Friday, 20 January, 2012

Apple, Steve Jobs, A Photo Story

1974: Jobs landed at videogame company Atari Inc. 

At 20, he and a friend Steve Wozniak started a company in a garage on April 1, 1976. 

1975:Jobs  and  his  friend  Steve  Wozniak  created  a prototype  computer  in  his  parents'  garage.  A  year later, they both co-founded Apple Computer to sell their machines. They started out with the Apple I. 

1977: The Apple II is launched and became the  first successful  mass-market computer. It stayed in production for 16 years. 

1980: Apple III launched as a commercial failure because of faulty construction.

1983: Apple launched the Lisa, which was also unsuccessful. It  was  the  first  personal  computer  controlled  by  on-screen icons activated at the click of a mouse. 

1984: Apple launched the Macintosh computer that had disappointing sales, but received good reviews.  
1985: Apple closed half of its six factories. They also downsized by more than 1,000 employees and declared a quarterly loss. Jobs goes  head-to-head  with  John  Sculley  in  a  boardroom  battle.  He lost and was forced out of Apple. 

1986:  Jobs  bought  the  computer  graphics  division  of Lucas film Ltd. This company was owned by Star Wars director  George  Lucas.  Jobs  then  created  what  is  now known as Pixar Animation Studios. 

1987: Macintosh II is launched 

1988: Jobs founded NeXT Computer, but it only sold 50,000 computers. 

1995: Pixar releases Toy Story, the first full-length computer animated film. Jobs was CEO and the film got worldwide success. 

1996:  Apple  buys  NeXT  for  $429m  and used   Jobs'   technology   to   build   the   next generation of its own software. 

1997: Jobs became an interne CEO at Apple. 

1998: The iMac launched. It is a self-contained computer and monitor. 

2001:The first iPod is sold in October and was a commercial success. 

     2003: The iTunes music store is launched in April

2004: Jobs  told  employees  he  underwent  a  successful operation to remove a cancerous tumor in his pancreas. He  told  employees  in  an  email  to  employees  that  his cancer was rare, but a treatable form of the disease. 

2007:The  first  iPhone  is  launched  and  Jobs  also decided to drop the computer from Apple's name. 

December  2008: Jobs  said  he  will  not  give  the  keynote address at the final Macworld Conference and Expo in 2009.This announcement also ignited rumors about his health. 

2010: The iPad launched in April and 3 million devices are sold in 80 days. Nearly 15 million iPads were sold worldwide by the increase from the reported $8 billion in 2000. 

January 2011: iPad 2 launch event.

August 2011: Jobs announced his resignation from as Apple CEO on  August  24.  In  a  brief  letter  to  employees,  Jobs  said,  "I  have my duties and expectations as Apple's CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come." Oct.  5,  2011: Apple  announced  Steve  Jobs  died  one  day  after iphone 4S was unveiled. 


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