2011-10-05

Steve Jobs, Mac Plus, Unix, and finally iCloud

9.16: news.cyb/steve jobs/what's wiki's story?:

. Woz worked on supercomputers when Jobs and he met .
January 17, 2011,
. one and a half years after Jobs returned from his liver transplant,
Apple announced that he had been granted
a medical leave of absence.
As during his 2009 medical leave,
Apple announced that Tim Cook would run day-to-day operations
and that Jobs would continue to be involved in
major strategic decisions at the company.
Despite the leave, he made appearances at:

# the iPad 2 launch event (March 2),
The Apple A5 is a package on package (PoP) system-on-a-chip (SoC)
designed by Apple and manufactured by Samsung .
The A5 contains a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU
with NEON SIMD accelerator
and a dual core PowerVR SGX543MP2 GPU.
. iOS 5 (expected Oct. 12. 2011)
includes Notification Center, iMessage,
and an updated notifications system,
using a new "banner" style
instead of the originally used "alert" style.

# the WWDC keynote introducing iCloud (June 6)
. jobs revealed Apple's new cloud services offering,
iCloud. to be released in the fall of 2011
alongside iOS 5
and will be available with 5 gigabytes (GB) of storage
for 10 devices for free.
The service integrates with Lion and iOS applications
and syncs data between a user's iOS devices.
For example, calendar events created on a user's laptop
would be sent to their iPhone through iCloud.
Apps, books, documents, photos, and more
purchased or created on one device
will be shared with other devices.

August 24, 2011 Steve Jobs resigns as ceo .

[10.5: steve jobs passes away:
. npr reminded us that
while Woz made the computers,
it was Jobs that encouraged him
to go mainstream:
that computers were not to be
relegated to hobby clubs .]