Sony Pictures announced Friday that they are want to acquire the rights to the Steve Jobs’s authorized biography, which has had its release date bumped up to Oct. 24. The biography, written Pulitzer Prize-winner Walter Isaacson, is based on over 40 interviews with the famously-private Apple co-founder himself and over 100 interviews with Jobs family and friends. Jobs died Wednesday at the age of 56 after a long battle with pancreatic neuroendrocrine cancer. His family reportedly held a private funeral on Friday, while millions of Apple fans across kept vigil at the retail stores.
A post-Steve Jobs Apple may be less risk-taking, even boring. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but if the new leaders decide to play it safe, Apple’s products could become less special, says Dan Lyons.
As fans and colleagues reflect on the death of Steve Jobs, The Daily Beast highlights some of the companies, people, and ideas that flourished due to his direct influence.
As the world mourns Steve Jobs, construction worker Errol Rose recalls the day the Apple CEO phoned to comfort him after his son was murdered in the robbery of an iPod.
Thank You Steve
The Apple co-founder ushered in a new era with his game-changing inventions and products. Read some of the most moving remembrances of the American visionary.
7 Best Reads on Steve Jobs
By Josh Dzieza
From a tech blogger’s regrets over spurning the Apple founder’s kindness to Jobs’s 1985 Playboy interview, The Daily Beast picks the best journalism from the archives.
Regrets From the Man Who Fired Steve Jobs
By Thomas E. Weber
The man who infamously fired Jobs, John Sculley, told The Daily Beast's Thomas E. Weber about his regrets, their rift—and how their partnership could have worked.
From the Archives: Steve Jobs on the Birth of the Mac
By Tom Zito
In 1984, months after Steve Jobs introduced his first Mac, Tom Zito interviewed the 29-year-old for Access, a special issue of Newsweek. Under the headline "The Bang Behind the Bucks, The Life Behind the Style," Jobs spoke candidly about the birth of Silicon Valley, the IBM-ization of America—and what defines a "nerd."
Jobs’s Unorthodox Treatment
By Sharon Begley
Some of Apple trailblazer Steve Jobs’s cancer treatment choices, from alternative therapies to a liver transplant, may not have extended his life—and may have even shortened it, reports Sharon Begley.
Exit the King
By Alan Deutschman
How did Steve Jobs become a wizard among muggles? And what will Apple do without its willful inspiration at the helm? Read Alan Deutschman’s September story when Steve Job stepped down as Apple’s CEO.
Steve Jobs’s Memorable Moments
By The Daily Beast Video
Steve Jobs, the visionary CEO behind Apple, died Wednesday of pancreatic cancer at age 56. From introducing the first Macintosh to a rare conversation with Bill Gates, WATCH VIDEO of his most memorable appearances.
Steve Jobs’s Timeless Chic
By Robin Givhan
The late Apple CEO was committed to his uniform of faded, relaxed-fit jeans and black mock turtleneck. In both his attire and his company, Jobs proved simplicity is powerful and elegant, says Robin Givhan.