Would you watch Christian Bale in the Steve Jobs movie?

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The man currently at the helm of the Sorkin biopic of Steve Jobs, David Fincher, wants Christian Bale to play the lead role. Bale, who has starred in films such as The PrestigeThe Dark Knight trilogy, and most recently American Hustle, does share a resemblance with a young Steve Jobs.

Personally, this would have me much more excited for the movie than I currently am. No announcements have been made, but it would make sense that Bale would take the job.

[MacRumors]

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Director of ‘The Social Network’ in talks to lead Sony’s Jobs biopic

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David Fincher, director of The Social Network, among other films, is in talks to also direct the upcoming Sony-backed Steve Jobs biopic. The film is supposedly based on the Walter Isaacson biography of Jobs, and Aaron Sorkin has already completed the script.

Fincher is the natural choice, and he has a history of great movies. If he does land the directing job, it’s a safe bet that the Jobs movie will be worth watching.

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New postage stamp to commemorate Steve Jobs

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A new USPS stamp will be released in 2015 that honors Steve Jobs. The stamp will feature a photo of him — note that the image to the right isn’t what will be released. The United States Postal Service routinely honors great American people, and it’s good to see Jobs being honored.

However, this doesn’t seem like something that he would want.

[The Washington Post; image via Engadget]

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Kutcher Talks with Jay Leno and The Verge About His Role as Steve Jobs

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As many of you know by now, Jobs, a film to finally see nationwide premier on August 16, stars Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs himself. Ahead of the debut, Kutcher took to Quora a little over a week ago to answer fans’ questions about the role and why he decided to take it. He has more recently, however, started to take the publicity circuit on interviews with Jay Leno and Joshua Topolsky of The Verge(more…)

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First Trailer for ‘Jobs’ Starring Ashton Kutcher Now Online

The ‘Jobs’ biopic previewed at the Sundance film festival earlier this year received little to no acclaim, but the film is still intended to finally see national audiences regardless of its initial “April” slated release. In an attempt to reach wider popularity among Apple enthusiasts such as yourself, the film’s first official trailer is now up for viewing on YouTube.

Although it may not have received praise at Sundance, the movie is undoubtedly going to be better than the first of many Steve Jobs-related films to come in 2013–Funny or Die’s iSteve. The ‘Jobs’ biopic is slated to finally be released on August 16, 2013 and stars Ashton Kutcher.

How do you feel about this film now that you’ve seen the trailer?

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Steve Jobs Thought His Work Would Be Forgotten

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who passed away nearly two years ago, is remembered as one of the most prolific businessmen and visionaries to ever live. He was greatly admired during his life, and greatly mourned following his death. Yet, in a never-before-seen interview from 1994, when he was still working at NeXT, Jobs didn’t think that anyone would remember the products or work he had done.

“This is a field where one does not write a principia that holds up for 200 years,” said Jobs. “This is not a field where one paints a painting that will be looked at for centuries or builds a church that will be admired and looked at in astonishment for centuries. No, this is a field where one does one’s work and, in 10 years, it’s obsolete and really will not be usable within 10 or 20 years.”

In hindsight, there is perhaps no single person in the entire tech industry that will ever be remembered as much as Steve Jobs. While some Apple products might be considered obsolete, the legacy that Jobs left behind is something that will serve as an inspiration to future generations for years to come. So, in a sense, Jobs painted the biggest and brightest painting of them all.

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Bill Gates Recounts His Last Conversation With Steve Jobs

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The competitive nature of the relationship between Bill Gates, founder and (until fairly recently) CEO of Microsoft, and Steve Jobs is well-publicized. What isn’t as well-known is that the two became friends later in life, close enough so that Jobs invited Gates over for what would become the last conversation between the two.

60 Minutes has interviewed Bill Gates, and the program includes some thoughts of Steve Jobs, as well as some details of that final conversation. The conversation was emotional:

Gates grew emotional as he recalled visiting Jobs just before his death. The billionaire welled up as he described their last conversation, which he described as “forward-looking.”

“He showed me the boat he was working on,” said Gates, “and talked about how he’s looking forward to being on it, even though we both knew there was a good chance that wouldn’t happen.”

The full interview can be seen after the break.

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Commemorating Steve Jobs’ Birthday

Steve Jobs HeadshotAs pointed out within the iFans discussion forums, February 24th would have marked the 58th birthday of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. After nearly a decade-long battle with a rare form of pancreatic cancer, Jobs passed away on October 5th, 2011, just one day after Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the iPhone 4S on the company’s Cupertino, California campus.

When Jobs passed, virtually the whole world mourned together. One of the most compelling tributes came from U.S. President Barack Obama, who noted that a large number of people probably found out about the passing of Jobs through an Apple device. Happy birthday, Steve. What are your favorite memories of Jobs?

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SimCity Beta Gives a Tip O’ the Hat to the Late Steve Jobs

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Chalk this up to being mildly interesting: SimCity, a game that recently debuted for a weekend beta before a full release, includes a shot of a man on a stage decked out in a black turtleneck, jeans, and what appears to be some brand of white tennis shoes – potentially Nikes.

Sound familiar? It should: that attire is identical to what Steve Jobs would wear when unveiling a product or service from Apple.  (more…)

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‘jOBS’ Gets it Totally Wrong, According to Steve Wozniak

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Steve Wozniak, the man who helped co-found Apple with his prodigious engineering skills, says that the first clip of ‘jOBS’ gets it “totally wrong.” In comments made to Gizmodo, Wozniak basically rips apart the clip’s accuracy and portrayal of characters.

According to Woz, the clip actually is almost completely backwards in its portrayal of the thoughts and feelings of Jobs and Wozniak in regards to computing: (more…)

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