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.
  • The Jobs family moves from San Francisco to Mountain View

    The Jobs family moves from San Francisco to Mountain View, a suburban town in Santa Clara county, more famous under the name Silicon Valley.
  • 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.

    Steve Jobs meets Steve Wozniak, 5 years older, through a mutual friend. Woz and Steve share a love of electronics, Bob Dylan, and pranks.
  • 1972

    Steve and Woz build and illegally sell 'blue boxes' that allow to make phone calls for free.
  • 1973

    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

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

    Woz and Steve show the early Apple I board at the Homebrew Computer Club
  • Steve and Woz start assembling Apple I computers in the Jobses' garage, and sell them to computer hobbyists, including 50 for the Byte Shop

    Apple Computer Inc. is incorporated by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ron Wayne
  • Steve Jobs and Woz show off the Apple I at the Personal Computing Festival in Atlantic City, with help from Dan Kottke

    Steve Jobs and Woz show off the Apple I at the Personal Computing Festival in Atlantic City, with help from Dan Kottke
  • spring

    Steve and Woz start assembling Apple I computers in the Jobses' garage, and sell them to computer hobbyists, including 50 for the Byte Shop.
  • Former Intel executive turned business angel Mike Markkula invests

    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
  • Jobs buys the computer division of George Lucas' ILM for $10 million and incorporates it as Pixar

    Jobs buys the computer division of George Lucas' ILM for $10 million and incorporates it as Pixar
  • Steve's mother Clara dies.

    Steve's mother Clara dies. A couple months later, Steve discovers his biological mother Joanne and his sister, novelist Mona Simpson. They will become close friends
  • 1988 At SIGGRAPH, Pixar releases its new short Tin Toy. It will win 1988's Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film

    At SIGGRAPH, Pixar releases its new short Tin Toy. It will win 1988's Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film
  • he married

    Steve Jobs marries Laurene Powell in Yosemite under the blessing of Steve's old zen guru Kobin Chino. Laurene is already pregnant
  • mobile

    Introduction of the iMac DVs and of iMovie, the first of Apple's first Digital Hub app
  • animated movie called,FINDING NEMO.

    Opening day of Finding Nemo, Pixar’s first Best Animated Feature Academy Award winner
  • Steve Jobs unveils the Power Mac G5, the world’s fastest computer, at WWDC

    Steve Jobs unveils the Power Mac G5, the world’s fastest computer, at WWDC
  • During spring

    Following increasing tension with Michael Eisner, Steve Jobs announces that Pixar is seeking a new distributor to replace Disney after its contract expires.
  • Despite his medical leave, Steve Jobs takes the stage to unveil the new iPad 2.

    Despite his medical leave, Steve Jobs takes the stage to unveil the new iPad 2
  • iPhone is released in the US, the same day as Pixar’s 8th feature film, Ratatouille.

    iPhone is released in the US, the same day as Pixar’s 8th feature film, Ratatouille
  • He died............

    Steve Jobs dies at home, surrounded by his family.
  • After 2 years....

    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.