Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died today after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Here are some of Apple's milestones:
1976 - High-school buddies Steven Wozniak and Steve Jobs start Apple Computer. Their first product, Apple I, built in circuit board form, debuts at "the Homebrew Computer Club" in Palo Alto, California.
1977 - Apple II is unveiled, the first personal computer in a plastic case with color graphics.
1983 - Apple starts selling the "Lisa," a desktop computer for businesses with a graphical user interface, the system most users are familiar with today.
1984 - Apple debuts the Macintosh personal computer.
1985 - Jobs leaves Apple after a power struggle.
September 1997 - Jobs is named Apple's interim CEO after the company records losses of more than $1.8 billion.
November 1997 - Jobs introduces a new line of Macintosh computers called G3, and a website that lets people order directly from Apple.
1998 - Apple unveils the iMac desktop computer.
2001 - Apple introduces the iPod.
2003 - The iTunes Store opens, allowing users to buy and download music, audiobooks, movies and TV shows online.
August 2004 - Jobs announces he underwent successful surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from his pancreas.
January 2007 - Apple introduces the iPhone.
2008 - Apple opens its App Store as an update to iTunes.
January 2009 - Jobs takes leave for health reasons. Chief operating officer Tim Cook leads the company in the interim.
June 2009 - Jobs returns to the company after undergoing a liver transplant.
April 2010 - Apple begins selling the iPad, a 10-inch touchscreen tablet, and has an 84 per cent share of the tablet market by year's end.
January 17th, 2011 - Jobs announces that he will take another medical leave.
March 2nd, 2011 - Apple launches the iPad 2.
August 9th, 2011 - Apple briefly edges past Exxon Mobil to become the most valuable US company.
August 24th, 2011 - Jobs steps down as CEO and is replaced by Tim Cook.
October 5th, 2011 - Jobs dies at age of 56 after battle with pancreatic cancer.
A very strong man, as he held on a long time.
We'll miss you Steve
A legend in his own time.
60 Minutes will be doing a segment on Steve Jobs tomorrow, Sunday, October 23, 2011.
Gee without jobs we would:
Still be using computers
Still have cell phones
Still have animated movies
He was just a self obsessed Billionaire with plenty of attitude.
Why are people portraying him as some kind hero?
Personally never liked Apple since they would force me to use their music player and no other.
Had to dig it out of the guts of my operating system.What has jobs done for me? Could never afford any of his products. And in the end he was obsessed with the stolen Android. Now they all sue each other instead of cooperating for the good of all. Sounds like self-obsession to me.
"Latest Steve Jobs Mystery Revealed: How He Drove Without License Plates"
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Anybody read his new biography. I started reading the opening chapters. It was eye opening for me. This book is not pretty. He was not a very good person to be around. He considered himself special. He would swear at employees and wanted things done his way.
In the end he was a legendary marketer but human after all.
Personally I think he has changed the way people live their lives. Great man who has done amazing things for this world in the way technology has advanced.
Jobs is overrated.
None of his products changed the way i use computers or do work.
I would rather remain silent for the loss of Illya Zhitomirskiy ( Co-founder of Diaspora social network).
Have a lot of respect for all that he accomplished during his life time and for everything he helped develop in the technology world.
There will always be people who are not fans of Apple, but I think it is hard to neglect the impact that his products have made in the world.
by Stacie L5 years ago
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by Mutiny925 years ago
that is really sad! He was such a creative and inspiring man!
by Flightkeeper5 years ago
He has been in the forefront of so many iconic personal technology that are the wave of the future. It's sad that he is a shadow of what he used to be.
by Stacie L5 years ago
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