The authorized Steve Jobs autobiography was released Monday, documenting the life history of the Apple co-founder and former CEO who died earlier this month.

The book, written by Walter Isaacson, is available on iBooks, Kindle and as a hardback and offers a detailed insight into Jobs' life, his work at Apple, relationships with those around him and, perhaps most interesting to Apple fans, a tantalising look into the company's future.

Steve Jobs Biography

It has been revealed that Jobs was working on an Apple television before his death, which would sync with all Apple devices and the iCloud online storage service. "I'd like to create an integrated television set that is completely easy to use," Jobs told Isaacson. "It will have the simplest user interface you could imagine. I finally cracked it."

Isaacson added that the Apple television would mean that "no longer would users have to fiddle with complex remotes for DVD players and cable channels."

Apple has attempted to enter the TV market before, by way of the Apple TV set-top box that can stream content from the Web or a computer on the same Wi-Fi network to a television, but after poor sales Jobs himself described the device as "a hobby."

After revolutionising MP3 players, mobile phones, computers, tablets and the online stores that accompany them, Jobs may have seen the television market as the final hurdle in Apple's domination of consumer technology in the home.

Another revelation that has come from the biography was Jobs' urge to transform textbooks, and he had met with major publishers to try and get them to publish on the iPad. He wanted to save college and university students from hauling around heavy books, instead replacing them with interactive and intuitive iPad applications.