Steve Jobs Biography

Made by Jonathan Cabrera

1955 in San Francisco. • He was adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs who gave him the name of Steven Paul Jobs. . Joanne Carole Schieble. and a Syrian father. • A week after birth he was put up for adoption. Abdulfattah John Jandali. California to an American mother.Birth and Adoption • Steve Jobs was born February 24.

Childhood and Teenage years • Since he was a boy. • When he became 11 years old he moved to Los Altos that distinguished by its great number of engineer’s garages. who shared his passion for electronics. • At Homestead High. his skills became so apparent that he was allowed to skip 5th grade and go straight to middle school. • Fernandez happened to know an electronics whiz whose name was Steve Wozniak. 14-year old Steven Paul Jobs . he attended his first electronics class and befriended Bill Fernandez.

Friendship between “the Two Steves” • Although they met in 1969. until it started to become too illegal to be safe. when Woz became a renowned figure in the small world of “phone phreaks”. • They started selling “blue boxes” that allowed to make AT&T’s international calls for free. Steve Jobs (left) and Wozniak (right) with a “blue box” . a real friendship between Steve and Woz started developing a couple of years later.

• “After six months. • It wasn’t before 1974 that he got his first job at a young video game company called Atari. he attended Reed College in Oregon. I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life and no idea how college was going to help me figure it out.College and his First Job • After Steve finished High School. so I decided to drop out”. . • His grades were extremely poor.

The Birth of Apple Computer • At that time. • So. • Steve’s own interest in computer design was limited. Apple’s first logo . Steve Wozniak was working in the design of what would be considered as the first PCs. 1976. on April 1. The name “Apple Computer” was chosen because they hadn’t found anything better and because it was Steve’s favorite food. • He started to get involved and after a few months. but he understood that his friend’s current project was an amazing feat of engineering. he convinced Woz to found a company to sell his computer. Apple was born.

• The first personal computer Jobs and Wozniak introduced was called the Apple I. • The Apple I sold for $666.66 • It was a fast success and about 200 units were produced. and entered the personal computer business. .The Apple I • Though their initial plan was to sell just printed circuit boards. Jobs and Wozniak ended up creating a batch of completely assembled computers.

sound and expandability. • Apple became the company of personal computers. Apple gave up its old logo and adopted its striped apple-with-a-bite logo. More than two million were sold. the Apple Lisa was introduced. .The Apple II • In 1977. • At this time. which was a real breakthrough due to its color display. Woz started working on the design of the Apple II. but wasn’t a success. • In 1983.

5 million by the end of the day. who owned $7. Steve wanted to be involved in the development of Apple’s future products. • 1984 saw the introduction of the Macintosh. • He wanted the Macintosh to be a PC “as easy to use as a toaster”. • However.5 million of Apple stocks. the first commercially successful computer with a graphical user interface. Steve took over the Macintosh project. was worth $217.The Macintosh Project • Steve. He became one of the richest selfmade men in America. . • By early 1981.

He didn’t know what would become of him. Despite his attempts to convince board members. • However. 1985.Departure from Apple • The first figures of Mac sales looked very promising. • This was the beginning of one of the darkest period in Steve’s life. every single board member voted his removal. . the differences of treatment between the former Lisa group and the Mac group hurt the company. • It all came to an end on Tuesday. May 28.

Steve Jobs officially confirmed he had given up and shut down NeXT’s efforts in hardware. Jobs founded another computer company. 1993. Steve decided to react to the Cube’s miserable sales by licensing its operating system. • On February 11. NeXT Computer. but it failed too. • In January 1992. the NeXT Cube (launched 1990) was technologically advanced. but was never able to break into the mainstream mainly owing to its high cost and compatibility problems. • Like Apple's Lisa. .NeXT • After leaving Apple.

Steve signed a three-picture deal. • The Pixar team made the short films Luxo Jr. • Everything went as planned. • Steve decided to purchase the company at $10 million to Lucasfilm Ltd. . and Tin Toy that got so popular that the latter won the Oscar for best animated short film in early 1989. At the time. the first of which was Toy Story. it was a little group of almost 50 people who shared the same common ideal: computer animation. and even better than that: Toy Story was a critical success and earned as much as $29 million in US box office receipts during its opening weekend.Pixar • The story of Pixar began in 1985. • Pixar started to gain more attention from animation colossus Disney.

1997. 1996. . bringing Jobs back to the company he founded. Bill Gates used his privileged relationship with Apple to steal some of its latest technology and develop a GUI of its own. making it an almost small player in the market it had created.The Return to Apple • During Steve’s absence. an announcement was made: Apple was going to partner with its archrival. • On August 6. at MacWorld Expo. Windows. • Apple’s marketshare fell down to around 4%. Microsoft. • They decided to purchase NeXT on December 20. and soon became the most popular OS.

Mac OS X. 1998. • That design was also used on the iBook with the same success. it is in January 2000 that Steve showed the first glimpses of Apple’s next generation operating system. . • But the best was yet to come: the iMac. • More importantly.New Beginnings • Steve took many measures in order to bring Apple back to its glory and cut the number of projects from 350 to a dozen. It was unveiled on May 6. Its revolutionary design made it a stunning success. • The first one was the Think different campaign.

The iPod Revolution • In the early 21st century. a portable digital music player.000 songs in your pocket”. 2001 and could carry “1. Steve asked the iTunes team to work on a new project. . a new age of computing began: that of the digital lifestyle. • The iPod was introduced to the world on October 23. • When the Napster phenomenon erupted in 2000.

Later. • On 2004. •One of the most difficult episode of Steve’s life occurred in the midst of the turnaround of his very busy career. Steve talking about his personal experience with death . His doctors told him that it was incurable. 1991 and has had three children with her. he had a biopsy where the doctors found it was a very rare form of pancreatic cancer that is curable with surgery.Personal Life • Jobs married Laurene Powell on March 18. he was diagnosed with cancer. whom he did not marry. • He also had a daughter named Lisa Brennan-Jobs with Chris Brennan.

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