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{{about|the person|other uses|Steve Jobs (disambiguation)}}{{pp-semi-indef|small=yes}}{{short description|American entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple Inc.}}{{Use American English|date=March 2015}}{{Use mdy dates|date=December 2017}}

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  • Entrepreneur
  • Industrial designer
  • Investor
  • Media proprietor{edih}
  • Co-founder, Chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc.
  • Primary investor and Chairman of Pixar
  • Founder, Chairman, and CEO of NeXT
}} {edih} }}| children = 4, including Lisa Brennan-Jobs| relatives = Mona Simpson (sister)Laurene Powell Jobs>March 18, 1991|}}| partner = Chrisann Brennan (1972–1977)}}Steven Paul Jobs ({{IPAc-en|dʒ|ɒ|b|z}}; February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American business magnate, entrepreneur, industrial designer, investor, and media proprietor. He was the chairman, chief executive officer (CEO), and co-founder of Apple Inc., the chairman and majority shareholder of Pixar, a member of The Walt Disney Company's board of directors following its acquisition of Pixar, and the founder, chairman, and CEO of NeXT. Jobs is widely recognized as a pioneer of the microcomputer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s, along with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.Jobs was born in San Francisco, California, and put up for adoption. He was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He attended Reed College in 1972 before dropping out that same year, and traveled through India in 1974 seeking enlightenment and studying Zen Buddhism. His declassified FBI report states that he used marijuana and LSD while he was in college, and once told a reporter that taking LSD was "one of the two or three most important things" he had done in his life.Jobs and Wozniak co-founded Apple in 1976 to sell Wozniak's Apple I personal computer. Together the duo gained fame and wealth a year later with the Apple II, one of the first highly successful mass-produced personal computers. Jobs saw the commercial potential of the Xerox Alto in 1979, which was mouse-driven and had a graphical user interface (GUI). This led to development of the unsuccessful Apple Lisa in 1983, followed by the breakthrough Macintosh in 1984, the first mass-produced computer with a GUI. The Macintosh introduced the desktop publishing industry in 1985 with the addition of the Apple LaserWriter, the first laser printer to feature vector graphics. Jobs was forced out of Apple in 1985 after a long power struggle with the company's board and its then-CEO John Sculley. That same year, Jobs took a few of Apple's members with him to found NeXT, a computer platform development company that specialized in computers for higher-education and business markets. In addition, he helped to develop the visual effects industry when he funded the computer graphics division of George Lucas's Lucasfilm in 1986. The new company was Pixar, which produced the first 3D computer animated film Toy Story (1995).Apple merged with NeXT in 1997, and Jobs became CEO of his former company within a few months. He was largely responsible for helping revive Apple, which had been at the verge of bankruptcy. He worked closely with designer Jony Ive to develop a line of products that had larger cultural ramifications, beginning in 1997 with the "Think different" advertising campaign and leading to the iMac, iTunes, iTunes Store, Apple Store, iPod, iPhone, App Store, and the iPad. In 2001, the original Mac OS was replaced with a completely new Mac OS X, based on NeXT's NeXTSTEP platform, giving the OS a modern Unix-based foundation for the first time. Jobs was diagnosed with a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor in 2003. He died of respiratory arrest related to the tumor at age 56 on October 5, 2011.


Biological and adoptive family

Steven Paul Jobs was born on February 24, 1955, to Abdulfattah Jandali and Joanne Schieble, and was adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs (née Hagopian).NEWS,weblink Steve Jobs: adopted child who never met his biological father, 2011-10-06, Daily Telegraph, 2018-09-18, en-GB, 0307-1235, His biological father, Abdulfattah "John" (al-)Jandali (Arabic: عبد الفتاح الجندلي) (b. 1931), grew up in Homs, Syria, and was born into an Arab Muslim household. While an undergraduate at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, he was a student activist and spent time in jail for his political activities. He pursued a PhD at the University of Wisconsin, where he met Joanne Carole Schieble, a Catholic of Swiss and German descent.WEB,weblink Social media reminds us Steve Jobs was the son of a Syrian migrant, Graff, Amy, November 18, 2015, SFGate, Hearst Communications, May 19, 2016, As a doctoral candidate, Jandali was a teaching assistant for a course Schieble was taking, although both were the same age. Mona Simpson, Jobs's biological sister, notes that her maternal grandparents were not happy that their daughter was dating a Muslim.JOURNAL, Meer, Ameena, Summer 1987, Artists in Conversation: Mona Simpson,weblink Bomb (magazine), Bomb, July 7, 2015, 20, Walter Isaacson, Steve Jobs's official biographer, additionally states that Schieble's father "threatened to cut Joanne off completely" if she continued the relationship.Jobs's adoptive father, Paul Reinhold Jobs,WEB,weblink 'Steve Jobs' biography: A wealth of detail, Shankland, Stephen, CNET, was a Coast Guard mechanic. After leaving the Coast Guard, Paul Jobs married Clara Hagopian in 1946. Clara, the daughter of Armenian immigrants, grew up in San Francisco.WEB,weblink Steve Jobs Took the Armenian Genocide Personally, Strochlic, Nina, April 23, 2015,, Paul Jobs was a "repo man" who repaired cars. Their attempts to start a family were halted after Clara had an ectopic pregnancy, leading them to consider adoption in 1955.BOOK, Steve Jobs, Steve Jobs (book), Isaacson, Walter, Simon & Schuster, 2011, 14, Walter Isaacson, {{Pages needed|date=April 2017}}{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}}


}}Schieble became pregnant with Jobs in 1954 when she and Jandali spent the summer with his family in Homs, Syria. Jandali has stated that he "was very much in love with Joanne ... but sadly, her father was a tyrant, and forbade her to marry me, as I was from Syria. And so she told me she wanted to give the baby up for adoption."WEB,weblink Dad waits for Jobs to iPhone, Staff, August 27, 2011, New York Post, June 27, 2015, According to Jandali, Schieble deliberately did not involve him in the process: "without telling me, Joanne upped and left to move to San Francisco to have the baby without anyone knowing, including me ... she did not want to bring shame onto the family and thought this was the best for everyone."Schieble gave birth to Jobs on February 24, 1955 in San Francisco and chose an adoptive couple for him that was "Catholic, well-educated, and wealthy."{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} The couple changed their mind, however, and decided to adopt a girl instead.{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} The baby boy was then placed with Paul and Clara Jobs, neither of whom had a college education, and Schieble refused to sign the adoption papers.{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} She then took the matter to court in an attempt to have her baby placed with a different family{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} and only consented to releasing the baby to Paul and Clara after they promised that he would attend college.{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} When Steve Jobs was in high school, his mother Clara admitted to his girlfriend, 17-year-old Chrisann Brennan, that she "was too frightened to love [Steve] for the first six months of his life ... I was scared they were going to take him away from me. Even after we won the case, Steve was so difficult a child that by the time he was two I felt we had made a mistake. I wanted to return him."{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} When Chrisann shared his mother's comment with Steve, he stated that he was already aware of that{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} and would later say he was deeply loved and indulged by Paul and Clara.{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} Many years later, Steve Jobs's wife Laurene also noted that "he felt he had been really blessed by having the two of them as parents."BOOK, Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader, Becoming Steve Jobs, Schlender, Brent, Tetzeli, Rick, 2015, Crown (ebook), {{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} Jobs would become upset when Paul and Clara were referred to as his "adoptive parents"; he regarded them as his parents "1,000%". With regard to his biological parents, Jobs referred to them as "my sperm and egg bank. That's not harsh, it's just the way it was, a sperm bank thing, nothing more."


}}Paul and Clara adopted Jobs's sister Patricia in 1957{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} and the family moved to Mountain View, California, in 1961.{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} It was during this time that Paul built a workbench in his garage for his son in order to "pass along his love of mechanics."{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} Jobs, meanwhile, admired his father's craftsmanship "because he knew how to build anything. If we needed a cabinet, he would build it. When he built our fence, he gave me a hammer so I could work with him ... I wasn't that into fixing cars ... but I was eager to hang out with my dad."{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} By the time he was ten, Jobs was deeply involved in electronics and befriended many of the engineers who lived in the neighborhood.{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} He had difficulty making friends with children his own age, however, and was seen by his classmates as a "loner."{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}}File:Apple Garage.jpg|thumb|Childhood home of Paul, Clara, and Steve Jobs on Crist Drive in Los Altos, California that served as the original site of Apple Computer. The home was added to a list of historic Los Altos sites in 2013.WEB,weblink Steve Jobs' childhood home becomes a landmark,, |alt=Home of Paul and Clara Jobs, on Crist Drive in Los Altos, CaliforniaLos Altos, CaliforniaJobs had difficulty functioning in a traditional classroom, tended to resist authority figures, frequently misbehaved, and was suspended a few times.{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} Clara had taught him to read as a toddler, and Jobs stated that he was "pretty bored in school and [had] turned into a little terror... you should have seen us in the third grade, we basically destroyed the teacher."{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} He frequently played pranks on others at Monta Loma Elementary school in Mountain View.{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} His father Paul (who was abused as a child) never reprimanded him, however, and instead blamed the school for not challenging his brilliant son.{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}}Jobs would later credit his fourth grade teacher, Imogene "Teddy" Hill, with turning him around: "She taught an advanced fourth grade class and it took her about a month to get hip to my situation. She bribed me into learning. She would say, 'I really want you to finish this workbook. I'll give you five bucks if you finish it.' That really kindled a passion in me for learning things! I learned more that year than I think I learned in any other year in school. They wanted me to skip the next two years in grade school and go straight to junior high to learn a foreign language but my parents very wisely wouldn't let it happen."{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} Jobs skipped the fifth grade and transferred to the sixth grade at Crittenden Middle School in Mountain View{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} where he became a "socially awkward loner".{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} Jobs "was often bullied" and gave his parents an ultimatum: they had to either take him out of Crittenden or he would drop out of school.{{citation needed|date=August 2019}}Though the Jobs family was not well off, they used all their savings in 1967 to buy a new home, allowing Jobs to change schools.{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} The new house (a three-bedroom home on Crist Drive in Los Altos, California) was in the better Cupertino School District, Cupertino, California, and was embedded in an environment that was even more heavily populated with engineering families than the Mountain View area was.{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} The house was declared a historic site in 2013, as it was the first site for Apple Computer; as of 2013, it was owned by Patty and occupied by Jobs's step-mother, Marilyn.WEB,weblink Steve Jobs' old garage about to become a piece of history,, When he was 13 in 1968, Jobs was given a summer job by Bill Hewlett (of Hewlett-Packard) after Jobs cold-called him to ask for parts for an electronics project.{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}}

