One of the last times the late Steve Jobs made a public appearance in front of a camera, he was trying to sell local officials on Apple’s vision of a massive spaceship-style corporate campus.
His June 7, 2011 presentation for the Cupertino, California project (now a work in progress) is among the last footage recorded of Jobs before he died from pancreatic cancer that following October. In the video, Jobs describes the building’s futuristic design, which includes curved glass and sustainable energy sources — a physical embodiment of Apple’s (and Jobs’) forward-looking mentality.
The “Spaceship” campus presentation is worth watching this week because we’re about to get to see a never-before-seen video of Jobs. A video deposition Jobs taped months before his death is expected to be released publicly this week as Apple is fending off an old antitrust lawsuit. The footage will show Jobs addressing complaints that early iPods only played songs sold on the iTunes Store or from downloaded CDs, and not music from rival stores.
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