Steve Jobs – Timeline of One of the Greatest Entrepreneur in the World

by Joel Fernandes 15

The whole world grieves on the news of the death of Steve Jobs, who revolutionized the world of technology and also made the world realize that good simple technology is for everyone.

Being a college drop-out and a person who never completed his graduation, Steve Jobs built computers in his parents’ garage in the mid-1970s with a friend, Steve Wozniak. Together they founded Apple in 1976 to sell their innovations and creativity.

Apple, based in Cupertino, California, surpassed Microsoft in 2010 to become the world’s most valuable technology company.

Steve Jobs Biography
by Walter Isaacson
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Steve Jobs Biography

The Genesis of Steve Jobs:Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs, the co-founder and CEO of Apple Inc, has died aged 56. Here are some key dates from his life and work.

1955: Stephen Paul Jobs is born on February 24 in San Francisco to Joanne Simpson and Abdulfattah Jandali. In the same year, Jobs was adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs in San Francisco, who then moved to Mountain View, California, five month later. He later on attended the Cupertino Junior High and Homestead High School in Cupertino, California.

1969: Jobs was offered a summer job at Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) by William Hewlett.

1971: Steve Jobs meets Steve Wozniak; the two later found Apple Computer Inc.

1972: Graduates from high school and enrolled at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, but drops out after a semester. Although he dropped out, he continued auditing classes at Reed, while sleeping on the floor in friends’ rooms, returning Coke bottles for food money, and getting weekly free meals at the local Hare Krishna temple.

Jobs quotes: “If I had never dropped in on that single calligraphy course in college, the Mac would have never had multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts.”

1974: Steve returns to California and began attending meetings of the “Homebrew Computer Club,” with Wozniak, which discussed about home computers. In the same year, he got a job as a technician at Atari, a manufacturer of popular video games.

Steve Jobs Biography

Jobs then travelled to India to visit the Neem Karoli Baba at his Kainchi Ashram with a Reed College friend, Daniel Kottke, in search of spiritual enlightenment. He came back a Buddhist with his head shaved and wearing traditional Indian clothing.

1976: Jobs and Wozniak raise US$1,750 and build their first marketable table-top computer, the Apple I. The Apple I computer goes on sale by the summer for $666.66.


Steve Jobs Biography: Jobs Creates Apple

1977: Apple is incorporated as Apple Computer Inc. and the new company buys out the original partnership. Apple launches Apple II, the world’s first widely used PC.

1978: Jobs’ daughter Lisa is born to girlfriend Chrisann Brennan.

1979: Jobs visits Xerox Palo Alto Research Centre, or PARC, and is inspired by a computer with a graphical user interface.Steve Jobs - Apple Computers

1980: Apple III launched as a commercial failure because of faulty construction.

1982: Annual sales climb to $1 billion.

1983: Apple launched the Lisa. It was the first personal computer controlled by on-screen icons activated at the click of a mouse. However, it fails in the marketplace.

1984: Apple launches Macintosh with a splashy ad campaign on Super Bowl Sunday.

1985: Jobs was fired from Apple after boardroom struggle with Sculley. Jobs resigns and takes five Apple employees with him, including Wozniak.

1986: Jobs starts Next Inc., a new computer company making high-end machines for universities. He also acquires Pixar from “Star Wars” for $10 million, which was later renamed Pixar Animation Studios.

1989: First Next computer goes on sale with a $6,500 price tag, also known as The Cube. It also fail in the marketplace.

1991: Apple and IBM Corp. announce an partnership to develop new PC microprocessors and software. Apple unveils PowerBook portable Macintoshes. In the same year he marries Laurene Powell.

1992: Next releases NEXTSTEP operating system for Intel Corp. 486 processors. It fails in the wake of competition from Microsoft Corp.’s Windows and IBM Corp.’s OS/2.

Steve Jobs1993: Next shuts hardware division, shifts focus to software.

