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Steven Paul "Steve" Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American businessman, designer and inventor. He is best known as the co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc. Jobs also co-founded and served as chief executive of Pixar Animation Studios; he became a member of the board of directors of The Walt Disney Company in 2006, when Disney acquired Pixar. He died of respiratory arrest related to his metastatic tumor on October 5, 2011 Steven Paul Jobs was born in San Francisco, California, on February 24, 1955. His biological parents, unwed graduate students Joanne Simpson and Abdulfattah Jandali, had him adopted by a lower-middle-class couple from south of the Bay Area, Paul and Clara Jobs. One More Thing...

Jobs got an industrial design firm to develop Apple‟s mouse.com was known to the public and people often to wrote to him directly.” Tesler recalls. Jobs sold his Apple shares two months before he was reinstated in the company. Jobs dabbled in primal scream therapy.” Steve Jobs’ liking for blue denims is legendary. Hovey went to a supermarket and bought all the underarm deodorants he could find.‟” Instead of getting hardware engineers. he wrote back: “Our goals do not include helping you get a good grade. The yard of Jobs‟ house has half a dozen apple trees. Unlike his latter-day black turtle necks. Jobs was asked what he thought of the design. Then. “I think it sucks!” was his terse reply. . Sorry. In August 2008. When he became the largest shareholder of Disney he prevailed on the company to not renew a deal to include its toys in the McDonald‟s happy meal. when VCs decided Google needed an experienced CEO. But it‟s worth it in the end because once you get there. Jobs’ e-mail ID sjobs@apple.” In 2000.” Jobs wanted the soundtrack of Toy Story to be written and performed by Bob Dylan Producer Ralph Guggenheim resisted. Jobs said: “I‟ll be wearing a white shirt. acting up the whole time. “He was very excited. a kind of psychotherapy to deal with childhood trauma. When Jobs visited Xerox PARC. That was the beginning of the mouse. because they had the ball (which acts like a wheel in the mouse) in them. shouting: „Why aren‟t you doing anything with this? This is the greatest thing. Jobs is said to have overseen plans for the next four years of Apple products before his death. Jobs‟ principle was: “Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. the only person Co-Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin agreed on Jobs. he watched for about a minute and started jumping around the room. But Jobs had rejoined Apple just two years earlier. should cost less than $15 and should not fail for a couple of years.” Jobs stated. he saw a computer mouse for the first time. Bloomberg accidentally published an obituary for Steve Jobs. And he bought a butter dish. Gates exchanged notes on what they would be wearing for the conference. Jobs preferred white shirts during his days at NeXT. His told designer Dean Hovey that the mouse. “I want to be able to use it on Formica and on my blue jeans. But he thought the Apple board wasn‟t doing enough and only held one share when he joined back. When he was ousted from Apple he said that one of the problems the board had with him was that he wore the “wrong kind” of pants. which Xerox was making at $300 and which had a life of two weeks. Engineer Larry Tesler conducted the demonstration. In his final call with Bill Gates before announcing how Apple and Microsoft would work together. When a student complained that the company‟s PR department wasn‟t responding to her questions. “Jobs was pacing around the room. This is revolutionary. Jobs and Amazon‟s Jeff Bezos were invited to discuss the Segway before its launch.               Steve Jobs was a vegetarian. you can move mountains. when he began seeing the things I could do on-screen. He would have made $16 million more had he waited. On product development.

code-named Annie. and sold them all.[134] Ten months after its introduction. The Macintosh was identified as a computer that ordinary people could understand. The NeXT Computer was introduced in 1989.[133] Jobs insisted that molded plastic was essential to the computer as a consumer item. A store called the Byte Shop ordered 50 fully assembled devices. 50. Apple Computer moved from Jobs's garage to an office in Cupertino. After two and a half years. After he was ousted from Apple. Then they planned to sell the machine as a kit for $666. she “overloaded his circuits”. The computer had no “Mac” name on the front. Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.[136]    The NeXT Computer Main article: NeXT Computer After Jobs was forced out of Apple in 1985. Sir Tim .[130] The Macintosh have a friendly appearance since it was meant to be easy to use.[132] Steve Jobs once said the Apple II could be described as an "appliance" computer.[130] The Apple‟s first computer was for hobbyists and engineers so it was made in small numbers. The disk drive is below the display. Apple Computer delivered its first Apple II system. in 1978. The Apple II was the first computer to be enclosed in plastic. and far more suggestive of a face. who became his wife later. Jobs thought he had five more great products in him. and left HP to join Apple computer. it featured a bit-sliced architecture. which included the iPhone.66. more symmetrical. Apple Computer began work on an enhanced Apple II with custom chips. narrower.[135]    The Macintosh Computer The Macintosh was introduced in January 1984. the Macintosh was taller. who was at the time working for HP. Nearly one-third of Canadians credited the Apple II as the first personal computer which having the most impact on society. scraped together some cash for printed circuit boards.000 Apple II units had been sold until 1979. At the same year. Jobs said that when he first saw Laurene Powell. Steve Wozniak began work on the Apple II. for US$1295 in April 1977. they began work on a supercomputer named Lisa.     In an interview with Time. Apple I Computer Main article: Apple I The first significant invention that Steve Jobs was involved in was the Apple I which came along in 1976.[131]    Apple II Computer Main article: Apple II During 1976. he started a company that built workstation computers. but rather just the Apple logo. In March 1977. The Apple II was “elegantly styled" and it became compared to an "overgrown pocket calculator".

