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Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ life story coming in 2012

Apple CEO Steve Jobs showing the first version of the iPhone in 2007. (AP file photo/Paul Sakuma)

Apple CEO Steve Jobs will allow best-selling author Walter Isaacson, who chronicled the lives of Albert Einstein and Benjamin Franklin, to publish his biography next year.

The Silicon Valley icon, who has battled a rare form of pancreatic cancer and undertook a liver transplant in 2009, granted exclusive interviews to the biographer over the course of three years — an unprecedented level of access to the CEO. Get the full story »

Judge orders Jobs to answer iTunes questions

Apple Inc. Chief Executive Steve Jobs, who is out on medical leave, has been ordered by a federal judge to answer questions from plaintiffs’ lawyers in an antitrust lawsuit related to his company’s iTunes business. Get the full story »

China Mobile says Jobs wants an iPhone for it

Apple chief executive Steve Jobs has expressed interest in developing an iPhone based on China Mobile’s fourth-generation telecoms standard, the chairman of the Chinese telecoms operator said Friday.

“Jobs has said he’s very interested in developing an iPhone that will run on TD,” China Mobile Chairman Wang Jianzhou said on the sidelines of the Chinese Communist Party’s consultative meeting. Get the full story »

Jobs introduces faster, more powerful iPad

Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduces iPad 2. (Getty Images)

Steve Jobs, Apple’s founder and CEO,  unveiled the second generation iPad tablet computer Wednesday in San Francisco.

Saying that the legion of tablet competitors that has sprung up have not even matched Gen I, Jobs, whose latest medical leave has raised speculation about the future of the company, said the new tablet is a total redesign. Get the full story »

No succession plan demand from Apple investors

Apple shareholders rejected demands that the company disclose a succession plan for ailing chief Steve Jobs but approved a proposal giving them a bigger say in appointing directors.

At Apple’s annual meeting Wednesday, about 74 percent of votes cast favored a proposal by Calpers that unopposed candidates for the company’s board receive a majority of votes to win election, according to the fund. Get the full story »

Steve Jobs to attend meeting with Obama

Apple Inc. Chief Executive Steve Jobs will attend a meeting in California on Thursday with U.S. President Barack Obama, a source familiar with the meeting said. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, General Electric Co. Chief Executive Jeffrey Immelt, Google Inc. Chief Executive Eric Schmidt will also attend the meeting, the source told Reuters. Get the full story »

Apple topples expectations on iPhone, iPad strength

Apple Inc. reported better-than-expected results, fueled by blockbuster holiday sales of the iPhone and iPad that may help ease investor concern about Chief Executive Steve Jobs’ decision to take medical leave.

Shares in Apple, halted before the release, rose  4 percent, to about $354, after-hours, from a regular-session close of $340.65. Get the full story »

Apple CEO Steve Jobs to take another medical leave

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Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs is taking medical leave for the second time in as many years, sending its shares tumbling close to 10 percent as the unexpected news revived concerns over the long-term future of the iPhone- and iPad-maker.

The news, which was disclosed early on a U.S. holiday when markets were closed, came nearly two years to the date after Jobs first took a six-month break to undergo a liver transplant.

“At my request, the board of directors has granted me a medical leave of absence so I can focus on my health,” Jobs, 55, wrote in an email to staff published on a regulatory newswire. “I love Apple so much and hope to be back as soon as I can.” Get the full story »

Journalists to launch News Corp.’s iPad newspaper

Rupert Murdoch and Steve Jobs are expected unveil "The Daily" together. (Getty)

Stop the presses — completely. The world’s first iPad newspaper, The Daily, is prepping for launch. Journalists have been hired and are in place at multiple U.S. bureaus, including Los Angeles and New York.

The formal announcement of the digital publication owned by News Corp. will be made at an event at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art on Jan. 19, according to two people familiar with the matter. The people said the event will be attended by Steve Jobs, chief executive of iPad-maker Apple Inc., and Rupert Murdoch, CEO of News Corp. Get the full story »

Steve Jobs’ 2010 compensation package still $1

Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs’ compensation package remained the usual $1 in fiscal 2010, but the value of the shares he owns has skyrocketed amid the company’s ongoing success with introducing shiny new gadgets many people come to find indispensible.

First Apple, with letter from Jobs, set for auction

The first Apple computer, along with a letter from founder Steve Jobs, will be up for auction Nov. 23. (AP)

The first Apple computer — together with a letter signed by Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs to the original owner — will be sold at a London auction this month.

Described by Christie’s as a “historic relic,” the Apple-1 was introduced in 1976 and sold without a casing, power supply, keyboard or monitor. Get the full story »

Apple’s Mac attack includes 2 Air ultralight laptops

Apple's new ultralight MacBook Air laptops will start at $999. (Getty Images)

Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the thinnest, lightest Mac laptop yet with features borrowed from iPhones and iPads, hoping to grab more market share from Microsoft’s Windows PCs.

The new MacBook Air starts at $999, weighs as little as 2.3 pounds (1 kg), and measures 0.11 inches (0.3 cm) at its thinnest to 0.68 inches (1.7 cm) at the rear. It is designed to replicate the versatility of popular devices like the iPhone and iPad on its venerable computer line, and will incorporate Facetime video chats and an apps store.

Running on flash storage like the iPad rather than hard drives like conventional computers, it can power up instantly and store data twice as fast, executive said. Get the full story »

Apple shares slide on rumor about No. 2 executive

Apple's chief operating officer Tim Cook, left, talks with CEO Steve Jobs, center, and Vice President Phil Schiller, right, at a meeting in Apple's Cupertino, Calif. headquarters in 2008. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

Shares of Apple dropped more than 2 percent in early trading on Tuesday, as rumors swirled that the company’s No. 2 executive was departing.

It was not immediately clear what caused Apple’s shares to fall, but unconfirmed speculation on the Internet said Tim Cook would leave Apple to join Hewlett-Packard Co, which is searching for a new CEO to replace Mark Hurd.

Representatives from Apple and Hewlett-Packard declined to comment, and analysts quickly dismissed the rumor. HP is holding its analyst meeting later Tuesday. Get the full story »

TV box, iPods lead upgrades from Apple

Apple CEO Steve Jobs discusses the features of the new Apple iPod Nano at a news conference in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

Jobs ditches the turtleneck today. (AP)

Apple Inc. announced a smaller, cheaper version of its Apple TV device for streaming movies and television shows over the Internet and into the living room. It also unveiled a new line of iPods, including a touch-screen Nano model.

The new Apple TV announced Wednesday will only let people rent, not buy, content. For first-run high-definition movies the day they come out on DVD, people will have to pay $4.99. High-definition TV show rentals will be 99 cents. Get the full story »

iPod, Apple TV upgrades expected today

With the unveiling of a new set of Apple Inc. products — likely to include music-related devices, but also the possible major upgrade of a TV gadget — Steve Jobs and company are again poised to cause a stir in the tech world.

Apple watchers are predicting that Chief Executive Jobs, at a company event today in San Francisco, will announce updates to Apple’s lineup of ubiquitous iPod media players, and also changes to its iTunes store to make it more friendly to mobile devices. Get the full story »