Homestead High

The location of the Los Altos home meant that Jobs would be able to attend nearby Homestead High School, which had strong ties to Silicon Valley.{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} He began his first year there in late 1968 along with Fernandez.{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} Neither Jobs nor Fernandez (whose father was a lawyer) came from engineering households and thus decided to enroll in John McCollum's "Electronics 1."{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} McCollum and the rebellious Jobs (who had grown his hair long and become involved in the growing counterculture) would eventually clash and Jobs began to lose interest in the class.{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}}He underwent a change during mid-1970: "I got stoned for the first time; I discovered Shakespeare, Dylan Thomas, and all that classic stuff. I read Moby Dick and went back as a junior taking creative writing classes."{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} Jobs also later noted to his official biographer that "I started to listen to music a whole lot, and I started to read more outside of just science and technology—Shakespeare, Plato. I loved King Lear ... when I was a senior I had this phenomenal AP English class. The teacher was this guy who looked like Ernest Hemingway. He took a bunch of us snowshoeing in Yosemite." From that point, Jobs developed two different circles of friends: those who were involved in electronics and engineering and those who were interested in art and literature.{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} These dual interests were particularly reflected during Jobs's senior year as his best friends were Wozniak and his first girlfriend, the artistic Homestead junior Chrisann Brennan.BOOK, The Bite in the Apple: A Memoir of My Life with Steve Jobs, The Bite in the Apple, Brennan, Chrisann, St. Martin's Griffin, Chrisann Brennan, {{Pages needed|date=April 2017}}{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}}In 1971 after Wozniak began attending University of California, Berkeley, Jobs would visit him there a few times a week. This experience led him to study in nearby Stanford University's student union. Jobs also decided that rather than join the electronics club, he would put on light shows with a friend for Homestead's avant-garde Jazz program. He was described by a Homestead classmate as "kind of a brain and kind of a hippie ... but he never fit into either group. He was smart enough to be a nerd, but wasn't nerdy. And he was too intellectual for the hippies, who just wanted to get wasted all the time. He was kind of an outsider. In high school everything revolved around what group you were in, and if you weren't in a carefully defined group, you weren't anybody. He was an individual, in a world where individuality was suspect." By his senior year in late 1971, he was taking freshman English class at Stanford and working on a Homestead underground film project with Chrisann Brennan.{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} In mid-1972, after graduation and before leaving for Reed College, Jobs and Brennan rented a house from their other roommate, Al.{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}}WEB,weblink Jobs at 17: Nerd, Poet, Romantic, Brennan, Chrisann, October 19, 2011, Rolling Stone Magazine,weblink" title="">weblink April 25, 2012, February 9, 2015,

Reed College

}}Later in the year, Jobs enrolled at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. Reed was an expensive school that Paul and Clara could ill afford, and they were spending much of their life savings on their son's higher education.{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} Brennan remained involved with Jobs while he was at Reed. She also met his friend at Reed, Daniel Kottke, for the first time.{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} Jobs also became friends with Reed's student body president, Robert Friedland.{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}}Brennan was now a senior at Homestead, and she did not have plans to attend college. She was supportive of Jobs when he told her that he planned to drop out of Reed because he did not want to spend his parents' money on it (neither her father nor Jobs's adoptive parents had gone to college). Jobs continued to attend by auditing his classes, which included a course on calligraphy that was taught by Robert Palladino. Jobs was no longer an official student, and Brennan stopped visiting him. Jobs later asked her to come and live with him in a house he rented near the Reed campus, but she refused.{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} In a 2005 commencement speech at Stanford University, Jobs stated that during this period, he slept on the floor in friends' dorm rooms, returned Coke bottles for food money, and got weekly free meals at the local Hare Krishna temple. In that same speech, Jobs said: "If I had never dropped in on that single calligraphy course in college, the Mac would have never had multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts."NEWS,weblink Steve Jobs: Stanford commencement address, June 2005, John Naughton, October 8, 2011, The Guardian, live,weblink" title="">weblink February 11, 2012, London,




In mid-1973, Jobs moved back to the San Francisco Bay Area and was renting his own apartment. Jobs hitchhiked and worked around the West Coast and Brennan would occasionally join him. Jobs and Brennan remained involved with each other while continuing to see other people.{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}}In 1973, Steve Wozniak designed his own version of the classic video game Pong. After finishing it, Wozniak gave the board to Jobs, who then took the game down to Atari, Inc. in Los Gatos, California. Atari thought that Jobs had built it and gave him a job as a technician.WEB,weblink How Steve Wozniak's Breakout Defined Apple's Future, June 27, 2013, Gameinformer, dead,weblink" title="">weblink November 1, 2013, February 13, 2014, mdy-all, MAGAZINE, September 13, 2011, An exclusive interview with Daniel Kottke,weblink India Today,weblink May 18, 2012, October 27, 2011, live, mdy, Atari's cofounder Nolan Bushnell later described him as "difficult but valuable", pointing out that "he was very often the smartest guy in the room, and he would let people know that."NEWS,weblink Cassidy on Nolan Bushnell: 'Steve was difficult,' says man who first hired Steve Jobs, March 29, 2013, Mercury News, April 2, 2013, live,weblink" title="">weblink December 6, 2013, By early 1974, Jobs was living what Brennan describes as a "simple life" in a Los Gatos cabin, working at Atari, and saving money for his impending trip to India.Jobs traveled to India in mid-1974NEWS,weblink What really shaped Steve Jobs's view of India – Realms of intuition or the pains of Delhi belly?, September 25, 2011, Economic Times, October 27, 2011, live,weblink May 11, 2012, India, mdy, to visit Neem Karoli BabaWEB,weblink Il santone della Silicon Valley che ha conquistato i tecno-boss, June 9, 2008,, Italian, live,weblink June 24, 2012, August 30, 2011, mdy, at his Kainchi ashram with his Reed friend (and eventual Apple employee) Daniel Kottke, in search of spiritual enlightenment. When they got to the Neem Karoli ashram, it was almost deserted because Neem Karoli Baba had died in September 1973. Then they made a long trek up a dry riverbed to an ashram of Haidakhan Babaji.After seven months, Jobs left IndiaWEB,weblink Wandering in India for 7 months: Steve Jobs, October 24, 2011, Yahoo News, dead,weblink June 24, 2012, October 27, 2011, mdy, and returned to the US ahead of Daniel Kottke. Jobs had changed his appearance; his head was shaved and he wore traditional Indian clothing.NEWS,weblink Steve Jobs, Apple's iGod: Profile, Andrews, Amanda, January 14, 2009, The Daily Telegraph, October 29, 2009, live,weblink May 11, 2012, UK, mdy, NEWS,weblink Steve Jobs profile: Apple's hard core, January 11, 2009, October 29, 2009, live,weblink" title="">weblink September 26, 2011, News scotsman, Edinburgh, During this time, Jobs experimented with psychedelics, later calling his LSD experiences "one of the two or three most important things [he had] done in [his] life".BOOK,weblink What the Dormouse Said: How the Sixties Counterculture Shaped the Personal Computer Industry, Markoff, John, Penguin Books, 2005, 978-0-14-303676-0, preface xix, John Markoff, October 5, 2011, NEWS,weblink Jobs's Pentagon papers: kidnap fears, drug use and a speeding ticket, The Sydney Morning Herald, June 12, 2012, live,weblink June 24, 2012, mdy, He spent a period at the All One Farm, a commune in Oregon that was owned by Robert Friedland. Brennan joined him there for a period.{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}}During this time period, Jobs and Brennan both became practitioners of Zen Buddhism through the Zen master Kōbun Chino Otogawa. Jobs was living in his parents' backyard toolshed, which he had converted into a bedroom.{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} Jobs engaged in lengthy meditation retreats at the Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, the oldest Sōtō Zen monastery in the US.WEB,weblink What Kind of Buddhist was Steve Jobs, Really?, Silberman, Steve, October 28, 2011, NeuroTribes, dead,weblink June 24, 2012, December 29, 2011, mdy, He considered taking up monastic residence at Eihei-ji in Japan, and maintained a lifelong appreciation for Zen.NEWS,weblink Steve Jobs' private spirituality now an open book, Burke, Daniel, November 2, 2011, USA Today, December 29, 2011, Jobs then returned to Atari and was assigned to create a circuit board for the arcade video game Breakout. According to Bushnell, Atari offered {{USD|100}} for each TTL chip that was eliminated in the machine. Jobs had little specialized knowledge of circuit board design and made a deal with Wozniak to split the fee evenly between them if Wozniak could minimize the number of chips. Much to the amazement of Atari engineers, Wozniak reduced the TTL count to 46, a design so tight that it was impossible to reproduce on an assembly line.WEB,weblink The History of Breakout, Murphy, Conor, Big Fish, Big Fish Games, Inc., April 22, 2015, According to Wozniak, Jobs told him that Atari gave them only $700 (instead of the $5,000 paid out), and that Wozniak's share was thus $350.WEB, , ''Letters – General Questions Answered, June 20, 2016, dead,weblink" title="">weblink June 12, 2011, , Wozniak, Steven: "iWoz", a: pp. 147–48, b: p. 180. W. W. Norton, 2006. {{ISBN|978-0-393-06143-7}} Kent, Stevn: "The Ultimate History of Video Games", pp. 71–73. Three Rivers, 2001. {{ISBN|978-0-7615-3643-7}}WEB,weblink Breakout, Arcade History, June 25, 2002, April 19, 2010, WEB,weblink Classic Gaming: A Complete History of Breakout, GameSpy, April 19, 2010, dead,weblink" title="">weblink June 23, 2014, Wozniak did not learn about the actual bonus until ten years later, but said that if Jobs had told him about it and explained that he needed the money, Wozniak would have given it to him.{{r|JobsBio1|p=104–107|q=Chapter Four – "Atari and India"}}Wozniak had designed a low-cost digital "blue box" to generate the necessary tones to manipulate the telephone network, allowing free long-distance calls. Jobs decided that they could make money selling it. The clandestine sales of the illegal "blue boxes" went well and perhaps planted the seed in Jobs's mind that electronics could be both fun and profitable.WEB,weblink Steve Jobs and the Early Apple Years, The PC Is Born, Joomla, live,weblink June 24, 2012, March 27, 2012, mdy, Jobs, in a 1994 interview, recalled that it took six months for him and Wozniak to figure out how to build the blue boxes.AV MEDIA, Steve Jobs 1994 Uncut Interview with English Subtitles, McBurney, Sally (Director), Silicon Valley Historical Association, 2013, Menlo Park, California, Video, Jobs said that if not for the blue boxes, there would have been no Apple. He states it showed them that they could take on large companies and beat them.WEB,weblink Archived copy, June 14, 2015, bot: unknown,weblink April 2, 2013, AV MEDIA, Steve Jobs: Visionary Entrepreneur, McBurney, Sally (Director), Silicon Valley Historical Association, 2013, Menlo Park, California, Video, Jobs and Wozniak attended meetings of the Homebrew Computer Club in 1975, which was a stepping stone to the development and marketing of the first Apple computer.NEWS,weblink Steven P. Jobs, 1955–2011: Apple's Visionary Redefined Digital Age, Markoff, John, October 5, 2011, The New York Times,

Apple (1976–1985)

