Our Haute 100 list details the accomplishments of the most influential people in each of our markets—Miami, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. These people continue to make moves, so rather than waiting for the next Haute 100 issue to come out, we thought we’d provide you with regular updates on those Haute 100ers who are making headlines. Check back daily for more info on the most powerful people in your city. Today: Steve Jobs. Why? The iPad’s being released on Saturday, and tech-lovers everywhere are giddy with anticipation.
What MADE Him Haute You don’t need us to tell you the background about why he’s haute. What he’s been up to in 2010 to keep his haute factor relevant is the ongoing teasers, official announcements, and updates regarding Apple’s new iPad, with the WiFi model going on sale April 3, 2010 and the 3G version not far behind it. Only time will tell if Apple can once again deliver on its hype.
What Makes Him Haute Now The iPad is being released in two short days and the initial reviews are in from those lucky enough to get their hands on a device before it hits the marketplace—namely, reporters from The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Chicago Sun-Times, and USA Today. All four of these enviable “chosen ones” indicated that they were impressed by the iPad’s speed and visual appeal. The iPad is set to revolutionize the publishing industry, and the WSJ has already announced that the price for a digital subscription will be MORE than the cost of a subscription to the actual paper version of the paper. We encourage you to post your own reviews in our comments section. And for more insight on Steve Jobs himself, let me direct your attention to the folks at Gawker, who asked their readers to send in tales of personal encounters with Jobs. Apparently he is one crazy driver. And he sometimes responds to emails.