updated 02:40 pm EST, Fri November 18, 2011
Info left out of Isaacson biography
Before his death, former Apple CEO Steve Jobs wanted to revolutionize three more fields of technology, biographer Walter Isaacson tells the New York Times. The author says he deliberately avoided going into detail about future Apple products in his book because he felt it wasn't fair to the company. In particular, Jobs is said to have been interested in photography, textbooks, and TV.
The focus on TV in mentioned in the biography, but Isaacson elaborates that Jobs told him he'd "licked it" regarding the technology. "There's no reason you should have all these complicated remote controls," Jobs reportedly said. Rumors have suggested that plans could involve Siri, the voice command system currently restricted to the iPhone 4S.
What Jobs might have had in mind for photography and textbooks is unmentioned. For the latter the executive may have wanted to increase the penetration of iPads into schools, something that has already begun to happen. With photography Jobs may have been contemplating a dedicated camera, but Apple has been heavily promoting the quality of the iPhone 4S' integrated photo functions.