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The Ultimate Guide to the Elegant New iPhone SJ

Written by iHospital. Posted in iHospital iV

How do you pay homage to one of the most innovative men in the world – Steve Jobs? If your name is Antonio De Rosa of ADR Studios, you create a  captivating mockup of what the next iPhone might look like, and name it iPhone SJ in tribute of one of the smartest guys around.

A classic reinvented. Again. -Anotnio De Rosa

Antonio’s design includes a sleek glass capacitive screen on a polycarbonate lightweight body.  It also sports a new core with A6 dual core processor and a jaw dropping 10 megapixel camera (the current iPhone 4S sits at 8 megapixels) .  That is as technical as Antonio gets with no further  features listed on his website.  The mockup iPhone SJ pictures depicts a slimmed down design, an Apple logo prominently displayed on the front of the phone, an elongated home button that indicates gestures are coming, a 7 mm width, finished with an edge to edge screen that measures larger than 3.5 inches which indicates the new retina display we’ve been hearing about.

Steve Jobs Nominated for “Person of the Year”

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Apple’s co-founder Steve Jobs has been nominated for Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year” by NBC Nightly News Anchor Brian Williams.  Here is an excerpt from Brian’s nominated speech:

One guy, who changed our world, and I said to Seth Meyers as we walked across Sixth Avenue, “Just look with me on this one block walk at how he changed the world around us. Look at how he changed the world.” Not only did he change the world, but he gave us that spirit again that something was possible that you could look at a piece of plastic or glass and move your finger– that’s outlandish. You could make things bigger or smaller like that. “Oh the places you’ll go” and oh the way you will change forever the music and television industries. So may he rest in peace, Steve Jobs, and the spirit he represents, are my nominee for Person of the Year.

If Steve is selected (iHospital thinks he will be of course!) he will be the first recipient to win posthumously.  Mark Zuckerberg won in 2010 and Steve Jobs was a mentor to him as well.  It’s pretty incredible how the latest winners are all associated with how technology is changing our world. Technology has also influenced other winners over the years for the Apollo 8 Astronauts in 1968, “You” in 2006 representing the individual content creator of the Internet and of course, “The Computer” in 1982.

Steve Jobs definitely fits the mold for Time’s “Person of the Year” as it’s awarded to “a person, couple, group, idea, place, or machine that “for better or for worse, has done the most to influence the events of the year.”

Steve Jobs also appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone on October 27, 2011 for the first time.  We are happy to see Steve’s accomplishments being appreciated.

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6 Things You Need to Know about Steve Job’s Special on 60 Minutes

Written by iHospital. Posted in Apple News

Walter Isaacson, authorized biographer of Apple founder Steve Jobs, was on 60 Minutes last night approximately 24 hours before his biography becomes available in book stores around the world. Here’s a rundown of what you need to know just in case you missed it.

The Biography

The biography is made up of over one hundred interviews of Steve’s acquaintances as well as forty interviews of Steve himself. Steve initially requested Walter interview him over seven years ago (which Walter thought was a tad presumptuous). What Walter didn’t know was Steve was just about to undergo surgery for pancreatic cancer.

High Expectations

Walter mentioned that Steve could be quite rude to people – a waitress at a local restaurant, a guy who stayed up coding all night. When asked why he acted this way Steve replied, “I really want to be with people who demand perfection. And this is who I am.”

Influences

Steve’s adoptive father Paul influenced Steve to become quite the perfectionist. When working on a fence during Job’s childhood, Paul said, “You’ve got to make the back of the fence that nobody will see just as good as the front of the fence. Even though nobody will see it, you will know, and that will show you’re dedicated to making something perfect.”

The Bay Area where Steve grew up also influenced him quite drastically. Surprisingly, Steve dropped acid, listened to Dylan music but also had a passion for electronics. He did the night shift at Atari because nobody wanted to be near him – he walked around barefoot and didn’t bathe.

Steve’s simplistic style was inspired during a seven month trip to India. His encounters with Zen Buddhism encouraged the notion that simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

Rules Don’t Apply to Steve

According to Walter, Steve felt that traditional rules didn’t apply to him – he didn’t have respect for authority. This was demonstrated by not having license plates on a Mercedes sports coupe.

Cancer

Job’s cancer was discovered in 2004 during a routine scan for kidney stones. In the beginning he tried natural remedies. It wasn’t until four years later in 2008 he moved on to conventional medicine. Jobs continued to have secret cancer therapy even though he was telling everyone he was cured.

