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post #41 of 93
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Originally Posted by MacinTek View Post

You overestimate his narcissism. Steve lives in an unpretentious home in Palo Alto. He goes jogging through the neighborhood without a security entourage. He sits in regular seats in his son's school auditorium. Back in the 1990's I met him at the local Fry's Electroinics, believe it or not. For all the bad press he gets, he's actually just your run-of-the-mill dad who just happens to be a passionate and formidable marketing genius and CEO.

A friend of mine was driving across the Golden Gate Bridge and saw a big Mercedes with the license plate PIXAR1. When she pulled up next to the car and looked over it was Steve Jobs...PICKING HIS NOSE! The man is just a human being like the rest of us(except he has a Reality Distortion Field and billions of dollars).
post #42 of 93
I like the way Steve is standing on his own at the back, slightly awkwardly. He's self-consciously got his back to the railings and his hands are tightly behind him so he doesn't have to fidget and work out what to do with them. The headphones also give him an excuse to stand on his own without feeling so awkward.

I think it's a fascinating picture, just not for all the other reasons. His slightly self-conscious standoffishness seems far more likely for a 'star figure' like him than a bunch of bodyguards. His comfort zone is the boardroom, not school sports day.
post #43 of 93
I work for a large UK retailer and we received inside information form suppliers in far east about imminent increase in prices of flash memory due to iPhone shipping mid april. This says that its on track for launch on time.
post #44 of 93
I'm also intrigued by the red arrow cursor that is following him.
Could this be some sort of hovering personal assistant?
Perhaps it is a preview of the new Aqua GUI theme we will see in Leopard?
post #45 of 93
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first this guy is a billionare, no way in hell they could get that close to him, trump is a broke as, compare to him and you wont get near 100 feet from that guy, and where the hell is the phone ? oh yeah is in his pocket, because someone says it is, yeah right

My wife saw Steve Jobs ordering a sandwich at Torpedo Joe's (I don't know if it's still there, but it was the sandwich shop in the Old Navy on 4th and Market) she said he was entourage-less. I've also seen his home in Palo Alto, and the immediate thought that goes through your mind is, "I can't believe a billionaire lives in that house." It's a nice house, and it's on a big lot, but it's certainly not Larry Ellison's japanese village.
post #46 of 93
To paraphrase:

He's just a man like any other. He puts his pants on one leg at a time. Except that once he has his pants on, he reinvents some consumer electronics space.
post #47 of 93
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Originally Posted by Johnny Mozzarella View Post

A friend of mine was driving across the Golden Gate Bridge and saw a big Mercedes with the license plate PIXAR1. When she pulled up next to the car and looked over it was Steve Jobs...PICKING HIS NOSE! The man is just a human being like the rest of us(except he has a Reality Distortion Field and billions of dollars).

If i had a reality distortion field people wouldn't be able to see me pick my nose.
post #48 of 93
In one of the TV interviews Jobs did right after the Keynote, he told the interviewer that he was happy he could finally start using iPhone on a regular basis, now that its release was common knowledge. He had only previously played around with it at his house and at Apple HQ.

So yes, Steve is probably using iPhone as his full-time cell phone. And he's probably helping the team tweak the software over the next few months with his suggestions.

I wouldn't be surprised if Jon Ive and a couple of the software managers were doing the same. I know a few of the iPod team members were asked to play around with the original iPod for a month or so before it was released.

That doesn't make the photo authentic, necessarily. But I wouldn't consider it unlikely.

And no, Steve doesn't ALWAYS wear the black turtleneck and jeans. I've seen him several times, and maybe half of those he was dressed that way, and other times he was in some other casual shirt, pants, shorts, sneakers kind of combo. He's never in a suit, that's for sure.

He also doesn't travel with an entourage of any kind. He walks/drives around Palo Alto quite often. And he waits in line, even at the Apple Store on University Avenue, like everyone else.

Arrogant as he may be, he is visably uncomfortable with any kind of "glamor" treatment. He doesn't like being approached by strangers for autographs, photos, or anything like that. People in Palo Alto have learned to just leave him be.
post #49 of 93
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I seem to remember reading something about Albert Einstein having a closet full
of identical suits, shirts, and ties. It was his thinking that he did not want to use
any brain bandwidth deciding what to wear every day. Maybe it is the same with
Steve, so please don't buy him more colors. We need him to keep using his brain
the way he has been.

Besides, the outfit is a requirement for generating RDF.

And Mark Twain supposedly owned 100 white suits.
post #50 of 93
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...(it was) Albert Einstein's thinking that he did not want to use
any brain bandwidth deciding what to wear every day...

after all these years, i discover why i've never made that breakthrough invention or written that great American novel: it's all those damn different color boxers i have to deliberate over every morning.
post #51 of 93
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Originally Posted by uberjason View Post

Is it just me or does steve jobs wear the same mock turtleneck and jeans everywhere, doesn't this guy own any other clothing?

did you bother reading this thread before you posted?
post #52 of 93
Wtf!? Jobs wears that all the time? I thought that was only for keynotes! lol he truly has an "iconic" look!
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post #53 of 93
It looks like Steve is listening to some sort of earphones. Maybe his iPod? There is no evidence that he is using an iPhone in this photo, although this is possible.
post #54 of 93
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It looks like Steve is listening to some sort of earphones. Maybe his iPod? There is no evidence that he is using an iPhone in this photo, although this is possible.

