In an interview, Bill Gates talked about Steve Jobs, saying he was a master at “casting spells” to keep Apple from dying. Kind of odd to see a businessman like him use language like “casting spells” but I guess that’s analogies for you.
While it’s really easy to imitate the bad parts of Steve, Gates said, “I have yet to meet any person who in terms of picking talent, hyper-motivating that talent,” who could match him. “He brought some incredibly positive things along with that toughness.”
Jobs was a singular case, Gates said, where Apple was on a path to die and goes on to become the most valuable company in the world. There aren’t going to be many stories like that, he said.
Eddy Cue sat down for an interview with GQ, talking about Apple TV+, Steve Jobs, iTunes, and more.
Today, says Cue, most people subscribe to a satellite or cable service. “But do you think that’ll be the case ten years from now? I don’t think even the cable and satellite people are going to raise their hands. There’s a pretty rapid change coming.”
Chris Lattner, creator of Apple’s Swift programming language, does a podcast interview with John Sundell.
Chris Lattner, creator of Swift, joins John on this 50th episode of the show — to discuss the current state of Swift and how it came to be, as well as to speculate about what the future of the language and its ecosystem might look like.
Bill Stasior previously led Siri development at Apple. He sat down to discuss virtual assistants and how they can improve in the next 3-5 years.
The Mac Observer’s Dave Hamilton recently appeared on Chuck Joiner’s MacVoices show. Fresh from WWDC19, Mr. Hamilton talks about first impressions of the new Mac Pro (and its intended market), macOS Catalina a geek’s perspective (like the separate system volume), and HomeKit-enabled routers. I liked his perspective on the Mac Pro. The thousand-dollar stand got most of the media attention, but it’s a pro device for specific audiences, such as videographers. There’s a reason why Apple kept comparing the Pro Display XDR to a US$43,000 Sony monitor. Mr. Hamilton also knows routers well, and how Apple is acknowledging that other companies do networking hardware better.
Sitting down with CBS News’ Norah O’Donnell, Tim Cook talks about iOS 13 privacy features like Sign In with Apple. The interview will air on CBS Evening News tonight at 6:30 EST.
In Angela Ahrendts’ first interview since leaving Apple, the former SVP of Retail sat down with Jessi Hempel, host of LinkedIn’s Hello Monday podcast. She talked about when Tim Cook pursued her for the job, her first six months at Apple, the experience of switching industries, and her three takeaways from leaving Apple.
One: never forget where you came from. And what I mean by that is no different than what I did at Burberry. We looked back, because that’s your foundation, right? When I came to Apple, I’d go out in the field and they’d talk about, “Steve said our job was to enrich lives” And “Steve said this and wrote that.” I could have thrown all that out, but [I thought] no let’s codify that. Let’s protect that. So, my first lesson, what I’ve learned from them after I hit 140 stores (what that taught me) is never forget where you came from, and use that as your foundation.
Nancy Gibbs interviewed Tim Cook at the Time 100 Summit today. Among the topics discussed were privacy, encryption, politics, and more.
So far, doctors have been fairly comfortable with Apple’s health features because of the company’s commitment to privacy.
Ultimately, Ms. Ahrendts says stores should lessen their focus on numbers and invest in people.
Despite Apple’s stance on privacy, Tim Cook defended Google on iOS during an interview with Axios that aired last night.
The latest Apple interview is with Anand Shimpi and Phil Schiller who explained the A12X chip.
There’s a new interview out from Design Milk involving Phil Schiller and John Ternus to talk about the iPad Pro design and engineering.
Phil Schiller talks about the iPhone XR, including the iPhone XR screen and why the resolution shouldn’t matter.
John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to talk about Tim Cook’s Vice interview, plus they explore John’s new found love for the iPhone XS Max’s giant screen.
He talked with Arianna Huffington about iOS 12 Screen Time, iOS update cycle compared to Android, and more.
Steve Jobs was an interesting and fascinating man, and his interviews reflect that. If you’re interested in checking out his insights going back to 1980—well before the internet and smartphones—check out the All About Steve Jobs website. Their collection of interviews includes magazine articles along with videos from Rolling Stone, Playboy, Fortune, Smithsonian, and more.
Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Bloomberg’s Tim Cook interview, plus Jeff has a tip for installing macOS Mojave on an external drive.
San Jose – Aleksey Novicov shows his iPhone contact sharing app Slip to Jeff Gamet at AltConf and WWDC 2018.
San Jose – Jeff Gamet talks with Support Your App CEO Daria Leshchenko at AltConf and WWDC 2018 about resources for developers looking for assistance with customer support.