The no-holds barred biography of Steve Jobs has revealed that former president Bill Clinton consulted the Apple boss on what to do about his affair with Monica Lewinsky during a late night tete-a-tete.
Jobs reportedly replied, "I don't know if you did it, but if so, you've got to tell the country."
According to his biographer Walter Isaacson, after Jobs delivered his advice, "There was silence on the other end of the line."
Words of wisdom: In 1998 then US President Bill Clinton was alleged of having an affair with his intern Monica Lewinsky. According to the biography, Clinton made a late night call to Steve Jobs asking him for his advice on the issue after which they became close friends. File pics
Shortly after Jobs' death, Clinton spoke about his friendship with the Apple co-founder during an interview. Clinton said, "When my daughter was at Stanford he got in touch with me, and said, "It's hard to travel to see your child when you're President. I've got a place out in the country. You and Hillary can stay there and bring Chelsea and her friends there anytime you want to.'"
"He gave me a priceless gift: the opportunity to see my child while I was still a very public figure, so I'm highly biased in his favour. Plus, even I can work an iPad."
The biography of Steve Jobs is based on more than forty interviews with him, as well as comments from scores of close family, friends, workmates and rivals.
Music buff Jobs' love of music was said to be seminal to developing the Apple brand with Bob Dylan being one of his heroes.
However he was less impressed when it came to meeting Mick Jagger, saying, "I think he was on drugs. Either that or he's brain damaged."
Clinton attended a small private memorial ceremony last Sunday for Jobs, who died after a long struggle with a rare form of pancreatic cancer called a neuroendocrine tumour.
'Barack Obama a one-term chief' Jobs warned Obama that he would be a one-term chief. Jobs also said, "Bill is unimaginative and has never invented anything, which is why he's more comfortable now in philanthropy than technology."
1 mn The number of tributes paid to Steve Jobs at a company-wide memorial