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 100 members who are making headlines. Counting down to the release of the CDMA iPhone for Verizon, Steve Jobs is creating waves for the Verizon network to parallel Apple’s consistently tidal impact on global connectivity and sophistication.
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: Steve Jobs certainly keeps the world of technology on its toes, so to speak. Apple Inc. and News Corp. are on the verge of launching the iPad Daily, a noteworthy premier that is sharing the spotlight with the imminent release of a CDMA iPhone for Verizon. Both deals are primed for market impact, and Verizon insists upon their compatibility, capability and preparedness for the CDMA iPhone, combating worries that stem from AT&T’s dismal display of the iPhone and 3G. The iPhone’s entry into a directly competitive realm with Verizon’s heavy hitting Android series has the potential to affect both AT&T and Google, but to whose overwhelming or unimpressive advantage it’s hard to say. Throughout thorough and unyielding tech-speculation, Steve Jobs maintains his mastery of diversification.
With News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch, Apple Inc. will present The Daily, a digital newspaper for the iPad. While this may be News Corp.’s “most exciting project,” seems the collaboration is just another streamlined day in Apple’s progressive existence. While Jobs is rumored to appear for Verizon’s launch of the CDMA iPhone, he will definitely be with Rupert Murdoch for The Daily’s introduction at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art on Jan. 19.