Apple News Roundup: Steve Jobs and the FBI, iPad 3 Launch
The buzz around Apple is constantly palpable, but not every blip in the Apple newsfeed needs a full blog’s attention. Enter, the Apple News Roundup. Here are the details on the iPad 3’s nearly confirmed specs and release date, plus the FBI’s 1991 investigation into Steve Jobs. Intrigued? You should be.
Jobs in trouble with the law? No, not really. In 1991 the FBI launched an investigation into the person and character of Steve Paul Jobs after then-president George H.W. Bush asked him to join the President’s Export Council. According to Bloomberg:
Bush appointed Jobs to the President’s Export Council on May 24, 1990, where he served until the end of the of the Republican president’s term in January 1993, according to Robert Holzweiss, a researcher at the George Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Texas.
The real buzz around this story, however, is what the investigation revealed. It’s a shockingly similar story to what Steve Jobs’ biography told about the former Apple CEO, including the infamous reality distortion field and his young romance with psychedelic drugs. How’d the report come to light? The FBI can release documents on individuals after they die, but it wasn’t the FBI’s doing. Bloomberg and “others” requested the dossier under the Freedom of Information Act. The fascination with Steve Jobs never seems to stop.
Meanwhile, more iPad 3 leaks are coming to light, with the dead-on accurate blog The Loop confirming AllThingsD’s suspicions about an iPad 3 event coming the first week in March 2012. As if that wasn’t enough, MacRumors has been on the prowl, scooping up all obscure blogs that have been releasing more pictures of alleged iPad 3 aluminum shells. But wait, there’s more! A fancy new LCD circuit board on an (alleged) 10-inch screen has cropped up, clearly showing the logo for display company SHARP. This screen also features three ribbon cables instead of the traditional two on older iPad models — it’s assumed this is because of the super-high resolution.
The Apple buzz never stops, but you can be sure we’ll pick up the beat next week. The iPad 3’s arrival is imminent and I have hunch there will be some more Steve Jobs-related activity during the launch event.