Unscripted Steve Jobs Video Interviews Now Free on iTunes
By Daniel Ionescu
Some of Steve Jobs’ most candid appearances over the past decade are now available to download for free on iTunes. Almost five hours of video footage of the late Apple CEO speaking at the yearly All Things Digital conference take you through Jobs’ vision on the iPod and iPhone, and even include a chat with archrival Bill Gates.
The six interviews are available as a video or audio-only podcast, giving you a glimpse into an unrehearsed Steve Jobs, without the staging and slideshows behind him, which most people are familiar with from his product introduction keynotes.
The video collection begins from 2003, at the first All Things Digital conference, not long after Jobs returned to Apple, where he speaks about his plans for the future and his role at NEXT. A year later, Jobs talked about Apple’s music business, the iPod, iTunes and legal downloads.
In the 2005 interview, two years before the first iPhone, Jobs fielded a question about an iPod phone and talked about how mobile devices relate to desktop computers. Then, in 2007, Jobs and Gates took the stage together to talk about their lives as collaborators, in what later became a historic tech moment.
The final All Things Digital appearance is from 2010, when Jobs discussed the end of the PC era and focused mainly on the iPad, with the first model released earlier that year, and controversially, on Apple’s relationship with Adobe at the height of the Flash vs. HTML5 debate.
Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, the All Things Digital interviewers, worked with Apple to release the video and said they are “a memorial to a great man and in the spirit of sharing a priceless piece of history.”