The Life of Steve Jobs

By Rorth
  • Steve Jobs' Birthday

    Steve Jobs' Birthday
    Steve Jobs is born to Joanne Carole Schieble and Abdulfattah Jandali in San Francisco. He was soon given up for adoption, making Clara and Paul Jobs his adoptive parents.
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    The Life of Steve Jobs

    This timespan is of the range of years between Steve Jobs' birth and death.
  • Steve Jobs Meets Steve Wozniak

    Steve Jobs Meets Steve Wozniak
    This is the year when Steve Jobs met Steve Wozniak. They instantly became great friends, even though there was a four-year age gap.
  • Apple Computer Company is founded.

    Apple Computer Company is founded.
    Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne co-found Apple Computer Inc. The company "had a record-setting public stock offering" in 1981 and made the Fortune 500 list in 1983.
    *Note*- Quote comes from: http://school.eb.com/levels/high/article/Steve-Jobs/126251
  • The Apple Two Computer is Released

    The Apple Two Computer is Released
    Steve Jobs' company releases the Apple Two Computer, which was the "first available personal computer in a plastic case with color graphics".
    *Note*- Quote comes from:
    https://www.cnet.com/news/steve-jobs-a-timeline/
  • Steve Jobs Gets Kicked Out of Apple and Forms NeXT Software Company

    Steve Jobs Gets Kicked Out of Apple and Forms NeXT Software Company
    The first Macintosh computers "were underpowered and expensive, and they had few software applications" which was the cause of its bad sales. This was eventually fixed, but since Steve Jobs didn't "correct the problem quickly", he was kicked out of his own company. He quickly created NeXT Inc., which specialized in workstation computers.
    *Note*- Quotes come from:
    http://school.eb.com/levels/high/article/Steve-Jobs/126251
  • Steve Jobs Buys the Future Pixar Company

    Steve Jobs Buys the Future Pixar Company
    Steve Jobs "buys the Graphics Group division of Lucasfilm" for $10 million, improving it into the company we know of as Pixar Animation Studios.
    *Note*- Quote comes from:
    https://www.cnet.com/news/steve-jobs-a-timeline/
  • Steve Jobs becomes Pixar's President and Toy Story is Released

    Steve Jobs becomes Pixar's President and Toy Story is Released
    Steve Jobs became "Pixar's president and CEO", and the company released Toy Story. The film earned "$192 million at the box office", making it "the first full-length feature film to be completely computer-animated".
    *Note*- Quotes come from:
    https://www.cnet.com/news/steve-jobs-a-timeline/
    http://school.eb.com/levels/high/article/Steve-Jobs/126251
  • Apple Buys Back Steve Jobs and NeXT Inc.

    Apple Buys Back Steve Jobs and NeXT Inc.
    Apple endured huge financial losses due to the inability to improve their Operating System (OS). They bought NeXT for $429 million, for their OS called NEXTSTEP. Steve Jobs was hired as an adviser.
  • Steve Jobs Becomes Apple's CEO

    Steve Jobs Becomes Apple's CEO
    Apple's previous CEO Gilbert Amelio struggled with the company's finances, which led to Apple's board of directors hiring Steve Jobs back.
  • ITunes App is Created

    ITunes App is Created
    Apple introduces the iTunes App to Mac users. As quoted, "iTunes is miles ahead of every other jukebox application, and we hope its dramatically simpler user interface will bring even more people into the digital music revolution."
    *Note*- Quote comes from:
    https://www.cnet.com/news/steve-jobs-a-timeline/
  • Apple's First Retail Stores Open

    Apple's First Retail Stores Open
    Apple's first retail stores are open "in Tysons Corner, Va. and Glendale, Calif". These stores became popular, eventually leading to Apple "running 330 stores worldwide as of July 2011".
    *Note*- Quotes come from:
    https://www.cnet.com/news/steve-jobs-a-timeline/
  • The ITunes Music Store is Opened in the U.S.

    The ITunes Music Store is Opened in the U.S.
    The ITunes Music Store gets opened in the US, and "Apple sold 10 billion songs via iTunes as of February 24, 2010". This venue for music has become extremely popular, even today.
    *Note*- Quote comes from:
    https://www.cnet.com/news/steve-jobs-a-timeline/
  • Steve Jobs Has Pancreatic Surgery

    Steve Jobs Has Pancreatic Surgery
    Steve Jobs "undergoes surgery to remove a cancerous tumor in his pancreas", a problem that would eventually prove to be fatal for him.
    *Note*- Quote comes from:
    https://www.cnet.com/news/steve-jobs-a-timeline/
  • Apple Introduces The IPod Shuffle

    Apple Introduces The IPod Shuffle
    Apple came out with the IPod Shuffle, which is a simple-control music player that shuffles your songs in unique orders without the hassle of a small screen.
  • Steve Jobs Sells Pixar to Disney

    Steve Jobs Sells Pixar to Disney
    For $7.4 billion, Disney buys Pixar from Steve Jobs, as he "joins Disney's board as its top shareholder. As of March 2011, Jobs owns 138 million shares of Disney, an estimated 7.29 percent of the company".
    *Note*- Quote comes from:
    https://www.cnet.com/news/steve-jobs-a-timeline/
  • Apple Computer Inc. Changes Its Name and Introduces The IPhone

    Apple Computer Inc. Changes Its Name and Introduces The IPhone
    Apple Computer Inc. changes its name to Apple Inc. because of the many products it has in other markets. The IPhone is also released which is "a revolutionary and magical product that is literally five years ahead of any other mobile phone". Today over "108 million iPhones" have been shipped "worldwide as of March 2011".
    *Note*- Quotes come from:
    https://www.cnet.com/news/steve-jobs-a-timeline/
  • ITunes is Updated as The App Store

    ITunes is Updated as The App Store
    ITunes is upgraded to the App Store, which has "facilitated 18 billion app downloads as of October 4, 2011".
    *Note*- Quote comes from:
    https://www.cnet.com/news/steve-jobs-a-timeline/
  • The IPad is Created

    The IPad is Created
    Apple released and sold "500,000 iPads during their first week on the market" , which quickly became a very popular tablet, gaining "84 percent of the tablet market by the end of the year".
    *Note*- Quotes come from:
    https://www.cnet.com/news/steve-jobs-a-timeline/
  • Steve Jobs Retires as Apple's CEO and Becomes Chairman

    Steve Jobs Retires as Apple's CEO and Becomes Chairman
    This was Steve Jobs' last day being in complete charge of Apple Inc., before he took a less influential role as a Chairman of the Board.
  • Steve Jobs Dies of Pancreatic Cancer

    Steve Jobs Dies of Pancreatic Cancer
    Steve Jobs died of Pancreatic Cancer, a battle with which he had been struggling for years.