{{See also|History of Apple#1975–1985: Jobs and Wozniak}}}}In 1976, Wozniak designed and developed the Apple I computer and showed it to Jobs, who suggested that they sell it. That same year, Jobs, Wozniak, and administrative supervisor Ronald Wayne founded Apple Computer (now called Apple Inc.) in the garage of Jobs's Los Altos home on Crist Drive.NEWS,weblink Apple Confidential: The Real Story of Apple Computer, Inc, Linzmayer, Owen W., The Denver Post, live,weblink March 20, 2012, mdy, Wayne stayed only a short time, leaving Jobs and Wozniak as the active primary cofounders of the company.NEWS,weblink The gambling man who co-founded Apple and left for $800, Simon, Dan, June 24, 2010, June 24, 2010, live,weblink" title="">weblink April 10, 2014, CNN, The two decided on the name "Apple" after Jobs returned from the All One Farm commune in Oregon and told Wozniak about his time spent in the farm's apple orchard.WEB,weblink How Did Apple Computer Get Its Brand Name?, November 17, 2011, Branding Strategy Insider, November 6, 2017, A neighbor on Crist Drive recalled Jobs as an odd individual who would greet his clients "with his underwear hanging out, barefoot and hippie-like". Another neighbor, Larry Waterland, who had just earned his PhD in chemical engineering at Stanford, recalled dismissing Jobs's budding business: "'You punched cards, put them in a big deck,' he said about the mainframe machines of that time. 'Steve took me over to the garage. He had a circuit board with a chip on it, a DuMont TV set, a Panasonic cassette tape deck and a keyboard. He said, 'This is an Apple computer.' I said, 'You've got to be joking.' I dismissed the whole idea.'" Jobs's friend from Reed College and India, Daniel Kottke, recalled that as an early Apple employee, he "was the only person who worked in the garage ... Woz would show up once a week with his latest code. Steve Jobs didn't get his hands dirty in that sense." Kottke also stated that much of the early work took place in Jobs's kitchen, where he spent hours on the phone trying to find investors for the company.They received funding from a then-semi-retired Intel product marketing manager and engineer Mike Markkula.NEWS,weblink An 'Unknown' Co-Founder Leaves After 20 Years of Glory and Turmoil, Markoff, John, September 1, 1997, The New York Times, August 24, 2011, Scott McNealy, one of the cofounders of Sun Microsystems, said that Jobs broke a "glass age ceiling" in Silicon Valley because he'd created a very successful company at a young age. Markkula brought Apple to the attention of Arthur Rock, which after looking at the crowded Apple booth at the Home Brew Computer Show, started with a $60,000 investment and went on the Apple board.WEB,weblink Done Deals: Venture Capitalists Tell Their Story: Featured HBS Arthur Rock, HBS Working Knowledge, }}After Brennan returned from her own journey to India, she and Jobs fell in love again, as Brennan noted changes in him that she attributes to Kobun (whom she was also still following). It was also at this time that Jobs displayed a prototype Apple computer for Brennan and his parents in their living room. Brennan notes a shift in this time period, where the two main influences on Jobs were Apple and Kobun. By early 1977, she and Jobs would spend time together at her home at Duveneck Ranch in Los Altos, which served as a hostel and environmental education center. Brennan also worked there as a teacher for inner city children who came to learn about the farm.{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}}In 1977, Jobs and Wozniak introduced the Apple II at the West Coast Computer Faire. It was the first consumer product sold by Apple Computer and was one of the first highly successful mass-produced microcomputer products in the world,WEB,weblink Total share: 30 years of personal computer market share figures, Reimer, Jeremy, December 15, 2005, Ars Technica, Condé Nast, May 25, 2010, and was primarily designed by Wozniak. Jobs oversaw the development of the Apple II's unusual caseArticle in The Amazing Writer and Rod Holt developed the unique power supply.WEB,weblink Comment From e-mail: Why didn't the early Apple II's use Fans?, Wozniak, Steve,, dead,weblink" title="">weblink December 26, 2015, May 10, 2015, mdy-all, Jobs usually went to work wearing a black long-sleeved mock turtleneck made by Issey Miyake (it was sometimes reported as St. Croix brand), Levi's 501 blue jeans, and New Balance 991 sneakers.NEWS,weblink Steve Jobs' black turtleneck reportedly explained in biography, October 11, 2011, The Los Angeles Times, October 14, 2011, live,weblink October 26, 2011, mdy, WEB,weblink Wear the Exact Outfit of Steve Jobs for $458, February 28, 2006, Gizmodo, live,weblink February 4, 2012, April 19, 2010, mdy, He said his choice was inspired by that of Stuart Geman, a noted applied mathematics professor at Brown University. Jobs told his biographer Walter Isaacson "...he came to like the idea of having a uniform for himself, both because of its daily convenience (the rationale he claimed) and its ability to convey a signature style."As Jobs became more successful with his new company, his relationship with Brennan grew more complex. In 1977, the success of Apple was now a part of their relationship, and Brennan, Daniel Kottke, and Jobs moved into a house near the Apple office in Cupertino.{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} Brennan eventually took a position in the shipping department at Apple.{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}}WEB,weblink These Pictures of Apple's First Employees Are Absolutely Wonderful, Edwards, Jim, December 26, 2013, Business Insider, January 19, 2015, Brennan's relationship with Jobs deteriorated as his position with Apple grew, and she began to consider ending the relationship. In October 1977, Brennan was approached by Rod Holt, who asked her to take "a paid apprenticeship designing blueprints for the Apples".{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} Both Holt and Jobs believed that it would be a good position for her, given her artistic abilities. Holt was particularly eager that she take the position and puzzled by her ambivalence toward it. Brennan's decision, however, was overshadowed by the fact that she realized she was pregnant and that Jobs was the father. It took her a few days to tell Jobs, whose face, according to Brennan "turned ugly" at the news. At the same time, according to Brennan, at the beginning of her third trimester, Jobs said to her: "I never wanted to ask that you get an abortion. I just didn't want to do that."{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} He also refused to discuss the pregnancy with her.{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} Brennan turned down the internship and decided to leave Apple. She stated that Jobs told her "If you give up this baby for adoption, you will be sorry" and "I am never going to help you."{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} According to Brennan, Jobs "started to seed people with the notion that I slept around and he was infertile, which meant that this could not be his child." A few weeks before she was due to give birth, Brennan was invited to deliver her baby at the All One Farm. She accepted the offer.{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} When Jobs was 23 (the same age as his biological parents when they had him){{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} Brennan gave birth to her baby, Lisa Brennan, on May 17, 1978.{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}}WEB,weblink Steve Jobs' ex-girlfriend pens memoir on life with 'vicious' Apple founder, Metz, Rachel, October 15, 2013, The Guardian, January 17, 2015, Jobs went there for the birth after he was contacted by Robert Friedland, their mutual friend and the farm owner. While distant, Jobs worked with her on a name for the baby, which they discussed while sitting in the fields on a blanket. Brennan suggested the name "Lisa" which Jobs also liked and notes that Jobs was very attached to the name "Lisa" while he "was also publicly denying paternity." She would discover later that during this time, Jobs was preparing to unveil a new kind of computer that he wanted to give a female name (his first choice was "Claire" after St. Clare). She also stated that she never gave him permission to use the baby's name for a computer and he hid the plans from her. Jobs also worked with his team to come up with the phrase, "Local Integrated Software Architecture" as an alternative explanation for the Apple Lisa.WEB,weblink The Kids of Business Icons: Lisa Brennan-Jobs, Bullock, Diane, August 31, 2010, Minyanville, October 6, 2011, Decades later, however, Jobs admitted to his biographer Walter Isaacson that "obviously, it was named for my daughter".{{rp|93}}When Jobs denied paternity, a DNA test established him as Lisa's father. It{{clarify|date=August 2019}} required him to give Brennan $385 a month in addition to returning the welfare money she had received. Jobs gave her $500 a month at the time when Apple went public and Jobs became a millionaire. Later, Brennan agreed to give an interview with Michael Moritz for Time magazine for its Time Person of the Year special, released on January 3, 1983, in which she discussed her relationship with Jobs. Rather than name Jobs the Person of the Year, the magazine named the computer{{clarify|date=August 2019}} the "Machine of the Year"."Machine of the Year: The Computer Moves in". Time, January 3, 1983 In the issue, Jobs questioned the reliability of the paternity test (which stated that the "probability of paternity for Jobs, Steven... is 94.1%").Cocks Jay. Reported by Michael Moritz. "The Updated Book of Jobs" in Machine of the Year: The Computer Moves in. Time, January 3, 1983:27. Jobs responded by arguing that "28% of the male population of the United States could be the father".{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} Time also noted that "the baby girl and the machine on which Apple has placed so much hope for the future share the same name: Lisa".Jobs was worth over $1 million in 1978 when he was just 23 years old. His net worth grew to over $250 million by the time he was 25, according to estimates.NEWS,weblink Steve Jobs: Net Worth {{!, Investopedia |date=2015-10-14 |work=Investopedia |access-date=2018-07-30 |language=en-US}} He was also one of the youngest "people ever to make the Forbes list of the nation's richest people—and one of only a handful to have done it themselves, without inherited wealth".{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}}In 1978, Apple recruited Mike Scott from National Semiconductor to serve as CEO for what turned out to be several turbulent years. In 1983, Jobs lured John Sculley away from Pepsi-Cola to serve as Apple's CEO, asking, "Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water, or do you want a chance to change the world?"{{r|JobsBio1|pp=386–387|q=John Sculley quotes Jobs saying this to official biographer Walter Isaacson, on page 386–387 of Steve Jobs}}In 1982, Jobs bought an apartment in the two top floors of The San Remo, a Manhattan building with a politically progressive reputation. Although he never lived there,NEWS,weblink Photos: The Historic House Steve Jobs Demolished, February 17, 2011, Wired, he spent years renovating it with the help of I. M. Pei. In 2003, he sold it to U2 singer Bono.In 1984, Jobs bought the Jackling House and estate, and resided there for a decade. After that, he leased it out for several years until 2000 when he stopped maintaining the house, allowing exposure to the weather to degrade it. In 2004, Jobs received permission from the town of Woodside to demolish the house in order to build a smaller contemporary styled one. After a few years in court, the house was finally demolished in 2011, a few months before he died.NEWS,weblink Steve Jobs' historic Woodside mansion is torn down, Lee, Henry K., February 15, 2011, The San Francisco Chronicle, File:Early Macintosh Prototype Computer History Museum Mountain View California 2013-04-11 23-45.jpg|thumb|A prototype of the original Macintosh from 1981 (at the Computer History MuseumComputer History MuseumIn early 1984, Apple introduced the Macintosh, which was based on The Lisa (and Xerox PARC's mouse-driven graphical user interface) and conceived by early Apple employee Jef Raskin.NEWS,weblink Wired News: We're All Mac Users Now, Kahney, Leander, January 6, 2004, Wired News, September 20, 2006, dead,weblink" title="">weblink January 4, 2014, NEWS,weblink America's Most Admired Companies: Jobs' journey timeline, Fortune (magazine), Fortune, May 24, 2010, dead,weblink" title="">weblink April 10, 2014, mdy-all, Jobs and a team of engineers visit Xerox PARC, where they see a demo of mouse and graphical user interface The following year, Apple aired a Super Bowl television commercial titled "1984". At Apple's annual shareholders meeting on January 24, 1984, an emotional Jobs introduced the Macintosh to a wildly enthusiastic audience; Andy Hertzfeld described the scene as "pandemonium".WEB,weblink The Times They Are A-Changin', Hertzfeld, Andy, Andy Hertzfeld,, live,weblink February 4, 2012, Though marketed and received in fanfare, the expensive Macintosh was a hard sell.Swaine, Michael and Paul Frieberger. Fire in the Valley: The Birth and Death of the Personal Computer, 3rd Edition, Dallas: Pragmatic Bookshelf, 2014{{rp|308–309}} Shortly after its release in 1985, Bill Gates's then-developing company, Microsoft, threatened to stop developing Mac applications unless it was granted "a license for the Mac operating system software. Microsoft was developing its graphical user interface ... for DOS, which it was calling Windows and didn't want Apple to sue over the similarities between the Windows GUI and the Mac interface."{{rp|321}} Sculley granted Microsoft the license which later led to problems for Apple.{{rp|321}} In addition, cheap IBM PC clones that ran on Microsoft software and had a graphical user interface began to appear. Although the Macintosh preceded the clones, it was far more expensive, so "through the late 1980s, the Windows user interface was getting better and better and was thus taking increasingly more share from Apple".{{rp|322}} Windows-based IBM-PC clones also led to the development of additional GUIs such as IBM's TopView or Digital Research's GEM,{{rp|322}} and thus "the graphical user interface was beginning to be taken for granted, undermining the most apparent advantage of the seemed clear as the 1980s wound down that Apple couldn't go it alone indefinitely against the whole IBM-clone market."{{rp|322}}{{external media | width = 210px | float = right | headerimage= | video1 = Machine That Changed The World, The; Paperback Computer, The; Interview with Steve Jobs, 1990, 50:08, 05/14/1990, WGBH Media Library & ArchivesWEB,weblink Machine That Changed The World, The; Paperback Computer, The; Interview with Steve Jobs, 1990, May 14, 1990, Open Vault, WGBH Educational Foundation, WGBH Media Library & Archives, September 15, 2016, }}Sculley's and Jobs's respective visions for the company greatly differed. The former favored open architecture computers like the Apple II, sold to education, small business, and home markets less vulnerable to IBM. Jobs wanted the company to focus on the closed architecture Macintosh as a business alternative to the IBM PC. President and CEO Sculley had little control over chairman of the board Jobs's Macintosh division; it and the Apple II division operated like separate companies, duplicating services.NEWS,weblink Whither Apple?, Robbeloth, DeWitt, Oct–Nov 1985, II Computing, January 28, 2015, 8, Although its products provided 85 percent of Apple's sales in early 1985, the company's January 1985 annual meeting did not mention the Apple II division or employees. Many left including Wozniak, who stated that the company had "been going in the wrong direction for the last five years" and sold most of his stock.NEWS,weblink Unrecognized Apple II Employees Exit, Rice, Valerie, April 15, 1985, InfoWorld, February 4, 2015, 35, The Macintosh's failure to defeat the PC strengthened Sculley's position in the company.In May 1985, Sculley—encouraged by Arthur Rock—decided to reorganize Apple, and proposed a plan to the board that would remove Jobs from the Macintosh group and put him in charge of "New Product Development". This move would effectively render Jobs powerless within Apple.{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} In response, Jobs then developed a plan to get rid of Sculley and take over Apple. However, Jobs was confronted after the plan was leaked, and he said that he would leave Apple. The Board declined his resignation and asked him to reconsider. Sculley also told Jobs that he had all of the votes needed to go ahead with the reorganization. A few months later, on September 17, 1985, Jobs submitted a letter of resignation to the Apple Board. Five additional senior Apple employees also resigned and joined Jobs in his new venture, NeXT.BOOK, Steve Jobs: The Journey Is the Reward, Young, Jeffrey S., 1987, Amazon Digital Services, 2011 ebook edition (originally Scott Foresman), {{Pages needed|date=April 2017}}{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}}


