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Here is the just released letter from Steve Jobs:

PRESS RELEASE: Letter from Steve Jobs

August 24, 2011–To the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community:

I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.

I hereby resign as CEO of Apple. I would like to serve, if the Board sees fit, as Chairman of the Board, director and Apple employee.

As far as my successor goes, I strongly recommend that we execute our succession plan and name Tim Cook as CEO of Apple.

I believe Apple’s brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it. And I look forward to watching and contributing to its success in a new role.

I have made some of the best friends of my life at Apple, and I thank you all for the many years of being able to work alongside you.

***

Now this the end of an era.

😐

for Apple…

Steve Jobs introducing Macintosh in 1984.

Notice how epic the song is. 🙂 Oh, and the tagline cracked me up: “MACINTOSH-INSANELY GREAT”  =))

I could bet all my money that you haven’t seen so many (and by many I mean 80) cupcakes pictures in the same place! And not just any cupcakes… amazing cupcakes! From funny iPhone looking cupcakes to burger cupcakes to tomato looking cupcakes to haute couture cupcakes !!

Enjoy and good luck with that sweet tooth! 🙂

Click here for more Cupcakes

Steve Jobs and Bill Gates 🙂

 

 

Apparently this is my all-day-Apple day!

Can you actually believe that Apple won’t go a year without releasing a brand new iPhone? Apple knows what’s at stake in regards to Android VS iOS. The rumors on the new model just keep on coming. First, it was said there won’t be any major changes in the design. Then it was rumored that it will be completely transparent and flexible.

Now, multiple sites claim to have confirmed that the iPhone 5 will not be a simple update of the last generation, but a substantial redesign, complete with a new tapered shape to the case.

The consensus is that Apple is going to announce the next-generation iPhone at the company’s annual September event, traditionally focused on iPods, it’s quite possible that Apple will break tradition.

PS : These photos are just mock-ups. No official photos or design tips have been released yet.

These are parts of an interesting article i found on how everybody, when referring to Apple, associates it with “crushing the competition”. Here are some of the headlines after the 2011Apple WWDC conference :

  • (PC World) Will iCloud Crush Rival Cloud Storage Services? 
  • (Fierce Wireless) Will Apple’s iCloud service crush 3G networks?
  • (MediaBeat) Apple’s cloud music service might crush the competition 
  • (IBT) Apple WWDC 2011: Can iCloud help iPhone5 beat Andriod? 

There is way too much negativity in the tech world at the moment. Lighten up a bit. Personally, I don’t think Apple for one minute is trying to crush, kill, maim or defame the competitor; primarily Windows in the desktop market, Android on the mobile and tablet scene, and Amazon and Google in the cloud arena.”  […] “I suspect that it is the media who is hoping for Apple to crush a competing device or service, rather than the sole aim of the company to do so. Competition keeps things interesting, vibrant, and increases focus on something to aim for. In the end, it doesn’t matter which browser, operating system, brand or service you use. Generation Y users are all about choice, but equally about allegiance.”

Many multimedia, drama and design students are openly Apple fans. Seemingly it is the more creative ‘genotype’ for Apple using products, in particular the Mac range. Yet, you rarely find the same passion, drive and energy towards Windows. It’s a sub-cultural thing; Apple has a surrounding culture whereas Windows has a means to an end.” “It doesn’t mean one is better than the other. They’re both equal, as a matter of fact. It is just how one perceives the aforementioned.”

Full article here

It looks as though Nokia‘ s 15-year reign is coming to an end. According to Nomura Research Institute (NRI – a leading think-tank and systems integrator in Japan), Samsung is expected to usurp the world’s largest phone maker this trimester.  And if losing the top spot isn’t tough enough, Nokia likely won’t even take the second place position this quarter either; Nomura sees Apple sliding past Finland’s finest, as well.

 

Nokia has had a tough year, losing market share to Apple’s iPhone and other Android powered smartphones. Even its low-end phones have taken a hit, thanks to some strong competition coming out of Asia. Perhaps the shift to Windows Phone will breathe new life into the lungs of Nokia, but with Apple’s feature-packed iOS 5 set to launch this fall and Android’s expected continued growth, there’s no telling whether or not Nokia will have what it takes to reclaim its crown. In my opinion and I’m saying this as a former huge Nokia fan, its time has passed.

[via Reuters]