Steve Jobs Does Not Have a License Plate from the Future It's well known that Steve's Merc does not have a license plate, but a barcode. Many thought that this sticker was some sort of replacement, an agreement with the state of California to display his information. But some car-savvy folks tell us that Jobs' bar code is just the VIN number to his car and, according to the state of California, no one is exempt from having a license plate. The fine for driving without one is $250 per occurrence—coincidentally (or not-so-coincidentally?), the price of an iPod classic. [iPhone Savior ]