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Steve Jobs biography may be available in time for the iPad 3

August 15, 2011 |  3:42 pm

Stevejobs_cover Let's start by assuming the iPad 3 will be ready to be wrapped up in foil and ribbon and put under the tree at Christmastime. If that's the case, its perfect companion will be the first official biography of Apple founder Steve Jobs.

"Steve Jobs: A Biography" by Walter Isaacson was originally slated to be published in March of 2012, but it now appears it will arrive much earlier: Nov. 21, 2011.

It wouldn't be the first major change for the biography, which was originally slated to be titled the whimsical "iSteve" and later changed to the more straightforward title it has today.

The publication date appears to be moved up -- mostly. Both Barnes & Noble and Apple's ibookstore list "Steve Jobs: A Biography" as going on sale Nov. 21. Yet as of this writing, Amazon.com still lists the book's publication date as March 6, 2012.

Will the iPad 3 arrive in time for Christmas and Hannukah? That's even harder to say. MacRumors is one of the Apple watching sites that says an iPad 3 in 2011 is possible.

Simon & Schuster is publishing the first authorized biography of Steve Jobs. Isaacson had cooperation from Jobs and his friends and family; he's been known to have been working on the book since 2009, the Associated Press reported earlier this year.

Isaacson, head of the Aspen Institute and a former executive at Time and CNN has previously written biographies of Albert Einstein ("Einstein: His Life and Universe," 2007), Benjamin Franklin ("Benjamin Franklin: An American Life," 2003) and Henry Kissinger ("Kissinger: A Biography," 1992).


Authorized Steve Jobs biography will be called "iSteve." iSeriously.

Steve Jobs bio, coming in March 2012, is already an Amazon bestseller

"iSteve" no more: Steve Jobs bio will be titled "Steve Jobs: A biography"

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Image: the current cover of "Steve Jobs: A Biography" 

Credit: Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group / Barnes & Noble