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Steve Jobs to get the Sorkin treatment, plus 4 other Apple stories to read today

With so many people writing about Apple(s AAPL), finding the best stories and reports isn’t easy. Here’s our daily pick of stories about the company from around the Web that you shouldn’t miss:

  • Get ready for snappy, overlapping dialogue and fast-paced walk and talks with Steve Jobs: The movie adaptation of Walter Isaacson’s Jobs biography will officially be penned by The West Wing and The Social Network writer Aaron Sorkin, reports Slash Film. (This is virtually guaranteed to be less awful than the competing Jobs project starring Ashton Kutcher.)
  • Sprint CEO Dan Hesse did his best Honey Badger impression during Sprint’s(s S) earnings call this morning. Despite shareholder concern about the large investment necessary to sell the iPhone and knowing that it won’t be profitable until 2015, Hesse isn’t worried. According to AllThingsD, he said, “We believe in the long term. And over time we will make more money on iPhone customers than we will on other customers.”
  • You know how Apple and China Mobile have been in talks for years about offering the iPhone on China’s largest mobile carrier? Well,  those talks are continuing, according to the carrier’s new chairman, Xi Guohua. “China Mobile and Apple both have the will to strengthen cooperation,” he said at a company meeting Wednesday, without offering any more specific details, Bloomberg reports.
  • Greenpeace tries to get Apple’s attention on coal-powered server farms with protestors dressed as iPhones and a pod-like capsule that projected protest messages onto Apple’s Cupertino headquarters on Tuesday. Gizmodo has the (bizarre) pictures.
  • Washington insiders may be miffed that Apple doesn’t follow standard D.C. practice in lining politicians’ pockets with donations, but the company isn’t a stranger to high-ranking officials. Here’s the latest proof: this photo, posted by Fortune, shows Apple CEO Tim Cook meeting with John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives, on Tuesday.