Steve Jobs tried to warn Mark Zuckerberg about privacy in 2010. This video clip of Steve at the D8 conference from June 2010 articulates what online privacy meant to Apple back then. Fast-forward eight years and nothing has fundamentally changed in the way Tim Cook & Co. approach accessing user data and protecting their privacy.
When Apple’s former retail chief Ron Johnson presented the idea for tech support stations—dubbed Genius Bar—that would be located inside the company’s brick-and-mortar stores, Steve Jobs loathed the concept and thought it would never work.
“I remember the day I came in and told Steve about the Genius Bar idea and he says, ‘That’s so idiotic! It’ll never work!’”, Johnson told Recode.
Steve Jobs, Apple’s late co-founder and chief executive, would have turned 62 today. Perhaps best known to the general public for his penchant for carefully choreographed product presentations and unique leadership style, Steve passed away on October 5, 2011—the day after the iPhone 4s unveiling—of respiratory arrest related to a rare form of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor he was diagnosed with in 2003.