NeXT computer

{{See also|NeXT}}Following his resignation from Apple in 1985, Jobs founded NeXT Inc.NEWS, Apple's Jobs Starts New Firm, Targets Education Market, Spector, G, September 24, 1985, PC Week, 109, with $7 million. A year later he was running out of money, and he sought venture capital with no product on the horizon. Eventually, Jobs attracted the attention of billionaire Ross Perot, who invested heavily in the company. The NeXT computer was shown to the world in what was considered Jobs's comeback event,NEWS,weblink Steve Jobs Comes Back, Schwartz, John, October 24, 1988, Newsweek, October 20, 2014, Palo Alto, California, Business, a lavish invitation only gala launch eventWEB,weblink NeXT Timeline, January 21, 2015, that was described as a multimedia extravaganza.NEWS,weblink Next Project: Apple Era Behind Him, Steve Jobs Tries Again, Using a New System, Schlender, Brenton R., October 13, 1988, The Wall Street Journal, October 20, 2014, Dow Jones & Company, Dow Jones & Company Inc, Palo Alto, California, Western, Front Page Leader, The celebration was held at the Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, California on Wednesday October 12, 1988. Steve Wozniak said in a 2013 interview that while Jobs was at NeXT he was "really getting his head together".NeXT workstations were first released in 1990 and priced at {{USD|9,999}}. Like the Apple Lisa, the NeXT workstation was technologically advanced and designed for the education sector, but was largely dismissed as cost-prohibitive for educational institutions.Rose, F. (April 23, 2009). NEWS,weblink The End of Innocence at Apple: What Happened After Steve Jobs was Fired, Rose, Frank, August 24, 2011, Wired, live,weblink October 7, 2011, mdy, . Wired. The NeXT workstation was known for its technical strengths, chief among them its object-oriented software development system. Jobs marketed NeXT products to the financial, scientific, and academic community, highlighting its innovative, experimental new technologies, such as the Mach kernel, the digital signal processor chip, and the built-in Ethernet port. Making use of a NeXT computer, English computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1990 at CERN in Switzerland.WEB,weblink Welcome to The website of the world's first-ever web server, 2008, CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research), live,weblink January 18, 2010, November 1, 2011, mdy, The revised, second generation NeXTcube was released in 1990. Jobs touted it as the first "interpersonal" computer that would replace the personal computer. With its innovative NeXTMail multimedia email system, NeXTcube could share voice, image, graphics, and video in email for the first time. "Interpersonal computing is going to revolutionize human communications and groupwork", Jobs told reporters.Computimes. (May 31, 1990). Interpersonal computing{{spaced ndash}} the third revolution?. New Straits Times. (230), 20; Schlender, B. R., Alpert, M. (February 12, 1990). NEWS,weblink Who's ahead in the computer wars, Schlender, Brenton R., February 12, 1990, CNN, . Fortune. Jobs ran NeXT with an obsession for aesthetic perfection, as evidenced by the development of and attention to NeXTcube's magnesium case.Stross, R. E. (1993). Steve Jobs and the NeXT Big Thing. Atheneum. {{ISBN|978-0-689-12135-7}}. pp. 117, 120, 246. This put considerable strain on NeXT's hardware division, and in 1993, after having sold only 50,000 machines, NeXT transitioned fully to software development with the release of NeXTSTEP/Intel.O'Grady, J. (2008). Apple Inc. Greenwood Press. {{ISBN|978-0-313-36244-6}}.{{Pages needed|date=April 2017}} The company reported its first profit of $1.03 million in 1994. In 1996, NeXT Software, Inc. released WebObjects, a framework for Web application development. After NeXT was acquired by Apple Inc. in 1997, WebObjects was used to build and run the Apple Store, MobileMe services, and the iTunes Store.

Pixar and Disney

In 1986, Jobs funded the spinout of The Graphics Group (later renamed Pixar) from Lucasfilm's computer graphics division for the price of $10 million, $5 million of which was given to the company as capital and $5 million of which was paid to Lucasfilm for technology rights.WEB,weblink Pixar Founding Documents, Smith, Alvy Ray, Alvy Ray Smith, Alvy Ray Smith Homepage, dead,weblink" title="">weblink April 27, 2005, January 11, 2011, mdy, The first film produced by Pixar with its Disney partnership, Toy Story (1995), with Jobs credited as executive producer,WEB,weblink "Toy Story" Credits, IMDB, live,weblink June 24, 2012, mdy, brought fame and critical acclaim to the studio when it was released. Over the next 15 years, under Pixar's creative chief John Lasseter, the company produced box-office hits 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). Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Ratatouille, WALL-E, Up and Toy Story 3 each received the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, an award introduced in 2001.WEB,weblink Steve Jobs bio reveals how Michael Eisner actively tried to derail Disney's 2006 acquisition of Pixar, Hill, Jim, February 5, 2012, Jim Hill Media, live,weblink June 24, 2012, February 10, 2012, mdy, In 2003 and 2004, as Pixar's contract with Disney was running out, Jobs and Disney chief executive Michael Eisner tried but failed to negotiate a new partnership,Wolff, Michael, WEB,weblink iPod, Therefore I am, live,weblink" title="">weblink March 28, 2014, , Vanity Fair, April 2006. Retrieved September 3, 2010. and in January 2004, Jobs announced that he would never deal with Disney again.{{r|iger20190918}} Pixar would seek a new partner to distribute its films after its contract expired.In October 2005, Bob Iger replaced Eisner at Disney, and Iger quickly worked to mend relations with Jobs and Pixar. On January 24, 2006, Jobs and Iger announced that Disney had agreed to purchase Pixar in an all-stock transaction worth $7.4 billion. When the deal closed, Jobs became The Walt Disney Company's largest single shareholder with approximately seven percent of the company's stock.January 25, 2006 WEB,weblink Disney buys Pixar for $7.4 bn, live,weblink" title="">weblink November 9, 2013, , Jobs's holdings in Disney far exceeded those of Eisner, who holds 1.7%, and of Disney family member Roy E. Disney, who until his 2009 death held about 1% of the company's stock and whose criticisms of Eisner—especially that he soured Disney's relationship with Pixar—accelerated Eisner's ousting. Upon completion of the merger, Jobs received 7% of Disney shares, and joined the board of directors as the largest individual shareholder.WEB,weblink The Walt Disney Company – Steve Jobs Biography, NEWS, January 17, 2010,weblink Disney Agrees to Acquire Pixar in a $7.4 Billion Deal, The New York Times, Laura M., Holson, January 25, 2006, NEWS, January 17, 2010,weblink Pixar Becomes Unit of Disney, The New York Times, Associated Press, May 6, 2006, WEB,weblink Steve Jobs, 1955–2011, October 6, 2011, Splashnogly, dead,weblink April 7, 2012, January 15, 2012, mdy, Upon Jobs's death his shares in Disney were transferred to the Steven P. Jobs Trust led by Laurene Jobs.NEWS,weblink Jobs's 7.7% Disney Stake Transfers to Trust Led by Widow Laurene, Bloomberg, dead,weblink" title="">weblink April 10, 2014, mdy-all, After Jobs's death Iger recalled in 2019 that many warned him about Jobs, "that he would bully me and everyone else". Iger wrote, "Who wouldn't want Steve Jobs to have influence over how a company is run?", and that as an active Disney board member "he rarely created trouble for me. Not never but rarely". He speculated that they would have seriously considered merging Disney and Apple had Jobs lived.{{r|iger20190918}} Floyd Norman, of Pixar, described Jobs as a "mature, mellow individual" who never interfered with the creative process of the filmmakers.NEWS,weblink Steve Jobs: A Tough Act to Follow, Norman, Floyd, January 19, 2009, January 19, 2009, live,weblink" title="">weblink May 8, 2010, Jim Hill Media, Floyd Norman, In early June 2014, Pixar cofounder and Walt Disney Animation Studios President Ed Catmull revealed that Jobs once advised him to "just explain it to them until they understand" in disagreements. Catmull released the book Creativity, Inc. in 2014, in which he recounts numerous experiences of working with Jobs. Regarding his own manner of dealing with Jobs, Catmull writes:BOOK, Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration, Creativity, Inc., Catmull, Edwin, Wallace, Amy, {{date, 2014, 04, 08, |publisher=Transworld Publishers Limited |isbn=978-0552167260 |language=English |author-link=Edwin Catmull}}{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}}}}