Final Years

Steve focused more on the iPad and the iPhone during the last 2.5 years of his life. He also began to see the importance of spending time with his family. During one of his last interviews with Walter Steve reflected about death by saying, “Maybe it’s ‘cause I want to believe in an afterlife. That when you die, it doesn’t just all disappear. The wisdom you’ve accumulated. Somehow it lives on,” he said on tape. He paused and went on, “Yeah, but sometimes I think it’s just like an on-off switch. Click and youre’ gone. And that’s why I don’t like putting on-off switches on Apple devices.”

Steve Jobs Vowed to Destroy Android in Battle Over Technology

Written by iHospital. Posted in Media Coverage

Steve Jobs was willing to spend every last dime of Apple’s fortune to abolish the Android operating system created by Google from the market.  The Apple co-founder, who recently passed away, was infuriated when HTC introduced its Android phone in 2010 complete with identical iPhone features.

The Associated Press obtained an early copy of Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs biography and shared some highlights.

In particular, they share Steve Jobs’ reaction to HTC’s 2010 introduction of an Android phone that shared many features of the iPhone. Jobs told Isaacson that Google’s actions amounted to “grand theft”.

“I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Apple’s $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong,” Jobs said. “I’m going to destroy Android, because it’s a stolen product. I’m willing to go thermonuclear war on this.”

Jobs met with Google’s Eric Schmidt later and told Schmidt he wasn’t interested in settling for any amount of money. Instead Jobs told Schmidt, “I want you to stop using our ideas in Android, that’s all I want.”  He also stated he wouldn’t settle for $5 billion – that is what you call dedication.

Jobs’ attitude against Android helps explains the lawsuits that have come from Apple against both HTC and Samsung. Both legal actions have resulted in countersuits as well as attempts to ban sales of devices around the world.

Will Tim Cook be as passionate as Steve Jobs when it comes to obliterating Android from the market?  Will Apple continue to sue companies that have adopted the software for their phones and tablets? We think the answer is a definite yes – and we’re guessing Steve’s last will and testament stated the battle must continue on.  What other insights will the Apple co-founders authorized biography give us?

Source: MacRumors From Steve Jobs’ Biography: “I’m going to destroy Android”

Was Steve Jobs Working On The iPhone 5 Until his Last Day?

Written by iHospital. Posted in Apple News, Breaking News

Steve Jobs was the epitome of dedication. Rumor has it he was working on Apple’s “next project”  - AKA the iPhone 5 – right up until the day he passed away.  We don’t doubt it as Steve was extremely dedicated and always on the forefront of the latest technology.

As one might expect, following the death of Steve Jobs, many rumors and legends have taken on a life of their own. The most recent whispers are related to the notion, proffered by Rodman & Renshaw analyst Ashok Kumar in a recent research note, that Jobs worked on next year’s iPhone 5. But while many tend to take the word of analysts with a grain of salt, especially when it comes to the hyper-secretive Steve Jobs, Apple partner Masayoshi Son, CEO of Softbank, recently recounted an anecdote that appears to confirm this speculation.

During an interview conducted last weekend by the U.S. Ambassador to Japan John Roos, Son talked about his relationship to Apple and Jobs. Son revealed an interesting series of events during the launch of the iPhone 4S.

Son said, “I visited Apple for the announcement of the iPhone 4S [at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California]. When I was having a meeting with Tim Cook, he said, ‘Oh Masa, sorry I have to quit our meeting.’ I said, ‘Where are you going?’ He said, ‘My boss is calling me.’ That was the day of the announcement of the iPhone 4S. He said that Steve is calling me because he wants to talk about their next product. And the next day, he died.”

Recounting the episode, Son was visible touched by the Apple co-founder’s passion and drive. He went on to say, “Even one day before he passed away, the first subject he wanted to call Tim Cook about…he wanted to talk about the next product… That’s the kind of spirit a true entrepreneur would continue to have until they die. He was very sick, very ill. But the announcement of their newest product made him live longer. Physically he could have died much earlier. But his passion, his love for his own company and dream, about the next products, that made him energized.”

Son didn’t elaborate on which product Jobs discussed with Cook, but given this new information, the speculation that next year’s iPhone 5 will be Jobs’ final master stroke of product innovation now seems far more credible. You can check out the video here.

We at iHospital like to believe Steve had a hand in creating the next iPhone.  It saddens us to think of a world without Steve’s latest invention – he did own 303 patents.  Let’s hope he’s like Tupac Shakur and has a whole safe full of technology just waiting to be released.

Source: PC World

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