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Steve Jobs 1955-2011. By Walker Sorrell 11/10/11. Early Life. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Steve Jobs1955-2011By Walker Sorrell11/10/11

Early LifeSteve Paul Jobs was born on February 24, 1955, to Joanne Simpson and Abdulfattah Jandali john two university Wisconsin graduate students they put him up for adoption.After being placed up for adoption he was adopted by Clara and Steve Jobs. Clara was an accountant and Steve was a coast guard veteran.Timeline pt 11955: Stephen Paul Jobs is born on Feb. 24. 1976: Apple Computer is formed on April Fools' Day, shortly after Wozniak and Jobs create a new computer circuit board in a Silicon Valley garage. The Apple I computer goes on sale by the summer for $666.66.1977: Apple is incorporated by its founders and a group of venture capitalists. It unveils Apple II, the first personal computer to generate color graphics. Sales soar to the rate of $1 million a year.1980: Apple goes public, raising $110 million in one of the biggest initial public offerings to date. 1985: Jobs and Sculley clash, leading to Jobs' resignation. Wozniak also resigns from Apple.

Timeline pt 21986: Jobs founds Next Inc., a new computer company making high-end machines for universities. He also buys Pixar from "Star Wars" creator George Lucas for $10 million.1994: Apple introduces Power Macintosh computers based on the PowerPC chip it developed with IBM and Motorola. Apple decides to license its operating software, allowing other companies to clone the Mac.1996: Apple buys Next for $430 million, for the operating system Jobs' team developed. Gil Amelio replaces Spindler as CEO.1997: Steve Jobs returns to Apple as an adviser, then "de facto head" of company; Amelio is pushed out. Jobs puts an end to Mac clones.2000: Jobs is named CEO of Apple.Timeline pt 32003: Apple launches the iTunes music store with 200,000 songs at 99 cents each, giving people a convenient way to buy music legally online. It sells 1 million songs in the first week.Aug. 24, 2011: Apple announces that Jobs is resigning as CEO. Cook takes the CEO title, and Apple names Jobs chairman. Oct. 5, 2011: Jobs dies at 56. Apple announces his death without giving a specific cause. Contributions Jobs's contribution? More than anyone else, he brought digital technology to the masses. As a visionary, he saw that computers could be much more than drab productivity tools. Instead, they could help unleash human creativity and sheer enjoyment. A marketing geniusSteve Jobs was more than just a computer designer he was a true visionary ever since he and Steve Wozniak started apple they have been putting out the best of computers

APPLEAppleFROMApple 1Priced at $666.66, Apple's first computer was little more than a circuit board. Once you bought one, you still had to hook up your own keyboard, monitor and power supply. As such, the Apple appealed mostly to the DIY hardware hackers of the day

Macintosh The Macintosh arrived in 1984, and it was the first computer to successfully integrate two things that are now commonplace: a graphical user interface and a mouse. Little pictures of folders, the piece of paper denoting a file, the trash can.

NeXT BoxesThough it was pricey, it was fast and especially adept at math functions, and it had a built-in Ethernet port in an age when most computers still needed a network interface card. Because of these high-end features, NeXT boxes were ignored by the mass market, but quickly snatched up by academics and programmers.

iMacAfter NeXT failed to gain traction, Jobs sold the company to Apple and came back into the fold in 1996. Two years later, the company released a complete rewrite of the desktop PC the candy-colored iMac. It kicked the boring beige PC box to the curb.

iTunesBecause it was directly plugged into the iPods everyone already owned, the iTunes Store was a huge hit. With it came the era of the digital single, easily downloadable for $0.99 and offering instant satisfaction. Apple was selling 5 million songs a day.

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