After the background on the use of the mobile phone, we return to treat on these pages the figure of Steve Jobs, the late co-founder of Apple. In fact, in these hours it has emerged another possible habit of the former Apple CEO: this time, Facebook is involved.
In particular, according to what was reported by Wccftech and 9to5Mac (the original source is CNBC), apparently Jobs does not always use properly positive terms to indicate the company of Mark Zuckerberg. In fact, in an email conversation with Scott Forstall in 2011, who was head of the iOS project at the time, the co-founder of Apple used the term “Fecebook”, which certainly does not need further explanations (especially if “Italianized”).
Jobs used the aforementioned “nickname” in a context where Facebook was in talks with Apple to bring his official application on iPad. The Cupertino company did not want Facebook to implement other apps within its service, while Zuckerberg believed this was necessary. For this reason, there was a meeting between the CEO of Facebook and Forstall.
Following the meeting, the head of the iOS project wrote to Jobs and Phil Schiller, a well-known Apple executive, explaining to the two that Zuckerberg had proposed an approach of a certain kind, based on various points. Forstall suggested that one of Mark’s requests was not exactly right for Apple, and Jobs replied that he agreed: everything was reasonable except the third point proposed by “Fecebook” (he used that term). Someone has hypothesized that it was only a typo, but not a few think that the “nickname” was intended.
In case you’re wondering, yes: the source of the conversations between Jobs and Forstall are the “legal disputes” between Apple and Epic Games, which these days are bringing out a lot of interesting information, as the process has begun. For example, it looks like Epic Games overestimated esports.