He must have been banished to the fence by the refs becuase of him yelling at the players and coaches
post #55 of 93
I heard an interview somewhere that he really doesn't want to be bothered with choosing an outfit each morning when he goes to work and he's not overly concerned about his "fashion sense" either. So he throws on a black mock turtle neck and blue jeans every day and heads off to 1 Infinite Loop.

Yes, it's true, though I do think his wife is helping him branch out by wearing the black button-up job he had on one or two keynotes ago.
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post #56 of 93
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In one of the TV interviews Jobs did right after the Keynote, he told the interviewer that he was happy he could finally start using iPhone on a regular basis, now that its release was common knowledge. He had only previously played around with it at his house and at Apple HQ.

So yes, Steve is probably using iPhone as his full-time cell phone. And he's probably helping the team tweak the software over the next few months with his suggestions.

I wouldn't be surprised if Jon Ive and a couple of the software managers were doing the same. I know a few of the iPod team members were asked to play around with the original iPod for a month or so before it was released.

That doesn't make the photo authentic, necessarily. But I wouldn't consider it unlikely.

And no, Steve doesn't ALWAYS wear the black turtleneck and jeans. I've seen him several times, and maybe half of those he was dressed that way, and other times he was in some other casual shirt, pants, shorts, sneakers kind of combo. He's never in a suit, that's for sure.

He also doesn't travel with an entourage of any kind. He walks/drives around Palo Alto quite often. And he waits in line, even at the Apple Store on University Avenue, like everyone else.

Arrogant as he may be, he is visably uncomfortable with any kind of "glamor" treatment. He doesn't like being approached by strangers for autographs, photos, or anything like that. People in Palo Alto have learned to just leave him be.

Quite true. A couple of years ago, I saw him when at his son's middle school musical (Reed was playing "Bundles" in Annie) and was dressed in his usual attire, complete with Birkenstocks. Before the show, he was standing off in the courtyard of the school. He was alone, looking pensive and appeared to prefer being away from the crowd which mostly consisted of other affluent parents gregariously chatting it up before finding their seats.
post #57 of 93
It has to be him because he said, publicly, that he WOULD be using it after MacWorld when he was interviewed after the announcement of the phone. He said that he hasn't been able to use it but will be.
post #58 of 93
If I were driving and pulled up next to him at a red light I'd rev it a little just to see if he'd rev it back a little. I dont care what car I was in, I'd still do it. (For reference I drive a 98 Kia Sephia...what a beauty especially since the former owner took one good whack at the trunk with a sledge hammer for some reason)
post #59 of 93
It's fake. The man does wear non-Keynote clothes. Look at everyone else. He'd be sweating his ass off.
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post #60 of 93
Does he wear the same thing every damn day?!?!? I thought that was just for big announcements and that by now it was probably more tongue in cheek than anything.

Guess I was wrong.
post #61 of 93
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I'm also intrigued by the red arrow cursor that is following him.
Could this be some sort of hovering personal assistant?
Perhaps it is a preview of the new Aqua GUI theme we will see in Leopard?

A holographic OS! Yes!!!
post #62 of 93
(Disclaimer: I do not normally use four-letter words.)

This bothers me. This REALLY bothers me.

Let us suppose this is true.

If so, my reaction would be: Leave Jobs' **FRIGgin** personal life alone. Everyone -- anyone -- deserves that, at a minimum.

Absolutely anything vis-a-vis his role as CEO, CTO, etc of Apple is fair game. But at his kid's baseball game? Give me a FRIGgin break......

Shame on anyone who thinks a story like this is worth more than spit.

post #63 of 93
I have it on good authority that Steve is actually listening to The Beatles' "Abbey Road" on the yet-to-be-announced widescreen iPod which happens to sport 100GB of NAND flash memory. Or, was that 200GB?
post #64 of 93
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It's fake. The man does wear non-Keynote clothes. Look at everyone else. He'd be sweating his ass off.

Oh, who cares if it's fake? It's fun to talk about anyway.

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post #65 of 93
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Oh, who cares if it's fake? It's fun to talk about anyway.

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What's fun to talk about?
post #66 of 93
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Originally Posted by longterm View Post

To begin with, I find it really suspicious that he's wearing his trademark clothes; I bet this was Photoshopped from an existing keynote. I don't believe it's real.

And if it is a real photo, so what?? The iPhone is due to be out in 3 months; why wouldn't it make sense that he'd be using one sometimes?

