Steve Jobs Timeline

  • *Jobs was Born

    *Jobs was Born
    Steven Jobs was born in San Francisco to two collage students who put him up for adoption. He was adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs.
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    Steve Jobs Life

  • Collage

    Collage
    Steve spends the fall semester at Reed College, Oregon, then drops out. He will stay on campus and attend the classes that interest him for a while.
  • *Steve Gets His First Job

    *Steve Gets His First Job
    Steve gets his first job as a video game maker at atari and later makes a trip to Inda with his college friend Dan Kottke.
  • *Apple Inc. is Created

    *Apple Inc. is Created
    Apple Computer Inc. is incorporated by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ron Wayne.
  • *Steve's first daughter is born

    *Steve's first daughter is born
    Steve's ex girlfriend Chris-Ann Brennan, gives birth to there daughter Lisa. Steve refuses to acknowledge that he is the father.
  • Apple 2 Sales skyrocket

    Apple 2 Sales skyrocket
    The sales of the Apple 2 skyrocket, betting the sales of the unsuccessful Apple 1
  • Apple 3 is Launched

    Apple 3 is Launched
    The Apple 3 is launched but is considered a failure, even after a relaunch and a updated verson.
  • Launch of the Lisa computer.

    Launch of the Lisa computer.
    The Lisa computer is launched. The Lisa team later merges with the Mac team under Steve Jobs's leadership.
  • New CEO of Apple

    New CEO of Apple
    PepsiCo CEO John Sculley becomes Apple's CEO after having been wooed by Steve Jobs for several months.
  • *Steve Resigns form Apple to start NeXT

    *Steve Resigns form Apple to start NeXT
    Steve Jobs resigns from Apple and starts NeXT with five other refugees from Apple. Apple announces it will sue NeXT
  • *Job creates Pixar

    *Job creates Pixar
    Jobs buys the computer division of George Lucas' ILM for $10 million and incorporates it as Pixar
  • Pixar's first Short Film

    Pixar's first Short Film
    Pixar unveils John Lasseter’s short film Luxo Jr. at SIGGRAPH. It is praised by the expert audience as one of the first computer-animated work of art
  • Ross Perot Invests $20 million in NeXT

    Ross Perot Invests $20 million in NeXT
    Ross Perot invests $20 million in NeXT, based on a $125 million valuation. The startup has still to release a product
  • NeXT and IBM Form a Partnership

    NeXT and IBM form a partnership to have NeXT’s system run on IBM machines
  • Tin Toy

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

    Pixar's Downfall
    Steve Jobs fires almost half of Pixar’s staff and takes back all of the employees' stock in an effort to cut costs, as the company is still in the red 5 years after its launch
  • *Steve's Marrage

    *Steve's Marrage
    Steve Jobs marries Laurene Powell in Yosemite under the blessing of Steve's old zen guru Kobin Chino. Laurene is already pregnant
  • Pixar and Disney

    Pixar and Disney
    Pixar signs a deal with Disney to amke a computer animated film.
  • *Steve's first son is born.

    *Steve's first son is born.
    Laurene gives birth to Steve’s first son, Reed Paul Jobs
  • Less NeXT More Pixar

    Steve starts focusing less on NeXT and more on Pixar before Toy Story is released. He becomes President & CEO of Pixar Animation Studios
  • *Job's Third Child is Born

    *Job's Third Child is Born
    Laurene gives birth to Erin Siena Jobs, her second child with Steve
  • Toy Story is Out

    Toy Story is Out
    One week after Toy Story is out, Pixar goes public. Steve Jobs's worth rises to $1.5 billion, more than it ever was during his first tenure at Apple
  • Pixar and Disney Deal

    Pixar and Disney Deal
    Steve Jobs negotiaties a breakthrough deal between Pixar and Disney with its CEO Michael Eisner. The deal includes landmark rights for a studio, such as equal billing
  • Apple buys NeXT

    Apple buys NeXT
    Apple, which was desperately looking for a modern operating system to buy, eventually buys NeXT for $400 million. Steve Jobs is named "informal adviser" to Apple CEO Gil Amelio
  • *Steve's Youngest Daughter is Born

    *Steve's Youngest Daughter is Born
    Eve Jobs, Laurene and Steve's youngest daughter, is born
  • Power Mac G3

    Power Mac G3
    Steve Jobs introduces the new Power Mac G3 and the color iMacs at Macworld San Francisco
  • The Fisrt iPod

    The Fisrt iPod
    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
  • Finding Nemo

    Finding Nemo
    Opening day of Finding Nemo, Pixar’s first Best Animated Feature Academy Award winner
  • Pancreatic Cancer

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

    iTunes
    "The day hell froze over": Steve Jobs introduces iTunes for Windows and further demonstrates Apple's growing lead over its competitors in the digital music business
  • Cancer Surgery

    Steve Jobs finally has his pancreatic tumor removed by surgery
  • MacBook Pro

    MacBook Pro
    Steve Jobs unveils the first two Intel Macs at Macworld, the iMac and the new MacBook Pro
  • Apple TV and iPhone

    Apple TV and iPhone
    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
  • iPhone Release and Ratatouille

    iPhone Release and Ratatouille
    iPhone is released in the US, the same day as Pixar’s 8th feature film, Ratatouille
  • Mac Book Air

    Mac Book Air
    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
  • Liver Transplant

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

    iPad
    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
  • *Medical Leave

    Jobs surprises the world by announcing his new medical leave of absence, without any end date
  • iCloud

    iCloud
    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
  • Resigns as Apple's CEO

    Resigns as Apple's CEO
    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
  • *Death

    Steve Jobs dies at home, surrounded by his family