Apple CEO's Biography 'Tell-All' Due Fall 2011

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It looks like Apple fans will be able to learn about their favorite company's CEO earlier than expected -- perhaps even in time for the yet-unknown release of the iPad 3 tablet.

Right now the Apple iPad 3 release date remains highly speculative -- though prominent Apple watchdog blog MacRumors believe it's possible we'll see the latest revision as early as the end of this year. (Source:

What is relatively certain, however, is that the new book "Steve Jobs: A Biography," will be available on November 21, 2011. The book is written by author Walter Isaacson, head of the Aspen Institute and a former executive for both Time and CNN.

The timing of the biography comes as a bit of a surprise, since the book had originally been listed for a March 2012 ship date.

Retailers Confuse Apple Fans

So, how do we know the date has been moved up? Both Barnes & Noble and Apple's ibookstore list the biography for November 21. However, it's hard to absolutely guarantee the date, since continues to list March 6, 2012 as the ship date.

The biography, which is nearly 450 pages in length, has been in development for more than two years and includes more than forty interviews with the iconic tech CEO, Steve Jobs.

According to the Associated Press, Isaacson also worked closely with Jobs' friends and family in writing the book, which is the first biography based on Jobs. It will be published by Simon & Schuster. (Source:

Isaacson is not new to the biography game. He's already completed works on scientist Albert Einstein, founding father Benjamin Franklin, and controversial diplomat Henry Kissinger.

Plenty of Dirt Expected

Barnes & Noble have advertised the bio as a no-holds-barred tell-all. "Although Jobs cooperated with this book, he asked for no control over what was written nor even the right to read it before it was published," the company said. (Source:

"He put nothing off limits and instead encouraged the people he knew to speak honestly, even foes, former girlfriends, and colleagues he had once fired or infuriated."

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