The first authorized biography of Steve Jobs will go on sale next year. Includes testimony from family, friends and competitors of the boss of Apple, who was also interviewed.
The book is called "iSteve: The Book of Jobs" and is being written since 2009 by Walter Isaacson, former manager of Time and CNN and chairman of the Aspen Institute, a think-tank in Washington. Isaacson has published biographies of Benjamin Franklin (one of the founders of the USA), Albert Einstein and the Nobel Peace Prize winner Henry Kissinger.
There are already several books on the lives of Jobs, but none had the approval of the individual. At least one case, the publication of a biographical book that gave rise to retaliation. In 2005, in response to the book iCon, on return to the company's founding in the 1990s, Apple has banned from its stores all books the publisher responsible for the work.
Steve Jobs, 56, founded Apple in the late 1970 and relaunched the company in late 1990, when it was nearly bankrupt. Also bought the company that led to Pixar (creators of Toy Story), who was president of until it was bought by Disney in 2006 - a deal that made Jobs is the largest single shareholder in Disney.
Currently, the founder of Apple is low and there has been considerable speculation about his health. In 2004, he announced he had pancreatic cancer, although a rare species, which allowed treatment. More recently, he received a liver transplant.