Steve Jobs makes rare public appearance at awards event to congratulate AT&T Mobility former CEO

“Apple CEO Steve Jobs reportedly made a rare public appearance on Tuesday night, coming to an event hosted by the Wireless History Foundation,” MacNN reports.

“One of the group’s stated goals is promoting achievements in the industry; to that effect it was inducting Stan Sigman, a former CEO of AT&T Mobility, into its Wireless Hall of Fame. Jobs was present to congratulate Sigman, with whom he helped devise the iPhone beginning in 2005,” MacNN reports.

Read more in the full article, including a photo of Jobs, who obviously doesn’t do name-tags (seven TIME Magazine covers precludes the need for a sticker on your jacket), here.

28 Comments

  1. @ Figurative – my thoughts exactly. Unlike Verizon, ATT did help make the conditions right for Apple to bring forth the iPhone.

    Having the iPhone on Verizon is a good idea – if for no other reason some people will migrate and leave more bandwidth for me. Bwa! Ha! Ha!

    Peace.

  2. @ Figurative – my thoughts exactly. Unlike Verizon, ATT did help make the conditions right for Apple to bring forth the iPhone.

    Having the iPhone on Verizon is a good idea – if for no other reason some people will migrate and leave more bandwidth for me. Bwa! Ha! Ha!

    Peace.

  3. alot of android sales are just because people don’t want to go ATT

    if apple goes to verizon their marketshare will explode because the droids will get smart

    on a side note if apple stock keeps doubling every two years for the next 8 years it will be worth over $5000 each in 2018

  4. alot of android sales are just because people don’t want to go ATT

    if apple goes to verizon their marketshare will explode because the droids will get smart

    on a side note if apple stock keeps doubling every two years for the next 8 years it will be worth over $5000 each in 2018

  5. I’ve read reports that there has been a number of AT&T engineers hanging out at Apple the last few years.

    For example:
    Ars Technica:
    “AT&T engineers went to Apple to give Apple’s engineers a “crash course” in wireless networking. Apple modified how the iPhone communicates with towers to reduce the overhead for making connections or sending texts.”

    Building phones is a complex thing and Apple was new at it and I think Apple valued whatever AT&T was willing to share and that’s one of the reasons it’s stuck with AT&T for so long, it’s loyalty. This loyalty is shown again for Jobs to go to the presentation, a very rare thing for him to do. (loyalty something which Google — Schmidt on apple’s board, google phone – apparently needs some education in).

  6. I’ve read reports that there has been a number of AT&T engineers hanging out at Apple the last few years.

    For example:
    Ars Technica:
    “AT&T engineers went to Apple to give Apple’s engineers a “crash course” in wireless networking. Apple modified how the iPhone communicates with towers to reduce the overhead for making connections or sending texts.”

    Building phones is a complex thing and Apple was new at it and I think Apple valued whatever AT&T was willing to share and that’s one of the reasons it’s stuck with AT&T for so long, it’s loyalty. This loyalty is shown again for Jobs to go to the presentation, a very rare thing for him to do. (loyalty something which Google — Schmidt on apple’s board, google phone – apparently needs some education in).

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