If you knew anything about SJ it's that he almost always dresses that way. If you've read any books about him it's been well known that he wears the trademark "black mock neck shirt and jeans" because he doesn't believe in obsessing with what he's going to wear. He probably owns a crap load of the same thing! I have to admit I've become somewhat modular in my wardrobe.

On the iPhone... I don't see how anyone could tell that he was using one from the picture. The person who took the picture could have seen it at some point, but I'm sure he'd be keeping it well hidden. I really don't think he'd be using one before it's been cleared by the FCC though. It's not a smart thing to do being a person in such a high position. Just not worth the trouble it could raise.
post #67 of 93
As if the blue jeans, mock turtleneck, glasses, and iPod earbuds weren't obvious enough to show you who he is, there is a red arrow pointing at him.
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post #68 of 93
Assuming this is true, is this a harbinger of a nerd paparazzi? I think it's a little rude to be covertly photographing people.

I don't think the clothes are a comfort problem or necessarily a plausibility killer here. It looks like some people have shorts & short sleeve shirts, others have pants & long sleeves. It's hard to tell. I see some people wearing short sleeves & shorts or skirts in winter.
post #69 of 93
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Since when is this TMZ??

Ahaha!!!

Funny!

Next thing you'll see a blurb on defamer.com .

On a related note, this does look like my cousin Daniel at his kid's soccer practice...
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post #70 of 93
Yes, it's the Poppa-zity.
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post #71 of 93
It would not be the first time Steve used a beta product of Apple, before Keynote was released Steve was using it for his presentations, a CEO who is excited about the products that his/her company makes is rare. He likes using Apple products does not think himself to be too big a man to demo it. Who know what Bill Gates is using behind doors, for all I know hw could be running a mac or a linux box as windows is prone to virus attacks.
post #72 of 93
Unknown to those around him, SJ is standing slightly away from the crowd trying out his new iDepends with the "iPoo Shield" accessory. "Aaaahhhh," says Steve as he grunts out another Zune colored RDF ball, "now I can truly feel fresh and free! Jony Ive, you've outdone yourself yet again!"
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post #73 of 93
JeffDM:

...harbinger of a nerd paparazzi? Not really. A curiosity and fascination about the head of a popular publicly traded corporation. It's interesting so little photography of Steve Jobs appears online other than scripted events. I would have imagined AppleInsiders/MUG members and other Apple enthusiasts, as well as those concerned about their Apple investments, residing in the Cupertino/Palo Alto/San Jose area would document his public travels by way of his Gulfstream V. Many plane observers take pleasure tracking take off and landings.

Remember he had a serious health scare awhile back and his well being is of concern to not only his loved ones, but many investors and people who hope for his continued well being. How else to know what's going on than by observation. Steve is certainly a more interesting character than flash in the pan Hollywood celebrities who live outrageous public lives and are chronicled by gossip papers and cable tv channels that can't get enough documentation going so far as to pay exorbitant amounts of money.

So where art thou Apple Paparazzi? Mac and Apple interested communities provide a huge online network waiting for more documentation for salacious and historical purposes. If history is our guide Steve will probably never commission an authorized biography. Camera buffs snap away and report back here!

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post #74 of 93
Holy sh-t! 73, er, 74 comments on this?
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You need it.

That's what she said!


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Just flexing my powers.
post #76 of 93
From the picture it looks like it just rained recently. Therefore the ground should be soft and this investigative journalist could have gotten us a close-up picture of Steve Job's footprint! Then we could confirm this story (after having snuck into his office to steal one of his sneakers). We could also probably sell plaster casts of the footprint for $120 on eBay. What's this world coming to?
post #77 of 93
I can't see anything but earphones and it's cord.

A regular iPod is my guess.
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post #78 of 93
To all the people questioning whether it's an iPhone, read the description provided by the person who snapped the picture on his camera phone.

flickr link

For those of you too lazy to click the link:

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Yes, the photo is for real, and yes it is an iPhone that he was talking on, or at least it was the same size and shape. He took it out of his pocket to make calls using the touchscreen.

I thought it was interesting, so I took the photo.

I can't believe this photo has over 1100 views.

Maybe I'll become a professional paparazzo and save up the $500 to buy one for myself when it's available.

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I could hear his side of the conversation, but I have to confess I wasn't paying attention.

I'm amazed that people find this so interesting. It's public information that they're developing the iPhoneI wasn't surprised to see him using one (presumably they're testing prototypes or something). I just thought it was kind of cool that he was using one, pointed my cellphone in his general direction, and pressed the button.

Alsoas a photo of Steve Jobs, this one kind of sucks compared to many others available on the web.

Now I do realise that he might not be telling the truth, but he sounds very genuine in his comments.
post #79 of 93
http://www.flickr.com/photos/46281582@N00/61490613/

that's more news than the motion blured pic of steve.....
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post #80 of 93
It's a fake, look at the the fence, none of the metal lines touch his shoulder.
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