Steve Jobs Note Headed to the Auction Block

A handwritten note penned by Steve Jobs is headed to the auction block. The note, written in 1974 by the then 19-year-old Jobs, offers tips on how Atari could improve the functionality of its World Cup Soccer arcade game. Jobs worked for Atari before co-founding Apple with Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne in 1976.
“The present report, written for his supervisor Stephen Bristow, was meant to improve the functionality and fun of World Cup,” reads a description on Sotheby’s website.

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Samsung Says iPad Mini to Arrive by End of the Year

Demand for the iPad 3 has been “off the charts,” but Apple fanboys and girls may soon have a new product to drool over – an iPad mini. An anonymous Samsung official told the Korea Times that the Cupertino-based company will release a smaller version of the iPad by the end of the year.

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iPad 3 Features Sharper Screen, Better Camera, Faster Processor

Apple debuted the third-generation iPad today, a device that will feature a faster processor, a better camera, and a dramatically sharper screen, CNN reports. The new iPad will also connect to 4G networks, where available.

"It is amazing," Apple CEO Tim Cook said of the iPad 3. "We've taken it to a whole new level, and we are redefining the category that Apple created with the original iPad."

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Apple Expected to Announce the iPad 3 Next Week

This morning, Apple sent out invitations for an iPad-related event on March 7, all but confirming rumors that the iPad 3 is on its way.

The invite (above), says “We have something you really have to see. And touch” along with a photo of an iPad screen.

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iPad 3, Mini iPad to Arrive Next Month?

2010 brought us the iPad, 2011 brought us the iPad 2, and now rumors are swirling about the release of an iPad 3. According to All Things D, the third-generation iPad will come out next month and will likely feature a much faster chip and an improved retina display, among other upgrades.

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Apple Loses iPhone Prototype…Again

After losing an iPhone prototype last year, one might think Apple would be a bit more careful with their unreleased products. However, the Cupertino-based company apparently didn’t learn its lesson. CNET reports that an iPhone prototype has once again gone missing at a California bar. 

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Sprint Issues Memo to Employees: Don’t Discuss iPhone 5

It seems like nearly every week there’s a new Apple/iPhone 5 rumor lately, and this week is no different – Sprint has apparently issued a memo to its retail employees asking them to refrain from discussing rumors of an Apple iPhone 5 on the Sprint Network.

The memo directs employees to not bring up the rumor with customers, and if the customer brings up the rumor on their own, to only say “no comment.” If a customer doesn’t drop the subject, employees can acknowledge that the rumor is out there and has been reported by news outlets, but again, are not allowed to make comment on the potential for an iPhone on the carrier.

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Steve Jobs Resigns as CEO from Apple

Apple’s board of directors announced last night that Steve Jobs has resigned as the company’s CEO, and Tim Cook has been named CEO. Jobs has taken a position as chairman of the board.

Although the news is shocking, it’s not entirely out of left field, as health problems had interfered with Jobs’ day-to-day duties with the company in recent years. In 2004, he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and had surgery to remove the tumor, which was successful. However, due to his increasingly frail appearance and absences from Apple events, the state of his health was often under speculation.

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Bridesmaid Attends Wedding Via iPad

It happens to everyone: scheduling conflicts or an extra-long distance makes it impossible for us to be somewhere we’ve been invited to. Such was the case of a bridesmaid named Renee, who attended the wedding of Jonathan Alberico and Jamie Wilborn – via iPad screen!

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Is Apple Working on an “Absolutely Different” Product?

Now that Apple’s iPhone, iPod, and iPad have gained a lot of traction, many are wondering what, if anything, the Cupertino-based company has up its sleeve. According to a Japanese website known as Macotakara, Apple is working on a product that is completely different than others in the Mac lineup, however the site offers few clues about what this product could be.  

Below is the roughly translated text, via Gizmodo.com.

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