Steve Jobs at the D: All Things Digital Conference (Audio)
Summary: There's lots of media of the late Steve Jobs, primarily from his famous introductions of Apple products over the years, and his oft-quoted Stanford commencement address. But, by far, the largest trove of interviews of the legendary innovator candidly answering unrehearsed questions and explaining his views on technology and business comes from his six lengthy appearances at our D: All Things Digital Conference, from 2003 to 2010. As a memorial to a great man, and, in the spirit of sharing a priceless piece of history, we are making all six of these appearances available free, in high quality. We thank Apple for its cooperation in making this podcast available for all. Photo credit: Asa Mathat
Steve Jobs appeared for the last time on the D stage in 2010. He focused on the recently released and wildly successful iPad, but also touched on controversies with Adobe, intellectual property, Apple’s Chinese manufacturing, and maybe most notably, the end of the “PC” era.
After changing the name of the company to simply “Apple,” Steve Jobs joined us on stage again to discuss (and give a sneak peek of) the first unreleased iPhone.
Steve Jobs and Bill Gates took the stage together to talk about their lives as collaborators, rivals, and the future of the technology business as seen from their unique perspectives.
Steve Jobs discussed the crucial need for setting product priorities, how mobile devices relate to desktop computers, and Apple’s fledgeling retail stores. He was asked the question that was on everyone’s mind—”What about an iPod Phone?”
Apple had gotten into the music business, and with the launch of iTunes, had become the biggest legal music download system in the world. Steve talks about Apple, music, and what would come next.
Not long after taking the CEO job at a troubled Apple Computer, Steve Jobs appeared on the first D stage to discuss his plans for the future, his changing role at NEXT, and his views of the technology landscape.