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Friday, October 21, 2011


We all know about Steve Jobs, the Co-Founder of Apple. He was born on 24 Feb, 1955 in San Francisco, at California, U.S. He was died on 5 Oct, 2011 in Palo Alto, at California. He was an American and belonged to the Buddhism. He was also  a board of member of The Walt Disney Company. He had three daughters and a son.

Steven Paul “Steve Jobs” was an American inventor. He was Co-Founder, chairman and CEO of Apple Inc. Steve previously served as Chief Executive of Pixar Animation Studios. In the year 1970, Steve along with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Mike Markkula designed, developed and marketed one of the first commercially successful lines of personal computers, the Apple II series. In the year 1985, Jobs left Apple and founded NeXT, a computer platform development company specializing in the higher-education and business markets. In 1986, he acquired the computer graphics division of Lucas film ltd, which was turn off as Pixar Animation Studios. In 1996, buyout of NeXT brought Jobs back and became permanent CEO from year 2000 onwards. In 2011, Jobs resigned as CEO from Apple. He was selected as Chairman of Apple’s board of directors and held that title until his death.

On 5 oct, 2011 Jobs died in California at the age of 56, seven years after being diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer. He was one of the visionary, pioneer and genius, perhaps one of the foremost in the field of business, innovation and product design.

Steve Jobs has had a pro-found impact on the India’s developer community. Jobs and Wozniak put together their first computer called APPLE I. They marketed it in 1976 at a price of $666. In 1981, he introduced APPLE III, which had never fully recovered from its traumatic introduction. Jobs designed the Macintosh to compete with the PC and, in turn, make Apple’s new products a success. The Macintosh had 128 k of memory, twice that of PC and the memory could be expandable up to 192 k.

Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be a part of Apple.


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