File:Steve Jobss House in Palo Alto (9599548015).jpg|thumb|Jobs's house in Palo AltoPalo Alto(File:SteveJobs house in PaloAlto with fruit trees.jpg|thumb|Jobs's house, as viewed from an adjacent sidewalk. Abundant fruit trees are visible next to the house)Chrisann Brennan notes that after Jobs was forced out of Apple, "he apologized many times over for his behavior" towards her and Lisa. She also states that Jobs "said that he never took responsibility when he should have, and that he was sorry".BOOK, The Bite in the Apple: A Memoir of My Life with Steve Jobs, The Bite in the Apple, Brennan, Chrisann, St. Martin's Griffin, Chrisann Brennan, 220, By this time, Jobs had developed a strong relationship with Lisa and when she was nine, Jobs had her name on her birth certificate changed from "Lisa Brennan" to "Lisa Brennan-Jobs".{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} In addition, Jobs and Brennan developed a working relationship to co-parent Lisa, a change Brennan credits to the influence of his newly found biological sister, Mona Simpson (who worked to repair the relationship between Lisa and Jobs).{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} Jobs found Mona after first finding his birth mother, Joanne Schieble Simpson, shortly after he left Apple.{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}}Jobs did not contact his birth family during his adoptive mother Clara's lifetime, however. He would later tell his official biographer Walter Isaacson: "I never wanted [Paul and Clara] to feel like I didn't consider them my parents, because they were totally my parents [...] I loved them so much that I never wanted them to know of my search, and I even had reporters keep it quiet when any of them found out."{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} However, in 1986 when he was 31, Clara was diagnosed with lung cancer. He began to spend a great deal of time with her and learned more details about her background and his adoption, information that motivated him to find his biological mother. Jobs found on his birth certificate the name of the San Francisco doctor to whom Schieble had turned when she was pregnant. Although the doctor did not help Jobs while he was alive, he left a letter for Jobs to be opened upon his death. As he died soon afterwards, Jobs was given the letter which stated that "his mother had been an unmarried graduate student from Wisconsin named Joanne Schieble".{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}}Jobs only contacted Schieble after Clara died and after he received permission from his father, Paul. In addition, out of respect for Paul, he asked the media not to report on his search.{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} Jobs stated that he was motivated to find his birth mother out of both curiosity and a need "to see if she was okay and to thank her, because I'm glad I didn't end up as an abortion. She was twenty-three and she went through a lot to have me."{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} Schieble was emotional during their first meeting (though she wasn't familiar with the history of Apple or Jobs's role in it) and told him that she had been pressured into signing the adoption papers. She said that she regretted giving him up and repeatedly apologized to him for it. Jobs and Schieble would develop a friendly relationship throughout the rest of his life and would spend Christmas together.{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}}During this first visit, Schieble told Jobs that he had a sister, Mona, who was not aware that she had a brother.{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} Schieble then arranged for them to meet in New York where Mona worked. Her first impression of Jobs was that "he was totally straightforward and lovely, just a normal and sweet guy."{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} Simpson and Jobs then went for a long walk to get to know each other.{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} Jobs later told his biographer that "Mona was not completely thrilled at first to have me in her life and have her mother so emotionally affectionate toward me . . . . As we got to know each other, we became really good friends, and she is my family. I don't know what I'd do without her. I can't imagine a better sister. My adopted sister, Patty, and I were never close."{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}}Jobs then learned his family history. Six months after he was given up for adoption, Schieble's father died, she wed Jandali, and they had a daughter, Mona.NEWS,weblink The 'father of invention', January 18, 2011, Saudi Gazette, June 27, 2015,weblink" title="">weblink July 1, 2015, {{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} Jandali states that after finishing his PhD he returned to Syria to work and that it was during this period that Schieble left him (they divorced in 1962).{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} He also states that after the divorce he lost contact with Mona for a period of time: I also bear the responsibility for being away from my daughter when she was four years old, as her mother divorced me when I went to Syria, but we got back in touch after 10 years. We lost touch again when her mother moved and I didn't know where she was, but since 10 years ago we've been in constant contact, and I see her three times a year. I organized a trip for her last year to visit Syria and Lebanon and she went with a relative from Florida. A few years later, Schieble married an ice skating teacher, George Simpson. Mona Jandali took her stepfather's last name and thus became Mona Simpson. In 1970, after they divorced, Schieble took Mona to Los Angeles and raised her on her own.{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}}Jobs told his official biographer that after meeting Simpson, he wanted to become involved in her ongoing search for their father. When he was found working in Sacramento, they decided that only Simpson would meet him. Jandali and Simpson spoke for several hours at which point he told her that he had left teaching for the restaurant business. He also said that he and Schieble had given another child away for adoption but that "we'll never see that baby again. That baby's gone." Simpson did not mention that she had met Jobs.{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} Jandali further told Simpson that he once managed a Mediterranean restaurant near San Jose and that "all of the successful technology people used to come there. Even Steve Jobs ... oh yeah, he used to come in, and he was a sweet guy and a big tipper."{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} After hearing about the visit, Jobs recalled that "it was amazing .... I had been to that restaurant a few times, and I remember meeting the owner. He was Syrian. Balding. We shook hands."{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} However, Jobs did not want to meet Jandali because "I was a wealthy man by then, and I didn't trust him not to try to blackmail me or go to the press about it ... I asked Mona not to tell him about me."{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} Jandali later discovered his relationship to Jobs through an online blog. He then contacted Simpson and asked "what is this thing about Steve Jobs?" Simpson told him that it was true and later commented, "My father is thoughtful and a beautiful storyteller, but he is very, very passive ... He never contacted Steve."{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} Because Simpson, herself, researched her Syrian roots and began to meet members of the family, she assumed that Jobs would eventually want to meet their father, but he never did.{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} Jobs also never showed an interest in his Syrian heritage or the Middle East.{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} Simpson fictionalized the search for their father in the 1992 novel, The Lost Father.{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} Malek Jandali is their cousin.Conversations: Malek Jandali, Mona Simpson, & James Gelvin (UCLA Hammer Museum event). Retrieved October 2, 2018.In 1989, Jobs first met his future wife, Laurene Powell, when he gave a lecture at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she was a student. Soon after the event, he stated that Laurene "was right there in the front row in the lecture hall, and I couldn't take my eyes off of her ... kept losing my train of thought, and started feeling a little giddy."{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} After the lecture, Jobs met up with her in the parking lot and invited her out to dinner. From that point forward, they were together, with a few minor exceptions, for the rest of his life.{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} Powell's father died when she was very young, and her mother raised her in a middle class New Jersey home similar to the one Jobs grew up in. After she received her BA from the University of Pennsylvania, she spent a short period in high finance but found it didn't interest her, so she decided to pursue her MBA at Stanford instead. In addition, unlike Jobs, she was athletic and followed professional sports. She also brought as much self-sufficiency to the relationship as he did and was more of a private than public person.{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} Jobs proposed on New Year's Day 1990 with "a fistful of freshly picked wildflowers".{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} They married on March 18, 1991, in a Buddhist ceremony at the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park.{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} Fifty people, including his father, Paul, and his sister, Mona, attended. The ceremony was conducted by Jobs's guru, Kobun Chino Otogawa. The vegan wedding cake was in the shape of Yosemite's Half Dome, and the wedding ended with a hike (during which Laurene's brothers had a snowball fight). Jobs is reported to have said to Mona: "You see, Mona [...], Laurene is descended from Joe Namath, and we're descended from John Muir."{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}}Jobs's and Powell's first child, Reed, was born September 1991.BOOK,weblink Apple Confidential 2.0: The Definitive History of the World's Most Colorful Company, Linzmayer, Owen W., No Starch Press, 2004, 978-1-59327-010-0, April 15, 2014, {{Pages needed|date=April 2017}} Jobs's father, Paul, died a year and a half later, on March 5, 1993. Jobs and Powell had two more children, Erin, born in August 1995, and Eve, born in 1998. The family lived in Palo Alto, California.WEB,weblink Laurene Powell Jobs â€“ PARSA, 2006, PARSA Community Foundation,weblink" title="">weblink September 14, 2010, July 8, 2008, A journalist who grew up locally remembered him as owning the house with "the scariest [Halloween] decorations in Palo Alto...I don't remember seeing him. I was busy being terrified."WEB,weblink Halloween at Steve Jobs' house, Kadifa, Margaret, Houston Chronicle, December 2, 2015,


Return to Apple

{{See also|Apple Inc.#1997–2007: Return to profitability}}File:Stevejobs Macworld2005.jpg|upright|thumb|Jobs on stage at alt=Full-length portrait of man about 50 years old wearing jeans and a black turtleneck shirt, standing in front of a dark curtain with a white Apple logoIn 1996, Apple announced that it would buy NeXT for $427 million. The deal was finalized in February 1997,{{webarchive |url=*/ |date=* |title=Apple Computer, Inc. Finalizes Acquisition of NeXT Software Inc. }}, Apple Inc., February 7, 1997. Retrieved June 25, 2006. bringing Jobs back to the company he had cofounded. Jobs became de facto chief after then-CEO Gil Amelio was ousted in July 1997. He was formally named interim chief executive in September.NEWS,weblink Apple Formally Names Jobs as Interim Chief, September 17, 1997, The New York Times, June 27, 2011, In March 1998, to concentrate Apple's efforts on returning to profitability, Jobs terminated a number of projects, such as Newton, Cyberdog, and OpenDoc. In the coming months, many employees developed a fear of encountering Jobs while riding in the elevator, "afraid that they might not have a job when the doors opened. The reality was that Jobs's summary executions were rare, but a handful of victims was enough to terrorize a whole company."NEWS,weblink The once and future Steve Jobs, October 11, 2000,, dead,weblink" title="">weblink April 16, 2009, mdy-all, Jobs changed the licensing program for Macintosh clones, making it too costly for the manufacturers to continue making machines.With the purchase of NeXT, much of the company's technology found its way into Apple products, most notably NeXTSTEP, which evolved into Mac OS X. Under Jobs's guidance, the company increased sales significantly with the introduction of the iMac and other new products; since then, appealing designs and powerful branding have worked well for Apple. At the 2000 Macworld Expo, Jobs officially dropped the "interim" modifier from his title at Apple and became permanent CEO.NEWS,weblink MacWorld Expo/Permanent Jobs/Apple CEO finally drops 'interim' from title, Norr, Henry, January 6, 2000, San Francisco Chronicle, June 27, 2011, live,weblink" title="">weblink November 2, 2011, Jobs quipped at the time that he would be using the title "iCEO".NEWS,weblink Jobs announces new MacOS, becomes 'iCEO', January 5, 2000, dead,weblink" title="">weblink August 20, 2013, CNN, mdy-all, The company subsequently branched out, introducing and improving upon other digital appliances. With the introduction of the iPod portable music player, iTunes digital music software, and the iTunes Store, the company made forays into consumer electronics and music distribution. On June 29, 2007, Apple entered the cellular phone business with the introduction of the iPhone, a multi-touch display cell phone, which also included the features of an iPod and, with its own mobile browser, revolutionized the mobile browsing scene. While nurturing open-ended innovation, Jobs also reminded his employees that "real artists ship".BOOK,weblink Insanely Great: The Life and Times of Macintosh, the Computer That Changed Everything, Levy, Steven, Penguin Books, 1995, 978-0-14-023237-0, 312, Steven Levy, Jobs had a public war of words with Dell Computer CEO Michael Dell, starting in 1987, when Jobs first criticized Dell for making "un-innovative beige boxes".WEB,weblink If Apple can go home again, why not Dell?, live,weblink October 10, 2011, mdy, CNET News. May 19, 2008. On October 6, 1997, at a Gartner Symposium, when Dell was asked what he would do if he ran the then-troubled Apple Computer company, he said: "I'd shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders."WEB,weblink Dell: Apple should close shop, CNET, live,weblink" title="">weblink May 17, 2008, Then, in 2006, Jobs sent an email to all employees when Apple's market capitalization rose above Dell's:}}Jobs was both admired and criticized for his consummate skill at persuasion and salesmanship, which has been dubbed the "reality distortion field" and was particularly evident during his keynote speeches (colloquially known as "Stevenotes") at Macworld Expos and at Apple Worldwide Developers Conferences.MAGAZINE, May 28, 2014, 11 Presentation Lessons You Can Still Learn From Steve Jobs,weblink Forbes, June 16, 2014, Jobs was a board member at Gap Inc. from 1999 to 2002.NEWS,weblink Steve Jobs resigns from Gap's board, Liedtke, Michael, October 5, 2002, The Berkeley Daily Planet, December 23, 2011, live,weblink April 19, 2012, mdy, File:Steve Jobs and Bill Gates (522695099).jpg|thumb|right|Steve Jobs and (Bill Gates]] at the fifth {{nowrap|D: All Things Digital}} conference (D5) in May 2007|alt=Two men in their fifties shown full length sitting in red leather chairs smiling at each other)In 2001, Jobs was granted stock options in the amount of 7.5 million shares of Apple with an exercise price of $18.30. It was alleged that the options had been backdated, and that the exercise price should have been $21.10. It was further alleged that Jobs had thereby incurred taxable income of $20,000,000 that he did not report, and that Apple overstated its earnings by that same amount. As a result, Jobs potentially faced a number of criminal charges and civil penalties. The case was the subject of active criminal and civil government investigations,NEWS,weblink New questions raised about Steve Jobs's role in Apple stock options scandal, December 28, 2006,weblink" title="">weblink May 9, 2007, though an independent internal Apple investigation completed on December 29, 2006 found that Jobs was unaware of these issues and that the options granted to him were returned without being exercised in 2003.NEWS,weblink Apple restates, acknowledges faked documents, December 29, 2006, EE Times, January 1, 2007, live,weblink" title="">weblink May 21, 2013, In 2005, Jobs responded to criticism of Apple's poor recycling programs for e-waste in the US by lashing out at environmental and other advocates at Apple's annual meeting in Cupertino in April. A few weeks later, Apple announced it would take back iPods for free at its retail stores. The Computer TakeBack Campaign responded by flying a banner from a plane over the Stanford University graduation at which Jobs was the commencement speaker. The banner read "Steve, don't be a mini-player—recycle all e-waste."In 2006, he further expanded Apple's recycling programs to any US customer who buys a new Mac. This program includes shipping and "environmentally friendly disposal" of their old systems.NEWS,weblink Apple Improves Recycling Plan, April 21, 2006, PC Magazine, live,weblink" title="">weblink October 20, 2008, The success of Apple's unique products and services provided several years of stable financial returns, propelling Apple to become the world's most valuable publicly traded company in 2011.Nick Bilton, NEWS,weblink Apple Is the Most Valuable Company, Bilton, Nick, August 9, 2011, The New York Times, , New York Times, August 9, 2011Jobs was perceived as a demanding perfectionistWEB,weblink 7.30,, live,weblink October 9, 2011, November 12, 2011, mdy, WEB,weblink Lateline: "Visionary Steve Jobs succumbs to cancer", October 6, 2011,, live,weblink October 9, 2011, November 12, 2011, mdy, who always aspired to position his businesses and their products at the forefront of the information technology industry by foreseeing and setting innovation and style trends. He summed up this self-concept at the end of his keynote speech at the Macworld Conference and Expo in January 2007, by quoting ice hockey player Wayne Gretzky:}}File:Medvedev and Steve Jobs.jpg|thumb|Jobs demonstrating the iPhone 4 to Russian President Dmitry MedvedevDmitry MedvedevOn July 1, 2008, a {{USD|7}} billion class action suit was filed against several members of the Apple board of directors for revenue lost because of alleged securities fraud.WEB,weblink Group Wants $7B USD From Apple, Steve Jobs, Executives Over Securities Fraud, dead,weblink February 4, 2012, mdy, WEB,weblink Apple, Steve Jobs, Executives, Board, Sued For Securities Fraud, live,weblink" title="">weblink May 19, 2009, mdy, In a 2011 interview with biographer Walter Isaacson, Jobs revealed that he had met with US President Barack Obama, complained about the nation's shortage of software engineers, and told Obama that he was "headed for a one-term presidency". Jobs proposed that any foreign student who got an engineering degree at a US university should automatically be offered a green card. After the meeting, Jobs commented, "The president is very smart, but he kept explaining to us reasons why things can't get done . . . . It infuriates me."NEWS,weblink Steve Jobs bio sheds light on Obama relationship, Andrew S. Ross, November 1, 2011, San Francisco Chronicle, November 12, 2011, live,weblink" title="">weblink November 4, 2011, mdy,

