6 Years Later, 6 Charts That Show How Far Apple, Inc. Has Come Since Steve Jobs' Passing
It was six years ago today that Apple ( NASDAQ:AAPL) co-founder Steve Jobs passed away after losing a very public battle with pancreatic cancer. In the years since Jobs' untimely death, CEO Tim Cook has made his mark on Apple in numerous ways, including transforming it into a much more shareholder-friendly company that communicates better with investors and returns copious amounts of capital through share buybacks and dividends.
Cook tweeted out a remembrance this morning for his former friend and colleague.
Apple vs. Samsung doesn't need Supreme Court redo, DOJ says Samsung in March asked the Supreme Court to review another aspect of the case, a 2014 verdict that awarded Apple $120 million for patent infringement. Apple filed its own response in May, arguing that the high court doesn't need to look at the matter -- an assessment with which the Justice Department agrees.
Ohio State will give every incoming freshman an iPad Pro
Back to school shopping just got way easier for freshmen enrolling at Ohio State next fall.
The school announced on Wednesday that every incoming freshman will be supplied with an iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, and Apple keyboard case starting in 2018 as part of a new partnership with Apple. The iPads will be paid for from funds from Ohio State's "administrative efficiency program."
At retail prices, an iPad Pro starts at $599, and the keyboard case costs $159.
Ohio State's new program is called Digital Flagship University, and it includes a new lab opening in 2018 at Ohio State's main Columbus campus dedicated to iOS development using Swift, Apple's programming language.
"Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it's really how it works." Steve Jobs "In most people's vocabularies, design means veneer. It's interior decorating. It's the fabric of the curtains and the sofa. But to me, nothing could be further from the meaning of design." Steve Jobs
I can't imagine what this would be used for but what he says is interesting:
There's no better example of that than Google Clips, a tiny little camera that automatically captures seven-second moving photos of things it finds "interesting." It's a new way to think about photography, one that leverages Google's ability to do lots of different AI tasks: recognize faces, recognize "bad" photos, recognize "interesting" content. It's simply applied to your own pictures instead of content on the internet.
Clips does all this locally: nothing is sent to the cloud, and nothing integrates with whatever Google Photos knows about you. As much as Google is known for doing its AI in the cloud, many of the devices it's releasing are doing AI locally. Pichai says that's by design, and that both kinds of AI are necessary. "A hybrid approach absolutely makes sense," he says. "We will thoughtfully invest in both. Depending on the context, depending on what you're dealing with, it'll make sense to deploy it differently."