Disney CEO Bob Iger believes that Apple and Disney may have merged had Steve Jobs still been alive. He makes the revelations in his forthcoming autobiography, an extract of which was published by Vanity Fair.

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In the extract, Mr. Iger said:

I believe that if Steve were still alive, we would have combined our companies, or at least discussed the possibility very seriously

Mr. Iger wrote movingly about his relationship with Mr. Jobs. He said that “with every success the company has had since Steve’s death, there’s always a moment in the midst of my excitement when I think, I wish Steve could be here for this.”

Revelations About His Cancer

Elsewhere in the extract, Mr. Iger recalled how Mr. Jobs had told him his cancer had returned just minutes before they were due to announce Disney’s purchase of Apple. The two men went for a walk and then Mr. Jobs made the revelation:

He told me the cancer was now in his liver and he talked about the odds of beating it. He was going to do whatever it took to be at his son Reed’s high school graduation, he said. When he told me that was four years away, I felt devastated. It was impossible to be having these two conversations—about Steve facing his impending death and about the deal we were supposed to be closing in minutes—at the same time.

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The article summary says:
“Disney CEO Bob Iger gives insight into their relaitonshi and believes that Apple and Disney may have merged had Steve Jobs still been alive.”

Please tell me, what is a “relaitonshi”?


I keep seeing your comments on spelling and it makes me glad someone is seeing what I am seeing throughout the stories lately. Basic Mac OS spell check can find all these issues too, so I don’t get why they are there. It is like basic spelling has left the building at the Mac Observer.
Someone needs to go on a Safari and find it again.