STEVE JOBS TIMELINE

By gen2196
  • EARLY LIFE

    EARLY LIFE
    Steve Jobs was born on February 24, in San Francisco, California. He was adopted by the marriage of Paul and Clara Jobs, while his biological parents.
  • LOVE FOR TECHNOLOGY

    LOVE FOR TECHNOLOGY
    Steve Jobs became interested in technology through his father. It was in the garage of that house where his father tried to instill a taste for mechanics and cars.
  • STUDIES

    STUDIES
    He entered Reed College University in Portland, Oregon, although he only stayed there for six months. However, he continued the classes as a listener.
  • HIS FUTURE APPLE MATE

    HIS FUTURE APPLE MATE
    He meets Steve Wozniak, with whom Jobs will later meet Apple. The two bonded over their love of electronics and pranks.
  • START OF HIS CAREER

    START OF HIS CAREER
    He was hired by the video game company Atari. Jobs was convinced by Wonzniak to work on building computers.
  • THE FIRST APPLE COMPUTER IS BORN

    THE FIRST APPLE COMPUTER IS BORN
    Jobs and Wozniak release Apple I for $ 666.66, the first single-board computer with a video interface and built-in ROM (read-only memory), which instructed the machine on how to load programs from an external source.
  • APPLE II

    APPLE II
    Apple is incorporated as Apple Computer Inc.; the new company purchases the original partnership. And launches the Apple II, the world's first widely used personal computer.
  • APPLE III

    APPLE III
    The company is released to the public.
    Apple III is launched.
    Apple's share price increases from $ 22 to $ 29
  • MANCITOSH PART I

    MANCITOSH PART I
    During the following years, Steve Jobs would work on the company's deployment, which increased significantly in size, and on developing new models. He had appointed a task force for a "secret project." It was like a pirate ship sailing through corporate waters, and that secret project was a new kind of computer called the Macintosh.
  • LISA RELEASE

    LISA RELEASE
    Announces "Lisa," the first mouse-controlled computer.
    Meanwhile, the market failed.
  • MACINTOSH PART II

    MACINTOSH PART II
    Apple launches the Macintosh with a flashy ad campaign on Super Bowl Sunday.
  • FAREWALL TO APPLE AND CREATION OF A NEW COMPANY

    FAREWALL TO APPLE AND CREATION OF A NEW COMPANY
    Jobs kicked out of Apple after a boardroom fight with Sculley. Jobs resigns and takes five Apple employees with him. And founded Next Inc. to develop computer hardware and software. Later, the company changed its name to Next Computer Inc.
  • PIXAR

    PIXAR
    Buys Pixar from George Lucas for less than $ 10 million. Later, the company changed the name of Pixar Animation Studios.
  • NEXT COMPANY

    NEXT COMPANY
    Next releases the $ 6,500 NeXT computer, also known as The Cube. It comes with a monochrome monitor, and it fails on the market.
  • NEW NEGOTIATIONS

    NEW NEGOTIATIONS
    Apple acquires Next Computer for $ 427 million; Jobs becomes an advisor to Apple Chairman Gilbert F. Amelio.
  • PROMOTION

    PROMOTION
    Jobs becomes interim CEO and president of Apple Computer Inc. after Amelio is ousted. The salary for jobs is $ 1.
  • BACK TO APPLE

    BACK TO APPLE
    Apple launches the all-in-one iMac, which sells millions of units, financially revives the company, and increases its share price by 400 percent.
  • LAUNCH OF THE FIRST APPLE

     LAUNCH OF THE FIRST APPLE
    Apple makes its first foray into consumer electronics with the iPod's launch, the portable MP3 player.
  • THE ARRIVAL OF A NEW PLATFORM

    THE ARRIVAL OF A NEW PLATFORM
    Jobs announces the iTunes Music Store, which sells encrypted songs and albums.
  • JOBS' DISEASE

    JOBS' DISEASE
    In August, Jobs is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and undergoes surgery.
  • THE FIRST SMARTPHONE

    THE FIRST SMARTPHONE
    Jobs announces the iPhone, one of the first smartphones without a keyboard, at Macworld Expo.
  • NEW UPDATES AND RELEASES

    NEW UPDATES AND RELEASES
    Apple updates its touch phone and touch music player, called iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G, respectively. Also, they present the AppStore, the application store for the iOS operating system.
  • JOBS 'DETERIORATION OF HEALTH

    JOBS 'DETERIORATION OF HEALTH
    In early January, Jobs says a hormonal imbalance caused his dramatic weight loss. He says the condition would not hamper his abilities to function as CEO.
    He had a liver transplant operation in Tennessee and returned to the company at the end of June.
    Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook managed Apple's operations during Jobs' recovery.
  • THE NEW TABLET COMPUTER

    THE NEW TABLET COMPUTER
    Apple introduces the iPad in January and goes on sale in April, becoming a huge success. In May, Apple overtook Microsoft as the No. 1 US technology company in terms of market value.
  • THE LAST KEYNOTE

    THE LAST KEYNOTE
    In January, Apple announces that Jobs will take a medical leave of absence without specifying a reason.
    In March, Jobs appears at an event in San Francisco to introduce the iPad 2.
    In June it launches the new free online storage iCloud service.
    In August, Jobs ceases to be Apple's CEO and says that he "can no longer fulfill my duties and expectations as CEO of Apple." COO Tim Cook assumes the title of CEO.
    On October 5 of this year, Steve Jobs dies of cancer at 58 years old.