Design ideas were intended to create a connection with the user such as the handle and a breathing light effect when the computer went to sleep. the touchscreen iPod Touch.[142]    iPhone Main article: IPhone Jobs began work on the first iPhone in 2005 and the first iPhone was released on June 29.[141] The iPod sold for US$399 and more than 100.[140]    iPod Main article: IPod The first generation of iPod was released October 23. added voice . Apple introduced Graphite gray Apple iMac and since has switched to all-white. The USB ports being the only device inputs on the iMac. Time magazine declared it "Invention of the Year" for 2007. The capacity of the first generation iPod ranged from 5G to 10 Gigabytes. 2007.[142] Also. There was some technical revolutions for iMac too. The introduction of the iPod resulted in Apple becoming a major player in the music industry.000 iPods were sold before the end of 2001.[144] A year later. 3G data and quad-band UMTS/HSDPA. The NeXT Computer was the basis for today‟s Macintosh OS X and iPhone operating system (iOS).[137]    iMac Main article: IMac Apple iMac was introduced in 1998 and its innovative design was directly the result of Jobs's return to Apple. The iPhone created such a sensation that a survey indicated six out of ten Americans were aware of its release. was unlike any personal computer that came before. which is evidenced by the fact that many early USB peripherals were made of translucent plastic to match the iMac design.Berners-Lee created the world‟s first web browser on the NeXT Computer. the iPod‟s success prepared the way for the iTunes music store and the iPhone. The major innovation of the iPod was its small size achieved by using a 1.299 at that time. 2001. screenless iPod Shuffle in the following years. [139] The Apple iMac sold for $1.8" hard drive compared to the 2. Apple released the hard drive-based iPod classic.5" drives common to players at that time. In June 2009. In 1999. So the iMac‟s success helped popularize the interface among third party peripheral makers.[138] Described as "cartoonlike" the first iMac.[131] After the 1st generation of iPod. clad in Bondi Blue plastic. video-capable iPod Nano. Apple boasted "the back of our computer looks better than the front of anyone else's".[143] The Apple iPhone is a small device with multimedia capabilities and functions as a quad-band touch screen smartphone. the iPhone 3GS.. the iPhone 3G was released in July 2008 with the key feature was support for GPS.

[152] Later." when he initially approached Apple with the invitation to participate in the program.[148] In an interview with Playboy in 1985. singer Bono cited Jobs saying there was "nothing better than the chance to save lives.[150] After resuming control of Apple in 1997. and added a secondary front facing camera for video calls. compared to Bill Gates's efforts. The chief of the Product Red project.”[149]Jobs also added that when he has some time we would start a public foundation but for now he does charitable acts privately.[146] A major feature of the iPhone 4S.[147] In contrast to Gates.[145] iPhone 4 was thinner than previous models. Tuberculosis and Malaria.[151] Jobs‟s friends told The New York Times that he felt that expanding Apple would have done more good than giving money to charity.control. Apple has been the largest contributor to the Global Fund to fight AIDS. Jobs eliminated all corporate philanthropy programs initially. a better camera. was Siri. and a faster processor was introduced by Phil Schiller. Jobs did not sign the Giving Pledge of Warren Buffett which challenged the world‟s richest billionaires to give at least half their wealth to charity. introduced in October 2011. producing red versions of devices to give profits from sales to charity. which is a virtual assistant that is capable of voice recognition. Jobs said in respect to money that “the challenges are to figure out how to live with it and to reinvest it back into the world which means either giving it away or using it to express your concerns or values. according to Bono  . [143]   Philanthropy Arik Hesseldahl of BusinessWeek magazine stated that "Jobs isn't widely known for his association with philanthropic causes". Apple has gone on to become the largest contributor to the charity since its initial involvement with it. under Jobs. Apple signed to participate in Product Red program.[153] Through its sales. had a five megapixel camera which can record videos in 720p HD.

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