Happy Birthday Steve Jobs

Happy Birthday Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs will forever be remembered as one of the most iconic people in technology.


We’ve compiled a Timeline of Steve Jobs’ life.

Happy 62nd Birthday Steve Jobs


24 Feb 1955
Steven Paul was born in San Francisco, the son of Abdulfattah Jandali and Joanne Schieble. He is quickly adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs


Summer 1968
13-year-old Steve Jobs calls up Bill Hewlett and gets a summer job at the HP factory


Steve Jobs meets Steve Wozniak, 5 years older, through a mutual friend. Woz and Steve share a love of electronics, Bob Dylan, and pranks


Steve and Woz build and illegally sell ‘blue boxes’ that allow to make phone calls for free



Steve gets his first job at video game maker Atari, and later makes a trip to India to ‘seek enlightenment’ with his college friend Dan Kottke


Mar 1976
Woz and Steve show the early Apple I board at the Homebrew Computer Club


1 Apr 1976
Apple Computer Inc. is incorporated by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ron Wayne


Spring 1976
Steve and Woz start assembling Apple I computers in the Jobses’ garage, and sell them to computer hobbyists, including 50 for the Byte Shop


Jan 1977
Former Intel executive turned business angel Mike Markkula invests in Apple and hires former colleague Mike Scott as CEO. Woz is forced to leave HP to join Apple full time


17 Apr 1977
Apple makes a huge sensation at the West Coast Computer Faire with a prototype Apple II


The Apple II becomes the first mass-market personal computer, with impressive sales around the US. Apple becomes a symbol of the personal computing revolution


Sales of Apple II skyrocket after pioneer spreadsheet software Visicalc is introduced


May 1980
Apple launches the Apple III, which will prove a disastrous flop


12 Dec 1980
Apple goes public, increasing Steve Jobs’ net worth from dozens of millions of dollars to over $200 million


Early 1981
Jef Raskin is forced out of his Macintosh project as Steve Jobs takes over


25 Feb 1981
Black Wednesday: 50 Apple employees laid off by CEO Mike Scott without notice. The board asks him to leave shortly afterwards. Mike Markkula becomes interim CEO


Feb 1982
A portrait of Steve Jobs ends up on the cover of Time Magazine, under the title ‘Striking it Rich’. Steve trusts Time correspondent Michael Moritz to follow him on the Mac team for months, hoping to become Man of the Year


8 Apr 1983
PepsiCo CEO John Sculley becomes Apple’s CEO after having been wooed by Steve Jobs for several months


24 Jan 1984
Macintosh is launched in great fanfare at Apple’s annual shareholder meeting


17 Sep 1985
Steve Jobs resigns from Apple and starts NeXT with five other refugees from Apple. Apple announces it will sue NeXT


Jul 1997
Gil Amelio is ousted by the Apple Board of directors after a disastrous quarter. Steve Jobs is named interim CEO in his place and installs his NeXT executive team at the top of Apple


6 Aug 1997
Steve Jobs introduces Apple’s new board of directors and a truce with Microsoft at Macworld Boston


Fall 1997
Apple starts its ‘Think Different’ campaign to restore its damaged brand image. The new slogan will quickly enter popular culture and define the company for the next five years


6 May 1998
Steve Jobs introduces Apple’s revolutionary iMac at the Flint Center auditorium in Cupertino, 14 years after he had introduced the Macintosh at that same place


5 Jan 1999
Steve Jobs introduces the new Power Mac G3 and the color iMacs at Macworld San Francisco



5 Oct 1999
Introduction of the iMac DVs and of iMovie, the first of Apple’s first Digital Hub app


5 Jan 2000
At Macworld San Francisco, Steve Jobs drops the ‘interim’ in his title and officially becomes Apple’s CEO. He also demoes Mac OS X’s revolutionary Aqua interface to a bewildered audience


19 Jul 2000
The Power Mac G4 Cube is unveiled at Macworld NY. It will be discontinued one year later because of disappointing sales


24 Mar 2001
After four years of hard work, Mac OS X 10.0, the new incarnation of NeXTSTEP, ships


19 May 2001
Apple opens its first Retail Stores in Tysons Corner, Virginia and Glendale, California


23 Oct 2001
After an 8-month crash development program, Steve Jobs unveils iPod at a small media event on the company’s campus. He has no idea how it will tranform Apple



7 Jan 2002
Steve unveils the iMac G4 and the fourth iApp, iPhoto, at Macworld San Francisco


28 Apr 2003
Apple opens the revolutionary online iTunes Music Store in the US, after negotiating landmark deals with all major music labels


23 Jun 2003
Steve Jobs unveils the Power Mac G5, the world’s fastest computer, at WWDC


Fall 2003
Steve Jobs is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, but stubbornly refuses any modern medical treatment for months. He tries alternative diets instead


Aug 2004
Steve Jobs finally has his pancreatic tumor removed by surgery


11 Jan 2005
At Macworld San Francisco, Steve Jobs unveils Apple’s productivity suite iWork, the new Mac mini, and the iPod shuffle, the cheapest iPod ever at $49


10 Jan 2006
Steve Jobs unveils the first two Intel Macs at Macworld, the iMac and the new MacBook Pro


9 Jan 2007
In his most memorable keynote presentation ever, at Macworld 2007, Steve Jobs introduces iPhone and its revolutionary touch-screen interface. He also introduces Apple TV and announces the company’s name change from Apple Computer Inc. to Apple Inc. to better reflect its new nature




15 Jan 2008
At Macworld 2008, Steve Jobs introduces MacBook Air, with the tagline ‘the world’s thinnest notebook’. Three years later, it will come to redefine all of Apple’s notebook product line


5 Jan 2009
Steve Jobs announces he will not speak at Macworld 2009 because of his health, and takes a six-month medical leave of absence


Apr 2009
Steve receives a liver transplant at the Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. He was weeks away from dying when he got the surgery


27 Jan 2010
After months of wild rumors, Steve Jobs unveils iPad, ‘the biggest thing Apple’s ever done‘. The tablet runs the same operating system as iPhone




17 Jan 2011
Jobs surprises the world by announcing his new medical leave of absence, without any end date


2 Mar 2011
Despite his medical leave, Steve Jobs takes the stage to unveil the new iPad 2




6 Jun 2011
At his last keynote at WWDC 2011, a freil Steve Jobs unveils Apple’s cloud offering, iCloud, the foundation for the next decade of Apple products




24 Aug 2011
Steve Jobs resigns as CEO of Apple, with the words ‘I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.‘ Tim Cook becomes Apple CEO


5 Oct 2011
Steve Jobs dies at home, surrounded by his family


24 Oct 2011
After two years of work, and forty interviews with Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson publishes his authorized biography of the Apple and Pixar co-founder, simply named Steve Jobs



Credit for writing: http://allaboutstevejobs.com/bio/timeline.php

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