Jobs family, designer Starck reach agreement on payment
An agreement between the Jobs family and designer Philippe Starck has resolved a dispute that saw one of the late Steve Jobs' final projects, a 263-foot custom-designed mega-yacht called "Venus," impounded in an Amsterdam dock. The argument stemmed from Starck's contention that he hadn't been fully paid for his work, with the Jobs family saying that his fee was contingent on the final cost of the yacht, which actually came in under budget.
Apple says no core products made with Starck
Apple in a more direct response publicly shot down Philip Starck's assertions that he was working with Apple on a product. A spokeswoman told AllThingsD that Apple wasn't working with any core products. The representative wouldn't guess on what Starck had meant.
Starck would design Apple product for eight months
Well-known French product designer Philippe Starck has claimed in an interview with France's Le Figaro that he was recently working with Apple on a design. The "revolutionary" project would supposedly be due to arrive in eight months. He wouldn't say more about its nature, citing Apple's "religious cult of secrecy."