Health issues

In October 2003, Jobs was diagnosed with cancer. In mid-2004, he announced to his employees that he had a cancerous tumor in his pancreas. The prognosis for pancreatic cancer is usually very poor;WEB,weblink Steve Jobs and the Celebrity Diagnosis Complete Guide to Tumors of the Pancreas, Celebrity Diagnosis, live,weblink June 24, 2012, November 12, 2011, mdy, Jobs stated that he had a rare, much less aggressive type, known as islet cell neuroendocrine tumor.NEWS,weblink Apple's Jobs has cancerous tumor removed, Evangelista, Benny, August 2, 2004, San Francisco Chronicle, August 9, 2006, live,weblink" title="">weblink August 18, 2006, A1, mdy, Despite his diagnosis, Jobs resisted his doctors' recommendations for medical intervention for nine months,NEWS,weblink The trouble with Steve Jobs, Elkind, Peter, March 5, 2008, Fortune (magazine), Fortune, March 5, 2008, live,weblink May 18, 2010, mdy, instead relying on alternative medicine to thwart the disease. According to Harvard researcher Ramzi Amri, his choice of alternative treatment "led to an unnecessarily early death". Other doctors agree that Jobs's diet was insufficient to address his disease. However, cancer researcher and alternative medicine critic David Gorski wrote that "it's impossible to know whether and by how much he might have decreased his chances of surviving his cancer through his flirtation with woo. My best guess was that Jobs probably only modestly decreased his chances of survival, if that."NEWS,weblink Jobs Leaves Lessons for Cancer Care, Fiore, Kristina, December 28, 2012, MedPage Today, July 14, 2013, live,weblink" title="">weblink April 10, 2014, Barrie R. Cassileth, the chief of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center's integrative medicine department,Physician Biography for Barrie R. Cassileth. {{webarchive |url= |date=November 13, 2011 }} said, "Jobs's faith in alternative medicine likely cost him his life.... He had the only kind of pancreatic cancer that is treatable and curable.... He essentially committed suicide."NEWS,weblink Book raises alarms about alternative medicine, Liz Szabo, June 18, 2013, USA Today, June 19, 2013, According to Jobs's biographer, Walter Isaacson, "for nine months he refused to undergo surgery for his pancreatic cancer – a decision he later regretted as his health declined".Ned Potter. WEB,weblink Steve Jobs Regretted Delaying Cancer Surgery 9 Months, Biographer Says, live,weblink" title="">weblink April 10, 2014, ABC News October 20, 2011 "Instead, he tried a vegan diet, acupuncture, herbal remedies, and other treatments he found online, and even consulted a psychic. He was also influenced by a doctor who ran a clinic that advised juice fasts, bowel cleansings and other unproven approaches, before finally having surgery in July 2004."NEWS,weblink Bio Sheds Light on Steve Jobs' Decision to Delay Cancer Surgery, Pursue Herbal Remedies, October 20, 2011, Fox News, live,weblink" title="">weblink June 26, 2012, Associated Press October 20, 2011 He eventually underwent a pancreaticoduodenectomy (or "Whipple procedure") in July 2004, that appeared to remove the tumor successfully.WEB,weblink Pancreatic Cancer Treatment, Mayo Clinic, dead,weblink February 4, 2012, April 19, 2010, mdy, NEWS,weblink Talk of Chief's Health Weighs on Apple's Share Price, Markoff, John, July 23, 2008, The New York Times, John Markoff, Jobs did not receive chemotherapy or radiation therapy.WEB,weblink Steve Jobs and Whipple, Elmer, Philip, June 13, 2008, Fortune (magazine), Fortune, dead,weblink June 24, 2012, April 19, 2010, mdy, During Jobs's absence, Tim Cook, head of worldwide sales and operations at Apple, ran the company.{{asof|2006|01}} only Jobs's wife, doctors, and Iger and his wife knew of the cancer. He hoped to live to see his son Reed's high school graduation in 2010.MAGAZINE, Iger, Robert, 2019-09-18, 'We Could Say Anything to Each Other': Bob Iger Remembers Steve Jobs,weblink Vanity Fair, en, In early August 2006, Jobs delivered the keynote for Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference. His "thin, almost gaunt" appearance and unusually "listless" delivery,NEWS,weblink Has Steve Jobs Lost His Magic?, Kahney, Leander, August 8, 2006, Cult of Mac, August 8, 2006, dead,weblink February 4, 2012, Wired News, Looking very thin, almost gaunt, Jobs used the 90-minute presentation to introduce a new desktop Mac and preview the next version of Apple's operating system, code-named Leopard., mdy, NEWS,weblink Jobs speech wasn't very Jobs-like, Meyers, Michelle, BLOGMA, August 8, 2006, live,weblink" title="">weblink December 25, 2007, CNET, CNET, [The audience was] uninspired (and concerned) by Jobs's relatively listless delivery, together with his choice to delegate significant portions of his keynote to other presenters, inspired a flurry of media and Internet speculation about the state of his health.NEWS,weblink Where's Jobs' Mojo?, Saracevic, Al, August 9, 2006, San Francisco Chronicle, August 9, 2006, live,weblink" title="">weblink January 28, 2012, C1, In contrast, according to an Ars Technica journal report, Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) attendees who saw Jobs in person said he "looked fine".WEB,weblink What happened to The Steve we know and love?, Cheng, Jacqui, Ars Technica, live,weblink February 4, 2012, August 8, 2006, mdy, Following the keynote, an Apple spokesperson said that "Steve's health is robust."NEWS,weblink Steve Jobs Lives!, Claburn, Thomas, August 11, 2006, InformationWeek, October 9, 2007, dead,weblink February 4, 2012, mdy, Two years later, similar concerns followed Jobs's 2008 WWDC keynote address.NEWS,weblink Business Technology: Steve Jobs's Appearance Grabs Notice, Not Just the IPhone, The Wall Street Journal, April 19, 2010, live,weblink April 26, 2009, Apple officials stated that Jobs was victim to a "common bug" and was taking antibiotics,WEB,weblink Apple says Steve Jobs feeling a little under the weather, live,weblink" title="">weblink April 10, 2014, in AppleInsider. while others surmised his cachectic appearance was due to the Whipple procedure. During a July conference call discussing Apple earnings, participants responded to repeated questions about Jobs's health by insisting that it was a "private matter". Others said that shareholders had a right to know more, given Jobs's hands-on approach to running his company.WEB,weblink Steve Jobs and Apple, dead,weblink" title="">weblink April 10, 2014, mdy-all, Marketing Doctor Blog. July 24, 2008.WEB,weblink Steve Jobs Did Not Have 'Pancreatic Cancer',, live,weblink June 24, 2012, November 12, 2011, mdy, Based on an off-the-record phone conversation with Jobs, The New York Times reported, "While his health problems amounted to a good deal more than 'a common bug', they weren't life-threatening and he doesn't have a recurrence of cancer."NEWS,weblink Apple's Culture of Secrecy, Joe Nocera, July 26, 2008, The New York Times, While his health problems amounted to a good deal more than 'a common bug,' they weren't life-threatening and he doesn't have a recurrence of cancer., On August 28, 2008, Bloomberg mistakenly published a 2500-word obituary of Jobs in its corporate news service, containing blank spaces for his age and cause of death. News carriers customarily stockpile up-to-date obituaries to facilitate news delivery in the event of a well-known figure's death. Although the error was promptly rectified, many news carriers and blogs reported on it,WEB,weblink Steve Jobs's Obituary, As Run By Bloomberg, August 27, 2008, Gawker Media, dead,weblink February 4, 2012, August 28, 2008, mdy, intensifying rumors concerning Jobs's health.WEB,weblink Bloomberg publishes Jobs obit but why?, August 28, 2008, Zdnet Blogs, ZDnet, live,weblink" title="">weblink August 31, 2008, August 29, 2008, mdy, Jobs responded at Apple's September 2008 Let's Rock keynote by paraphrasing Mark Twain: "Reports of my death are greatly exaggerated."WEB,weblink And Never The Twain Shall Tweet, Mikkelson, Barbara, September 26, 2007,, live,weblink August 22, 2011, November 2, 2012, mdy, WEB,weblink Apple posts 'Lets Rock' event video, September 10, 2008, Macworld, live,weblink February 4, 2012, September 11, 2008, mdy, At a subsequent media event, Jobs concluded his presentation with a slide reading "110/70", referring to his blood pressure, stating he would not address further questions about his health.WEB,weblink Live from Apple's "spotlight turns to notebooks" event, October 14, 2008, Engadget, live,weblink June 24, 2012, October 14, 2008, mdy, On December 16, 2008, Apple announced that marketing vice-president Phil Schiller would deliver the company's final keynote address at the Macworld Conference and Expo 2009, again reviving questions about Jobs's health.NEWS,weblink Apple's Chief to Skip Macworld, Fueling Speculation, Stone, Brad, December 17, 2008, The New York Times, May 24, 2010, WEB,weblink Steve Jobs' Health Declining Rapidly, Reason for Macworld Cancellation, December 30, 2008, Gizmodo, live,weblink June 24, 2012, April 19, 2010, mdy, In a statement given on January 5, 2009, on, Jobs said that he had been suffering from a "hormone imbalance" for several months.NEWS,weblink Apple's Jobs admits poor health, January 5, 2009, BBC News, January 5, 2009, live,weblink" title="">weblink August 25, 2011, PRESS RELEASE, Letter from Apple CEO Steve Jobs, January 5, 2009, Apple Inc.,weblink Jobs, Steve, January 20, 2009,weblink February 4, 2012, dead, mdy, On January 14, 2009, Jobs wrote in an internal Apple memo that in the previous week he had "learned that my health-related issues are more complex than I originally thought".PRESS RELEASE, Apple Media Advisory, January 14, 2009, Apple Inc.,weblink January 14, 2009,weblink February 4, 2012, dead, mdy, He announced a six-month leave of absence until the end of June 2009, to allow him to better focus on his health. Tim Cook, who previously acted as CEO in Jobs's 2004 absence, became acting CEO of Apple, with Jobs still involved with "major strategic decisions".In 2009, Tim Cook offered a portion of his liver to Jobs, since both share a rare blood type and the donor liver can regenerate tissue after such an operation. Jobs yelled, "I'll never let you do that. I'll never do that."WEB,weblink I BEG YOU, mighty Jobs, TAKE MY LIVER, Cook told Apple's dying co-founder, March 13, 2015, The Register, In April 2009, Jobs underwent a liver transplant at Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute in Memphis, Tennessee.WEB,weblink Liver Transplant in Memphis: Jobs' was Sickest Patient on Waiting List, June 24, 2009, Celebrity Diagnosis, live,weblink June 24, 2012, mdy, NEWS,weblink A Transplant That Is Raising Many Questions, Grady, Denise, June 22, 2009, New York Times, Meier, Barry, Jobs's prognosis was described as "excellent".NEWS,weblink Steve Jobs recovering after liver transplant, June 23, 2009, April 19, 2010, live,weblink" title="">weblink March 31, 2014, CNN,


