Apple soars on back of iPhone, iPad sales

Apple has brushed aside concerns that it could soon reach the limits of its soaring growth, with news on Tuesday that huge international sales of the iPhone enabled its latest financial results to once again top even the most optimistic Wall Street forecasts. The news gave an immediate lift of more than 7 per cent […]

FBI’s Steve Jobs file: He will ‘distort reality to achieve his goals’

Steve Jobs, being considered in 1991 for an appointment under President George H.W. Bush, underwent a thorough background investigation by the FBI, according to newly released files from the agency. The FBI amassed a lengthy and often unflattering file on Apple’s co-founder, with more than 30 interviews of friends, neighbors, family,

Syria: iPhone banned in Steve Jobs’ ancestral home

There may be a fine line between “administration” and “regime”, but Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad has definitely crossed it. His government’s latest repressive move? Banning the iPhone. To be sure, Assad’s regime has committed crimes far more serious, as the over 4,000 men, women and children killed

Steve Jobs met his Syrian father over 20 years ago

In one of the most ironic revelations about the complex personality and life of Apple CEO Steve Jobs, his biographer says in the 1980s Jobs actually met a man a few times who unbeknownst to either was his biological father. Walter Isaacson, the author Jobs chose to tell his life story in the biography “Steve […]

Apple’s Steve Jobs: “Unfortunately, that day has come”

Ever since his surgery for pancreatic cancer in 2004, Steve Jobs has dismissed questions about his health as irrelevant. In a manner both imperious and, given the circumstances, understandable, Jobs said that he would know if or when he was unable to fully execute his duties as Apple’s (AAPL) chief executive officer. “Unfortunately, that day […]