Google puts up a link on the web search homepage for Apple’s legend Steve Jobs who passed away on 5 October 2011.
Apple has announced some words on the official site for those who want to forever remember what Steve Jobs has contributed to Apple, to the world, and to his friends.
Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us wh 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 the foundation of Apple.
About Steve Jobs
Wikipedia has brief descriptions about Steve Jobs.
- In 1976, Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne founded Apple. It was Steve Jobs who managed to interest Wozniak in assembling a computer and selling it.
- In 1983, Steve Jobs succeed in getting Pepsi-Cola’s CEO John Sculley to become Apple’s new CEO.
- In January 1984, Steve Jobs introduced the Macintosh which was the first commercially successful small computer with a graphical user interface.
- In 1985, Steve Jobs was fired from Apple after his working relationship with John Sculley was deteriorated.
- Steve Jobs moved on to establish another computer company, NeXT Computer. The NeXT workstation garnered a strong following and was technologically advanced, but was extremely expensive with few people could afford it.
- In 1986, Steve Jobs acquired The Graphics Group and later renamed it to Pixar. Pixar went on to produce several computer graphic movies such as Toy Story and other box-office hit movies A Bug’s Life (1998), Toy Story 2 (1999), Monsters, Inc. (2001), Finding Nemo (2003), The Incredibles (2004), Cars (2006), Ratatouille (2007), WALL-E (2008), Up (2009) and Toy Story 3 (2010).
- In 1996, Apple acquired NeXT, Steve Jobs’ start-up at the time. Subsequently in September 1997, when Apple’s CEO Gil Amelio stepped down, Steve Jobs became the interim chief executive of Apple. Steve Jobs formally returned to Apple’s CEO at the 2000 Macworld Expo.
- Many of Apple’s subsequent products were based on NeXT’s technologies including Mac OS X.
- Steve Jobs’ Apple went on to produce the portable music player iPod, the digital music software iTunes, and the iTunes Store for the consumer electronics and music distribution industries.
- In 2007, Steve Jobs helped Apple getting into the cellular phone business by introducing a multi-touch display cell phone, the iPhone.
- In April 2010, Steve Jobs’ Apple introduced the iPad, audio-visual media tablet.
- Steve Jobs has 317 patents related to desktop computers, iPods, iOS based devices, laptops, packaging, keyboards, mice, monitors, Macintosh operating systems, NeXT, and Apple TV.