Steve Jobs have changed the way we use and imagine technology. His death is in fact a great loss. Here is a compilation of quotes uttered by him throughout the years of innovation.
“Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me… Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me.”
– Wall Street Journal 1993
“That’s been one of my mantras – focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.”
– Business Week 1998
When you’re a carpenter making a beautiful chest of drawers, you’re not going to use a piece of plywood on the back, even though it faces the wall and nobody will ever see it. You’ll know it’s there, so you’re going to use a beautiful piece of wood on the back. For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.”
– Playboy magazine 1985
“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”
– Stanford commencement speech 2005
“Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it’s really how it works. The design of the Mac wasn’t what it looked like, although that was part of it. Primarily, it was how it worked. To design something really well, you have to get it. You have to really grok what it’s all about. It takes a passionate commitment to really thoroughly understand something, chew it up, not just quickly swallow it. Most people don’t take the time to do that.”
– Wired magazine, 1994
“And it comes from saying no to 1,000 things to make sure we don’t get on the wrong track or try to do too much. We’re always thinking about new markets we could enter, but it’s only by saying no that you can concentrate on the things that are really important.”
– Business Week 2004
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.”
– Stanford commencement speech 2005
“Stay hungry, Stay Foolish”
“No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.”
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
– Standford University Commencement, 2005
The world has been totally moved today after hearing the unfortunate news that Steve Jobs, the mastermind behind Apple Inc, and the creator of devices that has revolutionized the way we use technology, had passed away.
As shocking as this can be, it comes a day after Apple announced the release of the iPhone 4S – which came to much criticism and led people to calling it a disappointment. 15 months and all Apple did was change the camera and added Siri. But that really isn’t the case right now, is it? The iPhone 4S was the product Steve wanted to release but unfortunately he stepped down as the CEO of Apple months before the release due to his deteriorating health condition.
The loss of Steve Jobs is a great loss indeed. He shaped the tech world we have today. I may not be a fan of Apple, and I may be one of those people telling you how much Android is better than the iOS, how I won’t purchase an iPhone and how I would rather use Ubuntu on a fat notebook than purchase a MacbookPro. But let me make things clear here. We probably wouldn’t have Google improving Android so much, HTC and Samsung racing to create better looking phones or PC manufacturers creating thinner computers if it wasn’t for Steve Jobs. He was the man who believed in innovation. He didn’t just go by the flow, he shaped the way we use technology now and probably for the years to come to. Or as the CEO of Twitter, Dick Costolo puts it:
Personally, I have always wanted to meet Steve Jobs. Though I wasn’t going to splash my cash on an Apple product, I have always (and will always) his ability to think differently. The ability to create new products and ideas, the ability to turn those ideas into actions and the perfectionism that brought the best out of all Apple’s products. With my life long dream being about making it to the software/tech industry, I had always wanted to have the honour to compete with Steve Jobs. And since now that would never happen, I just want to be able to change lives the way he did if I ever make it to the industry.
Now the eyes are on Apple, Tim Cook and his team. The world is watching and waiting to see how they can cope without Steve. Hopefully it doesn’t just end with the iPhone 4S that disappointed many. Hopefully, they keep innovating and doing what they do best. And I also wonder how Apple’s competitors would be treating this situation. Are they going to move forward and take the lead in innovation, or are they going to just lay back and let someone else innovate stuff (and late copy of the idea – just like how many companies are doing it). For years, Steve has been revolutionizing the tech world with new innovations and ideas, pushing technology forward without leaving any room for those who look behind, and we just have to thank him for that. May his soul rest in peace.
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life” – Steve Jobs
Finally, the moment we have all been waiting for. Apple launched the much anticipated iPad 2 in a private event today.
The iPad 2 is said to be faster than the first iPad with Apple using a custom-designed 1GHz dual-core A5 chip, which uses the same amount of power as the A4 chip but is twice as fast. The iPad 2 is 8.8mm thick while the first iPad was 13.4mm which makes it 33% thinner. And as predicted, there is a front and back facing camera which is capable of video recording at 720p at 30 frames per second and the front camera is VGA camera which is made for video conferencing. iPad 2 users will also be capable of connecting their iPads with their HDTVs with a HDMI adapter at $39.
