Why Tim Cook Said Development Of Apple Watch Took Three Years

apple watchIn his interview with Charlie Rose, Tim Cook spoke about something that Apple generally doesn’t speak on media platforms. According to John Gruber, Apple avoids discussions or statements on product development process as it doesn’t want the competition to know about Apple’s development cycle. But Tim Cook did speak about the time taken for the development of Apple Watch as he said, “We had an intense team working on this for three years”. Read More

Tim’s Note Remembers Steve On His Third Death Anniversary

steve jobsThe world’s most innovative company’s co-founder Steve Jobs passed away three years ago due to respiratory arrest related to pancreatic cancer. He was just 55 years old at the time of his death. Since the death anniversary falls on Sunday and some of the employees won’t be at work, Tim Cook sent out an email to Apple employees before the weekend. In the mail, Tim Cook shared some of his thoughts on Jobs’ undying influence on Apple’s products. Read More

Steve Jobs’ Reaction If Something Could Not Be Done

Steve JobsSteve Jobs was known for his eye for detail and perfection in work, which still shows in almost all Apple products. He was also known to be a tough manager to work with. An ex-Apple and NeXT employee, Ken Rosen, shared with Business Insider Steve Jobs’ reaction when Jobs was told that some work was not possible. Ken Rosen had worked directly with Steve Jobs during his tenure at NeXT, although not at Apple. Currently Ken is a managing partner at one of the consultation agency known as Performance Works. Read More

Competition Between Apple And Google Is More Brutal Than Ever: Eric Schmidt

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To promote their recently published book “How Google Works”, Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt and former SVP of products Jonathan Rosenberg did an interview with Bloomberg. The book covers a wide range of topics about Google, like its strategy, corporate culture, talent, innovation, dealing with disruption, and a lot more. During the interview, Schmidt spoke about Apple’s iOS vis-a-vis Google’s Android and the recently launched Apple phones. Read More

Steve’s Private Jet Is Now Ive’s

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Apple’s senior vice president of design, Jonathan Ive, flies in his private Gulfstream jet. The jet was previously owned by Steve Jobs in his last years. According to a report by Business Week, Ive bought the 15-seater dual-engine private jet from Steve’s wife Laurene Powell Jobs at a discount. Ive along with Steve Jobs did the interiors of the plane and Ive joked to one of his friend that “At least I don’t have to redesign anything.” Read More

Tim Cook Discusses Privacy, Diversity And Apple’s Philosophy

In the second part of a two part–interview of Apple CEO Tim Cook by Charlie Rose, Cook spoke about Apple, its values and privacy. Cook talks about Apple’s policy regarding the privacy of user data; he understands the fact that people “have a right to privacy.” According to him, Apple just picks up a very small set of data from users and almost all of it is encrypted. Read More

Judge Rejects $324 Million Settlement In Apple, Google Anti-Poaching Lawsuit

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An anti-trust lawsuit was filed in 2011 by tech workers of Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe accusing the four Silicon Valley giants of conspiring to avoid hiring each others workers. Earlier this year the settlement for the lawsuit was agreed at $324 Million, which now has been rejected by U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh. Read More

Bill Campbell Shares Thoughts As He Steps Down From Apple Board

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After spending 17 years with Apple, Bill Campbell has stepped down from the board of directors. Campbell will be replaced by BlackRock co-founder Sue Wagner. In an exclusive interview with Fortune, the one-time Apple executive Bill Campbell shared the interesting insights of the years he spent at Apple. He was recruited as the head of marketing in 1983 by John Sculley. Read More

Employees At Apple Avoided Lunch With Steve Jobs

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David Black, an ex-employee of Apple, in discussion with Business Insider talked about why Steve Jobs used to eat his lunch alone. Apple is Apple today because of Steve Jobs’s high standards and his interest in product design and development. According to Black, who worked with Apple for 12 years, Steve Jobs used to be very motivating and wanted his employees to be ready at all times. This meant being ready to answer Steve on what they were working on whenever they were with him. To avoid this meeting with Steve, employees used to finish their lunches within 15-20 minutes of Jobs entering the patio for lunch. Read More

Samsung Saw Steve Jobs’ Death As The Best Opportunity To Attack iPhone

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The emails and documents which are being used as evidence in the ongoing trial between Apple and Samsung have brought forward some very secret and bizarre facts. One such email from Samsung obtained by Apple Insider lets out a very interesting move by Samsung. According to this email of Oct 2011, Samsung feared Steve Jobs death could take the attention away from its new launch Galaxy S II as people perceived Jobs as visionary and perfectionist and this would prove to be an unintended benefit for Apple. So instead going after Apple publicly they tried to use this as an opportunity by launching an Anti-iPhone marketing campaign. Read More