. Are there any plans to support Picasa’s faces and albums in iTunes….If not, please can you look into supporting the Picasa library format?His answer? “No, but iPhoto on the Mac has much better Faces and Places features.”