The iPad 2 uses the iOS 4.3 operating system. There is also an improve version of AirPlay – which allows you to share songs and slideshows between the iPad and other devices. iTunes sharing is built in and FaceTime is now available for the iPad. iMovie and Garage Band which had some updates on it are also available for the iPad2 at $5.
Apple has also created “Smart Covers” for the iPad2 – which acts like a casing and protects the screen of the iPad 2 from damage.
This is the introduction video of the iPad 2 by Apple.
The iPad 2 will be available (in both white and black) starting March 11 in the U.S. and March 25 in 26 more countries. It’ll be offered in 16GB, 32GB of 64GB models, either with Wi-Fi or both Wi-Fi and 3G, all for the same prices as the first iPad.
Tell us what you think about the iPad 2, will you be spending your cash on it?
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The event that we have all been waiting for is now OFFICIAL. Apple has called for a press conference on the 2nd of March for the release of its second version of the ever popular iPad tablet – the iPad 2.
This event which has been rumored by many tech pundits out there was confirmed when Apple issued an invitation to members of the press.
There has been so many rumors surrounding the production of the iPad 2. The most common (and also the most likely) was the front and back facing camera.
The second most common rumor is that the iPad 2 would be slimmer and lighter. It is also said to have a better resolution that the first iPad.
The iPad 2 is also rumored to have a better sound system. It has been said that it would have a wide-range speaker for better speaker capabilities. This can be agreed considering the fact that the iPad is used to watch movies amongst a group of people instead of just an individual.
I have also been hearing a lot of the iPad 2 having a USB port. This would be useful to connect the iPad with other devices like computers and printers.
And we have all heard about the iPad 2 having a Dual Core CPU. This should give the iPad 2 far better multitasking capabilities compared to its previous devices.
So that was a list of rumors that I’ve been hearing regarding the iPad 2, now I shall give you a list of features I have expecting from Apple to include in the iPad 2.
- A screen that smudges less. It would be great if this happens considering the heavy usage of the iPad by someone. You don’t want to keep cleaning the screen.
- More variations of the Ipad 2. Maybe it’s time for Apple to come out of its traditional white surface and create a few colours of the iPad 2. Honestly, I don’t want to be using the same device as everyone else.
- A faster International Release. Living in one of those contries that usually gets product many months later, I hope Apple has learnt from what happened when it first release the iPad and be ready for a huge demand in America and outside of America.
That’s my list, now I would like to here yours. What do you want from the iPad 2?? Tell us via our comment page below, we would love to hear from our readers.
Apple has release its revenue for the first quarter of 2011. Apple’s revenue and profits set new records for the company – revenue reached $26.74 billion for the quarter that ended on the 25th of December 2010 which is an increase of 71% compared to last year. Their net quarterly profit on the other hand hit $6 billion.
Apple sold 4.13 million Macs during the quarter, a 23 percent unit increase over the year-ago quarter. The Company sold 16.24 million iPhones in the quarter, representing 86 percent unit growth over the year-ago quarter. Apple sold 19.45 million iPods during the quarter, representing a seven percent unit decline from the year-ago quarter. The Company also sold 7.33 million iPads during the quarter.
Apple however did not announce Apple TV sales but it has been reported to have topped 1 million units in December 2010. Apple has also said that it’s international sales accounted for 62 percent of the quarter’s revenue.
[Source: Huffington Post]
The creators of the App Store phenomenon, The Apple App Store, are going to hit their 10th billion download anytime soon. This is in fact a great success for Apple Inc and their App Store.
To celebrate this occasion, Apple hasn’t just put up a big counter on their website but will also give a $10,000 iTunes gift card to the user that downloads the 10th billion app. So what are you waiting for, visit the Apple App Store and start downloading what could be your best app yet!