On January 17, 2011, a year and a half after Jobs returned to work following the liver transplant, Apple announced that he had been granted a medical leave of absence. Jobs announced his leave in a letter to employees, stating his decision was made "so he could focus on his health". As it did at the time of his 2009 medical leave, Apple announced that Tim Cook would run day-to-day operations and that Jobs would continue to be involved in major strategic decisions at the company.NEWS,weblink Apple Says Steve Jobs Will Take a New Medical Leave, Helft, Miguel, January 17, 2010, The New York Times, January 17, 2010, WEB,weblink Steve Jobs to take medical leave of absence but remain Apple CEO, live,weblink February 4, 2012, mdy, While on leave, Jobs appeared at the iPad 2 launch event on March 2, the WWDC keynote introducing iCloud on June 6, and before the Cupertino City Council on June 7.NEWS,weblink Video: Jobs Pitches New 'Mothership' to Approving Cupertino City Council, Abell, John, June 8, 2011, Wired, June 9, 2011, live,weblink February 4, 2012, mdy, On August 24, 2011, Jobs announced his resignation as Apple's CEO, writing to the board, "I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple's CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come."Letter from Steve Jobs To the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community (resignation letter August 24, 2011) {{webarchive |url= |date=April 15, 2012 }} Jobs became chairman of the board and named Tim Cook as his successor as CEO.PRESS RELEASE, Apple Resignation Letter, Apple Inc.,weblink August 29, 2011,weblink April 15, 2012, live, mdy, PRESS RELEASE, Steve Jobs Resigns as CEO of Apple, August 24, 2011, Apple Inc.,weblink August 24, 2011,weblink April 15, 2012, live, mdy, Jobs continued to work for Apple until the day before his death six weeks later.WEB,weblink Steve Jobs Worked the Day Before He Died, Biddle, Sam, October 19, 2011, Gizmodo, live,weblink June 24, 2012, October 21, 2011, mdy, NEWS,weblink Steve Jobs Quits, Gupta, Poornima, August 18, 2011, August 25, 2011, live,weblink February 4, 2012, Reuters, mdy, WEB,weblink Steve Jobs Resigns As CEO of Apple, Siegler, M.G., TechCrunch, live,weblink August 25, 2011, August 25, 2011, mdy, {{Anchor|Illness and death}}


File:Apple flags half-mast.jpg|thumb|upright|Flags flying at half-staffhalf-staff(File:Outside Palo Alto apple store following Steve Job's death.jpg|thumb|right|Memorial candles and iPads pay tribute to Jobs outside the Apple Store in Palo Alto, California, shortly after his death)Jobs died at his Palo Alto, California, home around 3 p.m. (PDT) on October 5, 2011, due to complications from a relapse of his previously treated islet-cell pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor,PRESS RELEASE, Rare Pancreatic Cancer Caused Steve Jobs' Death, October 7, 2011, Voice of America,weblink October 7, 2011,weblink" title="">weblink January 24, 2012, live, NEWS,weblink Steve Jobs, Apple co-founder, dies at 56, Rushe, Dominic, October 6, 2011, The Guardian, live,weblink" title="">weblink June 19, 2013, UK, which resulted in respiratory arrest.NEWS,weblink Steve Jobs Died at Home of Respiratory Arrest Related to Pancreatic Cancer, Gullo, Karen, October 10, 2011, Bloomberg L.P., February 10, 2012, dead,weblink February 10, 2012, mdy, He had lost consciousness the day before and died with his wife, children, and sisters at his side. His sister, Mona Simpson, described his death thus: "Steve's final words, hours earlier, were monosyllables, repeated three times. Before embarking, he'd looked at his sister Patty, then for a long time at his children, then at his life's partner, Laurene, and then over their shoulders past them. Steve's final words were: 'Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow.'" He then lost consciousness and died several hours later.NEWS,weblink A Sister's Eulogy for Steve Jobs, Simpson, Mona, October 30, 2011, The New York Times, October 30, 2011, Mona Simpson, A small private funeral was held on October 7, 2011, the details of which, out of respect for Jobs's family, were not made public.NEWS,weblink Steve Jobs Funeral Is Friday, Ian Sherr, October 7, 2011, The Wall Street Journal, live,weblink" title="">weblink August 13, 2013, Geoffrey A. Fowler, ApplePRESS RELEASE, Statement by Apple's Board of Directors, October 5, 2011, Apple Inc.,weblink October 5, 2011,weblink April 25, 2012, Tim Cook, live, mdy, and Pixar each issued announcements of his death.WEB,weblink Pixar Animation Studios, Pixar, dead,weblink" title="">weblink June 8, 2012, April 18, 2013, Apple announced on the same day that they had no plans for a public service, but were encouraging "well-wishers" to send their remembrance messages to an email address created to receive such messages.WEB,weblink Remembering Steve Jobs, Apple Inc., live,weblink June 24, 2012, October 10, 2011, mdy, Apple and Microsoft both flew their flags at half-staff throughout their respective headquarters and campuses.NEWS,weblink Apple flies flags at half staff for Steve Jobs, October 6, 2011, KOKI-TV, October 29, 2011, dead,weblink" title="">weblink August 13, 2013, mdy-all, NEWS,weblink Microsoft lowers flags to half staff in tribute to Steve Jobs, October 6, 2011, Network World, October 29, 2011, live,weblink" title="">weblink November 9, 2013, Bob Iger ordered all Disney properties, including Walt Disney World and Disneyland, to fly their flags at half-staff from October 6 to 12, 2011.NEWS,weblink Disney World flags at half-staff in memory of Steve Jobs, October 6, 2011, Bay News 9, October 29, 2011, dead,weblink" title="">weblink December 13, 2011, For two weeks following his death, Apple displayed on its corporate Web site a simple page that showed Jobs's name and lifespan next to his grayscale portrait.NEWS,weblink Steve Jobs: The homepage tributes, Pepitone, Julianne, October 6, 2011, January 10, 2012, live,weblink April 25, 2012, CNN, mdy, NEWS,weblink Apple website pays tribute to Steve Jobs, October 5, 2011, The Times of India, October 7, 2011, dead,weblink April 25, 2012, India, mdy, WEB,weblink Remembering Steve Jobs, Apple Inc., live,weblink June 24, 2012, October 6, 2011, mdy, On October 19, 2011, Apple employees held a private memorial service for Jobs on the Apple campus in Cupertino. Jobs's widow, Laurene, was in attendance, as well as Cook, Bill Campbell, Norah Jones, Al Gore, and Coldplay. Some of Apple's retail stores closed briefly so employees could attend the memorial. A video of the service was uploaded to Apple's website.WEB,weblink A Celebration of Steve's Life, dead,weblink" title="">weblink December 29, 2013, mdy-all, Retrieved October 26, 2011California Governor Jerry Brown declared Sunday, October 16, 2011, to be "Steve Jobs Day".NEWS,weblink Private Steve Jobs Memorial Set for Oct. 16 – The Hollywood Reporter, Fernandez, Sofia M., October 14, 2011, The Hollywood Reporter, November 12, 2011, live,weblink" title="">weblink December 31, 2013, On that day, an invitation-only memorial was held at Stanford University. Those in attendance included Apple and other tech company executives, members of the media, celebrities, close friends of Jobs, and politicians, along with Jobs's family. Bono, Yo Yo Ma, and Joan Baez performed at the service, which lasted longer than an hour. The service was highly secured, with guards at all of the university's gates, and a helicopter flying overhead from an area news station.NEWS,weblink Steve Jobs Memorial Service To Be Held Oct. 16, October 15, 2011, The Wall Street Journal, November 12, 2011, live,weblink" title="">weblink August 13, 2013, NEWS,weblink Steve Jobs's Family Gave Moving Words at Sunday Memorial – Digits – WSJ, Vascellaro, Jessica E., October 17, 2011, The Wall Street Journal, November 12, 2011, live,weblink April 10, 2014, Each attendee was given a small brown box as a "farewell gift" from Jobs. The box contained a copy of the Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda.MAGAZINE, Wadhwa, Hitendra, June 21, 2015, Steve Jobs's Secret to Greatness: Yogananda,weblink Inc. (magazine), Inc., June 23, 2015, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak,AV MEDIA,weblink Wozniak Tearfully Remembers His Friend Steve Jobs, October 6, 2011, YouTube, former owner of what would become Pixar, George Lucas,NEWS,weblink George Lucas on Steve Jobs, Patricia Sellers, October 6, 2011, Fortune (magazine), Fortune, October 6, 2011, dead,weblink January 28, 2012, mdy-all, former rival, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates,WEB,weblink Steve Jobs, October 5, 2011,, dead,weblink January 27, 2012, November 12, 2011, mdy, and President Barack ObamaPRESS RELEASE, Statement by the President on the Passing of Steve Jobs, October 5, 2011, The White House,weblinkweblink April 25, 2012, live, mdy, all offered statements in response to his death.Jobs is buried in an unmarked grave at Alta Mesa Memorial Park, the only nonsectarian cemetery in Palo Alto.WEB,weblink Steve Jobs Died of Respiratory Arrest Amid Pancreatic Tumor, October 10, 2011, ABC News, live,weblink April 25, 2012, November 12, 2011, mdy, NEWS,weblink Steve Jobs died of respiratory arrest, tumor, Gupta, Poornima, October 10, 2011, September 21, 2012, live,weblink April 10, 2014, Reuters,

