Despite being the driving force behind the company that revolutionised how we listen to music, the late Steve Jobs apparently preferred listening to music on vinyl rather than MP3. This is according to the musician Neil Young, who has said "Steve Jobs was a pioneer of digital music. His legacy is tremendous. But when he went home, he listened to vinyl (albums)."
The story has been published on the Technology section of the Telegraph website today, from a report on the D: Dive Into Media conference, where Neil Young is campaigning for better quality, or higher fidelity digital music. As it stands, most digital formatting only contains around 5% of the data of music as it is recorded in a studio. Young claims that he was working with Steve Jobs on a new format, which he hopes would contain 100% of the recorded data, thus making it 20 times more dynamic than current options. The songwriter told those listening "I talked to Steve about it. We were working on it.You've got to believe if he lived long enough he would eventually try to do what I'm trying to do." His claims were supported, in part, by Walt Mossberg of News Corp, who told reporters that Steve Jobs had been surprised that "people traded quality, to the extent they had, for convenience or price."
Steve Jobs was the co-founder, chief executive and chairman of Apple Inc. In August 2011, he resigned as chief executive but retained his position on the company's board until he died in October, 2011 aged 56. He had been suffering from pancreatic cancer.