Steve Jobs, dead at 56

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

Steven Paul Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American computer entrepreneur and inventor. He was co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc. Jobs also previously served as chief executive of Pixar Animation Studios; he became a member of the board of directors of The Walt Disney Company in 2006, following the acquisition of Pixar by Disney. He was credited in Toy Story (1995) as an executive producer.
n mid-2004, Jobs announced to his employees that he had been diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in his pancreas.[111] The prognosis for pancreatic cancer is usually very poor; Jobs, however, stated that he had a rare, far less aggressive type known as islet cell neuroendocrine tumor.
On October 5, 2011, his family, in a statement, said Jobs “died peacefully today surrounded by his family..”

Apple has wrote on his site that
Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steave have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steave leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.

Mile Stones

1977

Jobs introduces the Apple II in Cupertino, Calif. Jobs was the first crossover technology star, turning Silicon Valley renown into Main Street recognition and paving the way for others such as Yahoo founders Jerry Yang and David Filo, and Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

January 1984

Apple chief executive Jobs, left, and company President John Sculley present the new Macintosh desktop computer at a shareholder meeting in Cupertino, Calif. In 1985, after tangling with Sculley, the Pepsi executive he brought in to run the company, Jobs sold $20 million worth of stock and resigned from Apple.

April 24, 1984

Jobs, left, then chairman of Apple; John Sculley, center, president and chief executive; and Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, unveil the Apple IIc in San Francisco.

March 30, 1989

Jobs with his Next computer during a public demonstration in San Francisco. “I didn’t see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me,” Jobs said. “… It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.”

Sept. 18, 1990

Jobs shows off his company’s new NeXTstation in San Francisco.

Oct. 30, 1991

Jobs delivers the keynote address during the Unix expo at the Javitz Convention Center in New York. In late 1996, Apple bought Next for more than $400 million. Within months, he was back at Apple as an adviser and quickly became chief executive again.

Feb. 24, 1997

Disney chief executive Michael Eisner, right, and Jobs — then heading up the Pixar Animation Studios — announce a partnership between the companies.

Aug. 6, 1997

Jobs addresses the Macworld convention as Bill Gates, chief executive of Microsoft, appears on-screen. The businessmen announced an alliance between Apple and Microsoft.

Jan. 7, 1997

Apple Computer Chairman Gil Amelio, left, and Jobs at the Macworld exposition in San Francisco.

1998

Jobs with an iMac computer. “Most people make the mistake of thinking design is what it looks like,” Jobs said. “People think it’s this veneer, that the designers are handed this box and told, ‘Make it look good!’ That’s not what we think design is. It’s not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.”

July 21, 1999

Jobs holds up one of Apple’s new iBook laptops after his keynote address at the Macworld Expo in New York.

Oct. 16, 2003

Jobs makes a point during a media presentation in San Francisco. As controversial as he was creative, Jobs enforced a culture of secrecy at Apple’s Cupertino, Calif., headquarters.

Oct. 26, 2004

U2’s Bono, right, and the Edge, left, hug Jobs during an event in San Jose. Jobs reinvented the portable music player with the iPod and launched the first successful legal method of selling music online with the creation of iTunes.

Jan. 11, 2005

Jobs, left, and musician John Mayer unveil the iPod Shuffle during Macworld in San Francisco.

Sept. 7, 2005

Jobs introduces the iPod Nano in San Francisco. The first iPod was introduced in October 2001 and has sold hundreds of millions of units.

Jan. 10, 2006

Jobs with the new MacBook Pro laptop at the Macworld conference in San Francisco.

Jan. 10, 2006

Jobs talks about using an Intel processor in the new Macs at the Macworld conference in San Francisco.

May 19, 2006

Jobs at the opening of the Apple Store on Fifth Avenue in New York. Locked out of many retail chains because of its small market share, Apple responded with its own distinctively branded stores, to which users flock like pilgrims.

Jan. 9, 2007

Jobs with the original iPhone during his keynote address at the Macworld conference in San Francisco. The iPhone’s debut in 2007 generated a huge buzz, and it soon rolled over the competition from Palm Computing and BlackBerry, despite its higher cost.

Sept. 5, 2007

Jobs introduces the iPod Touch during an Apple special event.

April 2, 2007

From left: Eric Nicoli, chief executive of EMI Group; musician Damon Albam; and Steve Jobs in London. The iTunes application, which allowed consumers to legally buy and download music, started in April 2003 and revolutionized the digital music industry — more than 6 billion songs have been sold.

Jan. 27, 2010

Jobs speaks in front of a file photograph of himself and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak during the launch of the Apple iPad in San Francisco.

June 7, 2010

Jobs shows off the iPad at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. The iPad, a tablet-based computer introduced in January 2010, sold more than 10 million units its first year.

July 16, 2010

Steve Jobs talks about the Apple iPhone 4 at Apple headquarters in Cupertino.

Oct. 5, 2011

Steve Jobs, dead at 56.

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57 Responses to “Steve Jobs, dead at 56”

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  2. I bet Steve was disapointed that the iPhone 5 didnt come out. I am not saying its why he died I am just saying I bet it was a huge disapointment for him.

  3. Steve Jobs will be missed by so many. He did a magical thing by making the world a better place.

  4. I bet Steve was disapointed that the iPhone 5 didnt come out. I am not saying its why he kicked the bucket I am just saying I bet it was a huge disapointment for him.

  5. Steve Jobs will be missed by so many. He did a magical thing by making the world a better place.

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