All Things Digital Conference: Steve Jobs Explains

As some of you will be aware, the Wall Street Journal’s annual D: All Things Digital Conference took place recently, and it was none other than Apple CEO Steve Jobs, who faced the questions from Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg in an on-stage interview.

And as you can very well imagine, Jobs had a lot to talk about. As reported by Daniel Farber at, Steve shared a lot of his philosophy during the interview, which appears to be based on “choosing which horses to ride very carefully.”

That was his explanation on ditching the 3.5-inch floppy disk, Flash and many other technologies before his competitors make the shift anyway. “We try to pick things in their ‘springs.’ If you choose wisely you can save yourself an enormous amount of work,” Jobs said.

Jobs also spoke about the success of the iPad, saying “So far, I have to say that people seem to be liking iPads. We’ve sold one every three seconds since we’ve launched it.” I don’t know about you, but that sounds pretty impressive to me.

Steve was also asked about the recent reports on the prototype iPhone that was lost in a bar by an Apple employee and was sold on to Gizmodo. However, Jobs couldn’t comment on this because of the ongoing investigation that is taking place.

Although he did say it was a great story, and even offered his own interpretation on what went down: “it’s got theft. It’s got buying stolen property. It’s got extortion. It probably has sex in there somewhere. Somebody should make a movie out of this.”

You can read more on Steve Jobs’ interview via the link above.