Soon before the tech community could finish the debate of apple going on cloud with its iCloud services, Steve Jobs surprised the world with Apple’s ambitious ‘Spaceship’ campus.
‘Spaceship’ conceptualized by Apple’s CEO Steve Job and designed by finest architects, is a proposed campus for the organization’s new headquarter. The mothership will staff close to 13,000 employees and is estimated to acquire an area of 3.1 million square foot at Cupertino, California.
Apparently Jobs seems to already have convinced the officials of Cupertino with his usual style of awe-inspiring presentation. Mayor Gilbert Wong has extended his support to Jobs in his press conference and believes in the city’s growth with the presence of the tech giant.
The ‘Spaceship’ is expected to be completed by 2015 with a promising quality of a spaceship fueled with natural energy. The circular building will resemble the apple’s product in terms of no sharp edges, meaning the building will require large sheets of curved glass. The proposed plan will have four storey building with highlights such as complete underground parking, 3000-seater cafeteria and fitness centre.
The Apple’s ‘Spaceship’ will also symbolize life on the highly industrial terrain of Cupertino. With the lush green belt and around 6000 trees which may include apricot orchids ‘Spaceship’ will surely change the landscape of the city.
Steve Jobs may not suffice you with his answer on the demands for free wi-fi but surely he has silenced the critics who were speculating the downfall of Apple with his presence, be it the recent launches of Apple products or the making of the ‘Spaceship’.
When Steve Jobs says Apple is going out of space, he surely means the growth of Apple’s dominance in the digital sphere. Jobs foresight is heavily based on the recent market insights which have shown the strong demand for Apple products. Market experts have projected the growth of Apple stock to $310 which can even touch the $400 mark.
Steve Jobs has announced his medical leave to the Apple employees in his email. Jobs has cited the focus on his health as the reason for his medical leave. However he has also mentioned that he will continue as CEO and remain involved in major strategic decisions.
In the absence of Jobs, the company’s control will be shifted to Tim Cook, Apple’s chief operating officer. Jobs has expressed his confidence in Cook and the Apple’s management for executing their plans for 2011.
In his email Jobs has requested for his family’s privacy along with his wish to return soon. In 2003, Jobs was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He underwent surgery and returned to work.
Jobs’ last medical leave, which lasted 6 months, made news in 2008, when he had a liver transplant. Jobs absence will surely raise a question on Apple’s innovation and speculate Apple’s stock.
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Contrary to Apple Inc.’s claim that the iPhone alarm problem would be fixed by January 3, the glitch persisted even on Monday causing scores of users to oversleep, again. While iPhone users have yet again taken to Twitter to vent out their frustration, Apple CEO has also resorted to the microblogging site for some damage control.
“iPhone alarm clock bug most definitely not fixed. Grrr,” posted a user, ewanmcintosh.
“Today the alarm on my #iphone should be working according to #apple then why did I wake up at 08:30 instead of the time on my alarm 07:35!” questioned bianc1208.
Some sought to look at the brighter side of things. jlemm tweeted, “A pleasant start for the week: oversleeping thanks to the annual iPhone alarm clock issue.”
Others tried to read into the signs, apa02 posted, “Interesting problem with that iPhone alarm. I thought Mayas’ end of the world was coming 2012.”
Twitter has been flooded by Apple iPhone alarm problems related posts since the beginning of the new year as the alarm on the phone has not been working since Jan 1, 2011.
The company had earlier confirmed the iOS bug that causes one off alarms to not function properly on iPhone and iPod touch devices and promised “all alarms will work properly beginning January 3”.
Apple had also said that the users can set recurrant alarms to avoid any troublem as the glitch affected only the one-off alarm. However, several latest tweets suggest that even this solution did not help much.
Now, Apple CEO, Steve Jobs has jumped into the rescue.
“Until Apple issues an official fix for the iPhone alarm glitch, please do not open your iPhone’s clock app. Doing so may void the warranty,” he tweeted.
His earlier tweet read: “Sorry about the iPhone alarm glitch. We had absolutely no way to prepare for 2011.”
Considering that this is the second time in two months that Apple iPhones have let people sleep in late and face consequences for that, it would be better for the users to rely on something else.
Here are some apps that may be used as alarm on iPhone: