Video shows Jobs on the eve of the iPhone announcement; a rare side not seen often

Video shows Jobs on the eve of the iPhone announcement; a rare side not seen often
Four years ago yesterday, Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs finally succumbed to pancreatic cancer. And while Tim Cook has done a terrific job keeping the ball rolling, Jobs' legacy still looms large at Cupertino. But when you die a legend, it leaves a big target for those who still want to shoot you down. Recently, there was a theatrical release of a documentary called Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine that showed a side of Jobs that the promotional poster for the film called "brutal."

Apple, paying tribute to its fallen leader, released a video today that shows a side of Jobs that many never hear about. The video was taken the day before the executive introduced the Apple iPhone at MacWorld 2007. In it, Jobs tells Apple employees to go into an Apple Store and give one of the employees a hug. He also compared Apple to the Beatles, paraphrasing John Lennon who often said that as a group, each of the musicians were able to make the other ones better. "That's true of any team." Jobs said. "And we have a really great team at Apple."

Jobs also thanked those who worked hard on the iPhone, telling them that they are going to feel that the sacrifices they made to get the product out, would be worth it. Of course, time has gone on to prove that this was true.

source: ABC via BGR



1. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Inb4 iMichael

10. Jango

Posts: 376; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

Seriously overrated. Like, seriously. He didn't change anything. He was an extremely successful businessman, something that only he benefits from, not the world. World changing things are things like the electric/hybrid engine cars, the internet, the cell phone itself, virtual reality, camera optics. Historically, it were things like the telephone, electricity itself, the light bulb, the motor vehicle etc etc. The iPhone and iOS??? ROFL. The sheep are many and innumerable. But just a dog can herd them how it wills.

33. runzlord

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

Some people are just born to hate And most times they hate for the most useless reasons Whether you like it or not, he is the reason you are using a smartphone today. If you disagree, you can as well sell your smartphone and buy a common feature phone.

34. Jango

Posts: 376; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

I'd much rather give credit to Wozniak than Steve. He was an entrepreneur, an insanely successful one at that. That's it. Give credit where it's due. That's not hating. You guys are kissing his ass it's nearly worship, elevating him like that. BTW, a few of my friends had smartphones well before the iPhone was announced. THEY were the influences in my deciding to get a smartphone. Ever heard of a website called XDAdevelopers? Yeah, the clue is in the name.

2. Lycan155

Posts: 254; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

Great guy , changed the way we use smartphones , may he rest in peace

11. Jango

Posts: 376; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

Please explain how he did this, apart from getting rid of keyboards (not something everyone would even agree was a good thing to begin with)?

21. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Give credit where its due. They aren't innovative anymore but the OG iphone was indeed revolutionary. Granted everything the OG iphone had was done already but iphone was the 1st to do it right. This coming from an Android fan.

23. Jango

Posts: 376; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

I refuse to accept that the OG iPhone did things right, just so I can feign being balanced. I always give credit where it's due. That was in their design dept, the fact that the OS is more optimised and software has direct access to hardware etc. But the way people are eulogising this guy is beyond reasonable. Please see my post No. 20

26. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Right compared to what? What did it do right? The only thing that was good was multi-touch. Everything else we had already. It didnt do anything right. When the iPhone first appeared, I was using a Motorola Razr V3. It was made of glass/metal, unlike the first iPhone, it had mass storage unlike the first iPhone, it had a camera that could record unlike the first iPhone, it also had limited internet access only because it didnt have a web broswer, but I also had and was using a Windows Mobile device which had a full browser, could install apps, record videos, and more...which the iPhone on many fronts couldnt do. It was an iPod Touch with cellular capabilities and a web browser.----THAT's it. Consider this...After Android appeared, OEM's pushed hardware harder than anything they did when they all were making what you guys called iPhone knock-off. The worse Knock-off I bought that still had some advantages over the iPhone was the Samsung Instinct for Sprint. After Android, phones started getting much better features and because hardware differentiation was their only thing to fight with and price, OEM's started pushing things much faster. It took Apple 8 years to finally make a phone 1080p, yet their were phones with Android with 1080p 3 years after the first iPhone. That's 5 years sooner than Apple. Yet Jobs claimed iOS was 5 years ahead of everyone else? PLEASEEEEEEEEE! Here is what the iPhone did do. The iPhone made OEM's stop milking the cash cow liek video game makers did until the PlayStation and Xbox appeared. It made them actually work to keep marketshare vs resting on their laurels which is what killed Microsoft and will kill Apple in this market if they dont wake up. Steve Jobs deserves credit as Bill Gates for being smart businessmen, who came in with the right product, right at the beginning of a turning point of technology for that time. The iPhone exists because manufacturing had gotten better and we didnt need to make big ugly bulky phones. I speak because i had one of those first Motorola brinks that required a frikkin bag to carry around. Windows Mobile and Palm OS were the players who made the smartphone what Steve Jobs ended up copying and just taking the next evolutionary step.

