Steve Jobs, 1955-2011

By TWICE Staff On Oct 17 2011 - 4:01am




HISTORY

Feb. 24, 1955

Steven Paul Jobs is born.

1970
Jobs meets Steve Wozniak.

1972
Jobs graduates from Homestead High School, enrolls at and drops out of Reed College.

1974
Jobs works briefly at Atari.

1976
Jobs co-founds Apple with Wozniak and Ronald Wayne. They introduce the Apple I, which sells for $666.66.

1977
Apple is incorporated, Apple II released

1980
Apple goes public.

1984
Macintosh is introduced during a Super Bowl commercial.

1985
Jobs resigns from Apple; John Scully takes over as CEO. Jobs starts NeXT Computer.

1986
Jobs buys Lucasfilm’s graphics division, which will later become Pixar.

1996
Jobs returns to Apple as an advisor.

1997
Jobs becomes Apple’s interim CEO.

1997
Jobs announces $150 million Microsoft investment in Apple.

1997
Online version of the Apple Store goes live.

1998
Apple returns to profitability and introduces the iMac.

2000
Jobs drops the word “interim” from his title.

2001
First Apple Store opens in Tysons Corner, Va.

2003
The iPod is introduced. 2004 Jobs has surgery to remove a tumor from his pancreas.

2005
The iPod Shuffle and Nano are introduced, as is the iPod with video capability.

2007
The iPhone and iPod Touch are unveiled.

2008
The Apple App Store opens and the MacBook Air ships.

Jan. 14, 2008
Jobs takes a six-month leave of absence for medical reasons.

2010
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.

August 2011
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.)

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