In an interview in Brazil, Steve Jobs Biographer Walter Isaacson admits that he kept what he knew about the Apple TV and other upcoming products out of Job’s Bio because it would have been unfair to Apple to report on the Apple TV or other products in the works before they were completed.
Isaacson said that he plans on releasing an extended version of the biography, possibly after all the products Jobs talked about are released.
According to Isaacson:
“He could have retired any time. But until he died he was still there, working on what would a TV set look like, what would a great camera look like, what textbooks would be like,” said Isaacson about Jobs’ dedication to Apple. “He didn’t need to do that, but I think he was driven by the desire to create great products, not the desire to make money.”…
“I’d like to create an integrated television set that is completely easy to use,” Jobs told Isaacson, “It would be seamlessly synced with all of your devices and with iCloud.”
Jobs went on to elaborate that “it will have the simplest user interface you could imagine. I finally cracked it.”