31. cheetah2k

Posts: 2299; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Windows Mobile and Palm OS - and don't forget Symbian. Jobs combined all of these OSs to make iOS.

30. cheetah2k

Posts: 2299; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

So revolutionary it lacked MMS.... :D yep....

35. Jango

Posts: 376; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

See post 26. Like he said, if Android didn't lead and innovate in the smartphone segment, damn, iPhones wouldn't have 4k recording, notification shade, control centre, larger displays, free satnav, etc etc.

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31607; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Agreed Lycan! He turned the mobile industry on its ear.

3. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

So phonearena can tell that all the apple employees that, what ever their sacrifice in their personal life was during the iphone launch, was worth it? Amazing.......

4. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

I wonder where Apple would be today with him still here. I highly doubt they'd be worse, but who knows, he could've nixed the bigger iPhone's idea. At the very least, in my opinion, they'd be as successful as they are at the moment, but makes me wonder if they'd be better or much better with him still running things?

5. 8ozchickenbreast unregistered

He actually wanted innovation, not pretended to want it. Who knows.

12. Jango

Posts: 376; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

Except he didn't. He hated the idea of a larger iPhone and the use of iPencil stylus.

17. nodes

Posts: 1163; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

Stylus on a smartphone and freaking 12" screen tablet is different. i will never use stylus on a phone it's a joke, but i will gladly use it on 12" screen tablet.

19. Jango

Posts: 376; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

Care to explain why a -6" display using stylus is a joke? In fact, the larger the display, the less there is a need to pinpoint using a precision tool. Logic fail right there dude.

29. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

For people who draw a stylus is always a benefit, no matter the screen size. When I had my pocket Note, I loved to draw, but I couldnt draw the things I really wanted too; so I have a Note Pro now. Drawing is so much better because I am less constrained. The stylus was meant for writing, has nothing to do with pointing at small objects like it was in the old says when touching an object was an issue.

32. kajam

Posts: 222; Member since: Jun 24, 2015

its a joke until apple adopt it. then all of a sudden it will be innovation just like all features and spec. oem been using till apple adopt it. there is nothing in the world that can convince isheep.

6. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

A different looking Iphone probably. IPhone 6 and 6S design is many steps backward compared to 5 and 5S.

9. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

the iPhone still using 5s' great design and still at 4" and no iP6+ or iPad pro for sure.

7. King_bilo

Posts: 115; Member since: May 20, 2015


8. King_bilo

Posts: 115; Member since: May 20, 2015

If they want to be real innovative, they need to try something new..... Like stop the Steve Jobs wankfest

13. Jango

Posts: 376; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

Exactly, the sycophant behaviour of the masses towards a very overrated 'cardboard' inventor is sickening.

14. dimas

Posts: 3420; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Omg Steve Jobs is a true icon. This article made me cry I can't stop wiping my tears with iTissue. I so much miss him!

22. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015


15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31607; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Here we go! This will be the popcorn article today, troll heaven!

18. mike2959

Posts: 697; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

Look, the s**t just worked. Nobody said he he's a inventor, a innovator yes. Man I had the Samsung Omnia windows phone, and a host of others. The iPhone just worked. I have a S6 today, and still my wife's 6s just works.

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