A rare video interview of Steve Jobs from his early career with Apple called “The Lost Interview” is now available to rent for $3.99 on iTunes, six months following its teaser.
Robert X. Cringely has shared the unedited “lost” interview which contains over an hour of footage of Jobs recorded in 1995 for the series “Triumph of the Nerds”.
Only 10 minutes of the interview was used in the series whereas remaining footage was recently discovered in a London garage on a VHS tape weeks after Jobs passed away in 2011.
The 72-minute film was first shown at 19 Landmark Theaters in November 2011.
In the interview, Jobs speaks on several topics and shares his vision on the future of the personal computer, NeXT, his company which he ran at the time.
“My little film about Steve Jobs has finally made it to iTunes (YouTube as well!) as a $3.99 rental, but you wouldn’t know it,” wrote Cringely on his blog site. “Deeming the film ‘too controversial,’ Apple has it on the site but they aren’t promoting it and won’t. The topic is ‘too sensitive,’ you see. It isn’t even listed in the iTunes new releases. You have to search for it. But it’s there.”
According to the iTunes description, “The Lost Interview” is, “Candid, controversial and funny.”