1994: 1994: Apple introduces Power Macintosh computers based on the PowerPC chip it developed with IBM and Motorola.

1995: The first Mac clone goes on sale, and Microsoft releases Windows 95, which is more like the Mac system.

1996: Apple acquires Next Computers for $427 million in cash. Steve Jobs becomes the advisor to Apple Chairman Gilbert F. Amelio.

1997: Jobs becomes interim CEO and chairman of Apple Computer Inc., after Amelio is ousted. Jobs’ salary is $1. He also puts an end to Mac clones.

1998: Apple releases the all-in-one iMac computer, which sells millions of units, and discontinues the Newton.

Steve Jobs announced as the CEO of Apple

Steve Jobs Think Different2000: ‘Interim’ dropped from Jobs’ title.

2001: Apple launches next-generation operating system – the Unix-based OS X, with subsequent upgrades over the years. 2001: The first iPod goes on sale, as do computers with OS X, the modern Mac operating system based on Next software. Apple also releases iTunes software.

2004: Jobs undergoes surgery for a rare but curable form of pancreatic cancer.

2005: Apples release a tiny Nano and an iPod that can play video. Apple also announced that future Mac will be powered by Intel chips.

2006: Disney buys Pixar for $7.4 billion. Jobs becomes Disney’s largest individual shareholder, and much of his wealth is derived from this sale.

2007: Jobs announces the iPhone, one of the first smartphones without a keyboard, at Macworld Expo.

Steve Jobs - iPad2010: Apple sells 15 million iPads, its newest gadget, in nine months, giving rise to a new category of modern touch-screen tablet computers.

January 17, 2011: Jobs announces a second medical leave with no set off duration in a memo to Apple employees. COO Tim Cook takes in-charge to run day-to-day operations. However, Jobs mentioned that he would continue as CEO and will be involve in major decisions.

March 2011: Taking a break from his medical leave, Jobs makes an appearance at an event in San Francisco to introduce the iPad 2.

June 2011:  Jobs appears at the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco to introduce the iCloud and iOS 5. Jobs announces he is stepping aside as CEO, with Cook taking over that role. It also is announced that the board has elected Jobs chairman.

August 24, 2011: Jobs announces he is stepping aside as CEO, with Tim Cook taking over the position. It is also announced that the board has elected Jobs chairman.

Steve Jobs Biography: The End of Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs Biography
by Walter Isaacson
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October 5, 2011: Steve Jobs dies at the age of 56, one day after the announcement of the iPhone 4S while many expected the announcement of the iPhone 5 and iPad 3. Apple pays tribute to its greatest visionary by dedicated the homepage to Steve Jobs Death.

Steve Jobs Dies at 56

Here’s an inspiring speech by Steve Jobs during the Stanford Commencement in 2005:

Comments (15)

  1. He was truly a Visionary :(. R.I.P Steve. We’ll always remember you.

  2. truly the modern einstein of our time. rest in peace steve. thanks for making our lives worthy.

  3. Greatest hustler to date. If he came over to the dark side he couldve taken over the drug world.

  4. well thread to follow his way……………….so ..think different………x.generation…

  5. The Video is so powerful, mainly story 2 and 3! Watch the video above, take it in, very powerful stuff!

  6. he is great….he is ideal persons to millennium people. great man. i miss u always………….

  7. god plz send him again for us

  8. Boy Laughs and Computer Burns

  9. 🙁 r i p steve jobs

  10. realy……….. he was an excellent minded person.he is an ideal person for us. he like to visit new places so he coms to our india and visit to neem karori inkainchi asram in 1974. he never feel defeat………

  11. an steve was such and wonderfull man i ave always loved computers and its all thank to steve mabey one day we(well hofully most of us) will see him in heaven and just thank him for making a owrld a good place

  12. He was very hardworking really, Apple has lost the greatest reasures aver…
    RIP Steve Jobs.

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