Steve Jobs wasn’t always the man of steel that we know and love today—even he got nervous, once upon a time. Meanwhile, the iPod classic may be at death’s door, an iPad survives a death-defying stunt, and a way to decide whether or not an iPhone 4 is for you—without boring you to death. The remainders for Wednesday, February 9, 2011 have both feet firmly out of the grave.
Steve Jobs early TV appearance (YouTube)
Steve Jobs is cool. He’s collected. He’s calm. He’s one of the best showmen of our generation. But it wasn’t always that way. Check out this behind-the-scenes clip of Steve prior to a TV interview in the ’80s, in which the future Apple CEO is in awe of being on the air. Man, I just want to give him a hug or something.
One charmingly named site claims that the iPod classic is almost out of stock, and suggests it may be ripe for an update or—*gasp*—discontinuation. Don’t go towards the light, iPod classic! You’ve got so much to—ooh, is that flash memory? And look at how cheap it is!
Just in case you had a hankering to run your iPad over with a PT Cruiser, it’s good to know that it will survive. Except for the screen being totally shattered. So, you know, we’re using a broad definition of “survival.”
I know what you’re thinking: should I buy an iPhone 4? And could you tell me without using so many, well, words? Fortunately, the folks at IGN have concocted this helpful flowchart. Really, I can only think of one easier way to decide.