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Jony Ive on Steve Jobs: 

I once asked him why he gets so mad about stuff. He said, “But I don’t stay mad.” He has this very childish ability to get really worked up about something, and it doesn’t stay with him at all. But, there are other times, I think honestly, when he’s very frustrated, and his way to achieve catharsis is to hurt somebody. And I think he feels he has a liberty and license to do that. The normal rules of social engagement, he feels, don’t apply to him. Because of how very sensitive he is, he knows exactly how to efficiently and effectively hurt someone. And he does do that.

Jony Ive on Steve Jobs: 

I once asked him why he gets so mad about stuff. He said, “But I don’t stay mad.” He has this very childish ability to get really worked up about something, and it doesn’t stay with him at all. But, there are other times, I think honestly, when he’s very frustrated, and his way to achieve catharsis is to hurt somebody. And I think he feels he has a liberty and license to do that. The normal rules of social engagement, he feels, don’t apply to him. Because of how very sensitive he is, he knows exactly how to efficiently and effectively hurt someone. And he does do that.

Time on Jonathan Ive:

To watch him with his workmates in the holy of holies, Apple’s design lab, or on a night out is to observe a very rare esprit de corps. They love their boss, and he loves them. What the competitors don’t seem to understand is you cannot get people this smart to work this hard just for money.

Time on Jonathan Ive:

To watch him with his workmates in the holy of holies, Apple’s design lab, or on a night out is to observe a very rare esprit de corps. They love their boss, and he loves them. What the competitors don’t seem to understand is you cannot get people this smart to work this hard just for money.

I’m kind of shocked.
Who will protect the children?

I’m kind of shocked.

Who will protect the children?

Whoa, hey, what?
I thought Apple’s iTunes policy for iPhone apps was really strict.

Whoa, hey, what?

I thought Apple’s iTunes policy for iPhone apps was really strict.

The Snitch:

Paul Shin Devine, a former Apple global supply manager accused of masterminding a scheme in which he leaked company secrets to Asian suppliers in return for hefty kickbacks.  Devine is being held without bail by the Feds …
Poring through the painstakingly detailed, 47-page suit against him, it appears Apple is coming after its former employee in a manner that makes its treatment of the Gizmodo boys look like a trip to the nail salon.

The Snitch:

Paul Shin Devine, a former Apple global supply manager accused of masterminding a scheme in which he leaked company secrets to Asian suppliers in return for hefty kickbacks. Devine is being held without bail by the Feds …

Poring through the painstakingly detailed, 47-page suit against him, it appears Apple is coming after its former employee in a manner that makes its treatment of the Gizmodo boys look like a trip to the nail salon.

Geez iPhone, you don’t have to be an asshole about it.

Geez iPhone, you don’t have to be an asshole about it.

… let’s be clear here. This story was blown out of proportion. Does the iPhone 4 have a spot that, when blocked, causes signal attenuation? Yes, as do all modern smartphones. Is this situation acerbated by the fact that the iPhone 4′s antenna is placed outside of the casing? Yes, but that decision demonstrably improves reception in the vast majority of situations. The bottom line is, this was a “debacle” almost entirely created by the press.

Dear Steve Jobs:

I love my new iPhone. It’s fast and shiny and all that I’ve come to expect from your marvelous cult company.

But I was promised reception issues.

There were many, many pixels rearranged on the subject of these horrible, inexcusable reception issues. Thousands of tech writers screamed bloody murder over the fact that if one held the iPhone 4 in a certain way, it would loose bars, slowly cut out, then drop the call.

I WAS VERY MUCH LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS FEATURE, STEVE JOBS.

MY NEW IPHONE DOES NOT HAVE THIS FEATURE, STEVE JOBS.

WTF? I had two dreaded phone calls I was putting off until I was able to make them with my iPhone 4. Now I have to make them. In full iPhone 4 Att&t fidelity, which as of this moment, is crystal clear. I am not happy. I’ve spent all weekend trying to lose bars in various locales around San Francisco. This is bullshit.

Does anyone else have the magical reception button on their iPhone? Can we trade?

Jobs can’t get a cell signal for his iPhone presentation, he asks “any suggestions” someone in the audience yells “Verizon!”

Best moment of the day. (via soupsoup)