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It is no secret that Apple executives aren’t thrilled by existing and upcoming Steve Jobs movies. The latest example: Steve’s widow Lauren Powell Jobs apparently “tried to kill” the upcoming Hollywood biopic by Sony Pictures (according to the Wall Street Journal, she tried to cease production on the Aaron Sorkin script multiple times).

Coincidentally or not, ABC News has now exclusively obtained never-before-seen footage of Apple’s mercurial founder, who can be seen addressing Apple executives the day before the release of the original iPhone in 2007.

The video shows the “softer side” to Apple’s mercurial co-founder, who succumbed to complications caused by his years-long battle with pancreatic cancer on October 5, 2011, just 24 hours following the iPhone 4s media event.

Here’s ABC’s video.

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ABC says Apple itself released these candid tapes for its employees yesterday as part of marking the fourth anniversary of Jobs’ death on October 5, 2011 (go here for Tim Cook’s internal memo to employees commemorating fourth anniversary of Jobs’s death).

On the other hand, releasing this internal video of Jobs might as well be interpreted as an effort to control the narrative surrounding Steve Jobs movies and distance Apple from Hollywood’s portrayal of its late co-founder as a ruthless businessman who didn’t value family or respect his employees.

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“A whole generation is going to think of him in a different way if they see a movie that depicts him in a negative way,” Bill Campbell, a longtime Apple board member and friend of Jobs, told the Wall Street Journal.

It’s interesting that the other Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak, was paid $200,000 to consult on the Sony biopic, which hits a limited number of theaters on October 9 ahead of its wider October 23 release.

Source: ABC News

  • Dany Quirion

    Unseen? Ive seen it long ago

    • Merman123

      Me too lol

  • DevXav

    About these jeans?
    They are just old and i feel comfortable in it..

    That’s exactly how i feel about my clothes, even when they are old i just don’t care lol..

    • coLin

      probably you are the next Steve Jobs!

      • DevXav

        Lol, i wish..

  • Anyone notice a much younger Tim Cook at 1:38?

    • And right next to him the former Apple employee Scott Forstall

      • Dany Quirion

        yes thx god hes gone

      • Nathan

        Personally liked him. He kept the old skeuomorphism in iOS. Once Jony was in charge of software design, buts prevailed..

  • And if Steve _didn’t have a more demanding side; perhaps the iphone release event might have failed; the demos gone wrong; sites freezing up; then where would we be?

  • Unknow Unknow

    If you wanna be powerful and rich you have to be cold and an bad asss in what you do he was that in the second part of Apple that why Apple is now the best shitte, Bill wates did it in the pass as well