Steve Jobs, 1955-2011
By TWICE Staff On Oct 17 2011 - 4:01am
Feb. 24, 1955
Steven Paul Jobs is born.
Jobs meets Steve Wozniak.
Jobs graduates from Homestead High School, enrolls
at and drops out of Reed College.
Jobs works briefly at Atari.
Jobs co-founds Apple with Wozniak and Ronald
Wayne. They introduce the Apple I, which sells for
Apple is incorporated, Apple II released
Apple goes public.
Macintosh is introduced during a Super Bowl commercial.
Jobs resigns from Apple; John Scully takes over as
CEO. Jobs starts NeXT Computer.
Jobs buys Lucasfilm’s graphics division, which will
later become Pixar.
Jobs returns to Apple as an advisor.
Jobs becomes Apple’s interim CEO.
Jobs announces $150 million Microsoft investment in
Online version of the Apple Store goes live.
Apple returns to profitability and introduces the iMac.
Jobs drops the word “interim” from his title.
First Apple Store opens in Tysons Corner, Va.
The iPod is introduced.
Jobs has surgery to remove a tumor from his pancreas.
The iPod Shuffle and Nano are introduced, as is the
iPod with video capability.
The iPhone and iPod Touch are unveiled.
The Apple App Store opens and the MacBook Air
Jan. 14, 2008
Jobs takes a six-month leave of absence for medical
The iPad is introduced.
Jan. 17, 2011
Jobs takes a second medical leave from Apple.
June 7, 2011
Jobs makes his last public appearance at an Apple
event, the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference.
Apple passes Exxon Mobile in market capitalization.
Aug. 24, 2011
Jobs resigns as CEO, citing his inability to continue
with his duties.
Oct. 5, 2011
Jobs passes away from respiratory failure.
(Compiled from TWICE stories and published reports