News & Rumors: 2. June 2010

D8 Interview mit Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs war in der vergangenden Nacht, zu Gast bei der angesehenden D8 All Things Digital Konferenz des US Wall Street Magazines und wurde von Walter Mossberg und Kara Swisher zu einigen interessanten Themen interviewt.

Wir haben hier mal einige interessante Stelle zusammengefasst, das Interview gibt hier in Textform und weiter unten einige „wichtige“ Stellen als 5 Minuten Video.

Dabei ging er auf Themen wie die fehlende Flash Unterstützung ein und begründete diese erneut mit einer nicht mehr zeitgemäßen Technik.

We don’t think Flash makes a great product, so we’re leaving it out. Instead, we’re going to focus on technologies that are in ascendancy. If we succeed, people will buy them and if we don’t they won’t….And, so far, I have to say, people seem to be liking the iPad. We sell like three iPads a second.

Aber auch zum iPhone bzw. iPhone Prototypen, gab Steve Jobs einige kleine Anmerkungen.
To make a wireless product work well, you have to test it. And one of our employees was carrying one and there’s a debate about whether it was left in a bar or stolen….And the person who found it decided to sell it…and it turned out this person plugged it into his roommate’s computer and that roommate called the police.

And the police showed up and took this guy’s computers…and the DA is investigating it…and I don’t know where it well end up.”

Eigentlich wollte Steve Jobs vom Anfang an ein Tablet bauen und kein iPhone, erst das angeforderte Display brachte ihn auf die Idee des iPhones.
I’ll tell you a secret. It began with the tablet. I had this idea about having a glass display, a multitouch display you could type on with your fingers. I asked our people about it. And six months later, they came back with this amazing display. And I gave it to one of our really brilliant UI guys. He got scrolling working and some other things, and I thought, ‘my God, we can build a phone with this!’ So we put the tablet aside, and we went to work on the iPhone

Auch zu den Foxconn Selbstmorden äußerte sich Steve Jobs:
[…] I think, are still below the national average in the U.S. “But this is very troubling to us,” […] “So we send over our own people and some outside folks as well, to look into the issue.

Foxconn is not a sweatshop […] They’ve got restaurants and swimming pools….For a factory, it’s a pretty nice factory.

Den App Store Zulassungprozess und abgelehnter Mark Fiore Cartoon App, klärte Jobs:
We have a rule that says you can’t defame people,” says Jobs, noting that political cartoonists by virtue of their profession sometimes defame people. The cartoon app was rejected on those grounds, he adds. “Then we changed the rules…and in the meantime, the cartoonist won a Pulitzer….But he never resubmitted his app. And then someone asked him, ‘Hey why don’t you have an iPhone app?’ He says we rejected it and suddenly, it’s a story in the press….Bottom line is, yes, we sometimes make mistakes…but we correct them….We are doing the best we can, changing the rules when it makes sense. What happens sometimes is that some people lie, we find it, and reject it, and they run to the press, and get their 15 minutes of fame and hope it will get us to change our minds. We take it on the chin, and we move on.

Aktuellen Gerücht, dass Apple an einem iTunes Streaming bzw. Cloud Dienst arbeitet, bestätigte Steve Jobs mit „We’re working on it“.
„We need to better on letting people share content amongst their own various devices.“ When pressed on a timeline, Jobs noted, „We’re working on it.“

Hier noch das Video:

D8 Interview mit Steve Jobs
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