Portrayals and coverage in books, film, and theater

Steve Jobs is the subject of a number of books and films.Lisa Brennan-Jobs, Jobs's eldest daughter, described Jobs in her memoir as sexually inappropriate and described patterns of cruel behavior by him during her adolescent years.NEWS,weblink In 'Small Fry,' Steve Jobs Comes Across as a Jerk. His Daughter Forgives Him. Should We?, 2018-08-27, en,

Innovations and designs

Jobs's design aesthetic was influenced by philosophies of Zen and Buddhism. In India, he experienced Buddhism while on his seven-month spiritual journey,NEWS,weblink Steve Jobs' autobiography: a chronicle of a complex genius, October 24, 2011, The Hindu, live,weblink" title="">weblink November 9, 2013, Chennai, India, and his sense of intuition was influenced by the spiritual people with whom he studied. He also learned from many references and sources, such as modernist architectural style of Joseph Eichler,{{Citation needed|date=April 2018}} and the industrial designs of Richard SapperWEB,weblink This Man Could Have Made $30 Million Per Year As Apple's Designer — But He Turned Steve Jobs Down, Shontell, Alyson, Business Insider, and Dieter Rams.{{Citation needed|date=April 2018}}According to Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, "Steve didn't ever code. He wasn't an engineer and he didn't do any original design..."WEB,weblink What Made Steve Jobs So Great?, live,weblink" title="">weblink April 10, 2014, August 21, 2012, WEB,weblink Does Steve Jobs know how to code?, dead,weblink" title="">weblink October 31, 2013, August 21, 2012, mdy-all, Daniel Kottke, one of Apple's earliest employees and a college friend of Jobs's, stated that "Between Woz and Jobs, Woz was the innovator, the inventor. Steve Jobs was the marketing person."WEB,weblink Searching for Magic in India and Silicon Valley: An Interview with Daniel Kottke, Apple Employee #12, live,weblink" title="">weblink January 11, 2014, August 30, 2012, He is listed as either primary inventor or co-inventor in 346 United States patents or patent applications related to a range of technologies from actual computer and portable devices to user interfaces (including touch-based), speakers, keyboards, power adapters, staircases, clasps, sleeves, lanyards and packages. Jobs's contributions to most of his patents were to "the look and feel of the product". His industrial design chief Jonathan Ive had his name along with him for 200 of the patents.WEB,weblink Portfolio of over 300 patents underscores Steve Jobs' attention to detail, live,weblink" title="">weblink April 10, 2014, September 26, 2012, Most of these are design patents (specific product designs; for example, Jobs listed as primary inventor in patents for both original and lamp-style iMacs, as well as PowerBook G4 Titanium) as opposed to utility patents (inventions).WEB,weblink U.S. Government patent database, live,weblink June 24, 2012, August 29, 2011, WEB,weblink U.S. Government patent application database, live,weblink April 20, 2012, August 29, 2011, He has 43 issued US patents on inventions. The patent on the Mac OS X Dock user interface with "magnification" feature was issued the day before he died.WEB,weblink United States Patent 8,032,843, Ording, et al., October 4, 2011, "User interface for providing consolidation and access", live,weblink June 24, 2012, Although Jobs had little involvement in the engineering and technical side of the original Apple computers, Jobs later used his CEO position to directly involve himself with product design.NEWS,weblink Steve Jobs Told Me Why He Loved Being A CEO, Business Insider, February 2, 2013, live,weblink August 6, 2011, He told me once that part of the reason he wanted to be CEO was so that nobody could tell him that he wasn't allowed to participate in the nitty-gritty of product design", Reid writes. "He was right there in the middle of it. All of it. As a team member, not as CEO. He quietly left his CEO hat by the door, and collaborated with us., mdy, Involved in many projects throughout his career was his long-time marketing executive and confidant Joanna Hoffman, known as one of the few employees at Apple and NeXT who could successfully stand up to Jobs while also engaging with him.WEB,weblink How Kate Winslet Won a Role in Steve Jobs and Managed All That Sorkin Dialogue, Kachka, Boris, August 26, 2015, Vulture, live,weblink" title="">weblink June 18, 2016, December 28, 2017, Even while terminally ill in the hospital, Jobs sketched new devices that would hold the iPad in a hospital bed. He also despised the oxygen monitor on his finger and suggested ways to revise the design for simplicity.NEWS,weblink Walter Isaacson's 'Steve Jobs' biography shows Apple co-founder's genius, flaws, Rosenwald, Michael S., October 24, 2011, The Washington Post, September 16, 2012, Since his death, the former Apple CEO has won 141 patents, more than most inventors win during their lifetimes. Currently, Jobs holds over 450 patents.WEB,weblink Steve Jobs Still Wins Plenty of Patents – MIT Technology Review, MIT Technology Review, January 21, 2015,

Apple II

The Apple II is an 8-bit home computer, one of the world's first highly successful mass-produced microcomputer products, designed primarily by Steve Wozniak (Jobs oversaw the development of the Apple II's unusual case{{rp|needed=y|date=March 2018}} and Rod Holt developed the unique power supply). It was introduced in 1977 at the West Coast Computer Faire by Jobs and Wozniak and was the first consumer product sold by Apple Computer.

Apple Lisa

The Lisa is a personal computer designed by Apple during the early 1980s. It was the first personal computer to offer a graphical user interface in a machine aimed at individual business users. Development of the Lisa began in 1978.WEB,weblink Apple Lisa, Christoph Dernbach, October 12, 2007, Mac History, November 15, 2012, The Lisa sold poorly, with only 100,000 units sold.Apple Lisa computer,weblink 1982, after Jobs was forced out of the Lisa project,BOOK, iCon: Steve Jobs, the greatest second act in the history of business, iCon: Steve Jobs, Simon, Jeffrey S., Young, William L., April 14, 2006, John Wiley & Sons, Wiley, 978-0471787846, Newly updated, Hoboken, NJ, 70, he joined the Macintosh project. The Macintosh is not a direct descendant of Lisa, although there are obvious similarities between the systems. The final revision, the Lisa 2/10, was modified and sold as the Macintosh XL.BOOK,weblink Apple confidential 2.0 : the definitive history of the world's most colorful company, Linzmayer, Owen W., 2004, 978-1593270100, 2nd, San Francisco, Calif., 79, January 6, 2014,


File:Steve Jobs.jpg|thumb|right|Jobs holding up a MacBook Air at the MacWorld Conference & ExpoMacWorld Conference & ExpoOnce he joined the original Macintosh team, Jobs took over the project after Wozniak had experienced a traumatic airplane accident and temporarily left the company.WEB,weblink Steve Wozniak on Newton, Tesla, and why the original Macintosh was a 'lousy' product,weblink" title="">weblink March 12, 2016, June 28, 2013, Jobs introduced the Macintosh computer on January 24, 1984. This was the first mass-market personal computer featuring an integral graphical user interface and mouse.WEB,weblink Chronology of Apple Computer Personal Computers, Polsson, Ken, July 29, 2009,weblink" title="">weblink August 21, 2009, August 27, 2009, See May 3, 1984. This first model was later renamed to "Macintosh 128k" for uniqueness amongst a populous family of subsequently updated models which are also based on Apple's same proprietary architecture. Since 1998, Apple has largely phased out the Macintosh name in favor of "Mac", though the product family has been nicknamed "Mac" or "the Mac" since the development of the first model. The Macintosh was introduced by a US$1.5 million Ridley Scott television commercial, "1984".BOOK,weblink Apple Confidential 2.0, Linzmayer, Owen W., No Starch Press, 2004, 978-1-59327-010-0, 113, It most notably aired during the third quarter of Super Bowl XVIII on January 22, 1984, and some people consider the ad a "watershed event"NEWS,weblink Apple's '1984' Super Bowl commercial still stands as watershed event, Maney, Kevin, January 28, 2004, USA Today, April 11, 2010, and a "masterpiece".NEWS,weblink Why 2006 isn't like '1984', Leopold, Todd, February 3, 2006, May 10, 2008, CNN, Regis McKenna called the ad "more successful than the Mac itself".WEB,weblink Apple's First Marketing Guru on Why '1984' Is Overrated, Creamer, Matthew, March 1, 2012, Ad Age, April 19, 2015, "1984" uses an unnamed heroine to represent the coming of the Macintosh (indicated by a Picasso-style picture of the computer on her white tank top) as a means of saving humanity from the conformity of IBM's attempts to dominate the computer industry. The ad alludes to George Orwell's novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four, which describes a dystopian future ruled by a televised "Big Brother."NEWS,weblink The Story Behind Apple's '1984' TV commercial: Big Brother at 20, Cellini, Adelia, January 2004, MacWorld, May 9, 2008, dead,weblink June 28, 2009, 21, 1, 18, MAGAZINE, Long, Tony, January 22, 2007, Jan. 22, 1984: Dawn of the Mac,weblink Wired News, Wired, April 11, 2010, The Macintosh, however, was expensive, which hindered its ability to be competitive in a market already dominated by the Commodore 64 for consumers, as well as the IBM Personal Computer and its accompanying clone market for businesses.WEB,weblink Total share: 30 years of personal computer market share figures, Reimer, Jeremy, December 14, 2005, Ars Technica, April 16, 2015, Macintosh systems still found success in education and desktop publishing and kept Apple as the second-largest PC manufacturer for the next decade.

NeXT Computer

After Jobs was forced out of Apple in 1985, he started a company that built workstation computers. The NeXT Computer was introduced in 1988 at a lavish launch event. Tim Berners-Lee created the world's first web browser (WorldWideWeb) using the NeXT Computer. The NeXT Computer's operating system, named NeXTSTEP, was the basis for Darwin, the kernel for the operating system on most of Apple's products (namely, macOS, iOS, watchOS, and audioOS)WEB,weblink Steve Jobs: 10 Products that Define this Tech Legend, Carter, Mia, Inventions and Discoveries, dead,weblink April 4, 2012, March 27, 2012, mdy, WEB,weblink Steve Jobs Introduces NeXTComputer, dead,weblink April 7, 2013, April 7, 2013, Steve Jobs unveiled the NeXT, the computer he designed after moving on from Apple Computer Inc..., mdy,


Apple iMac was introduced in 1998 and its innovative design was directly the result of Jobs's return to Apple. Apple boasted "the back of our computer looks better than the front of anyone else's."WEB,weblink Magical Inventions of Steve Jobs, Hoppel, Adrian, Best Inventions of Steve Jobs, Magical Inventions of Steve Jobs, live,weblink" title="">weblink April 10, 2014, March 27, 2012, Described as "cartoonlike", the first iMac, clad in Bondi Blue plastic, was unlike any personal computer that came before. In 1999, Apple introduced the Graphite gray Apple iMac and since has varied the shape, colour and size considerably while maintaining the all-in-one design. 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.WEB,weblink iMac – 1998, Paola Antonelli, Paola, MetropolisMag, live,weblink" title="">weblink May 11, 2013, March 28, 2012, The Apple iMac sold for $1,299 at that time. The iMac also featured forward-thinking changes, such as eschewing the floppy disk drive and moving exclusively to USB for connecting peripherals. This latter change resulted, through the iMac's success, in the interface being popularised among third-party peripheral makers—as evidenced by the fact that many early USB peripherals were made of translucent plastic (to match the iMac design).WEB,weblink Apple History: Evolution of the iMac, Michael, August 7, 2007, Apple Gazette, Apple Gazette, live,weblink June 24, 2012, March 28, 2012, mdy,


iTunes is a media player, media library, online radio broadcaster, and mobile device management application developed by Apple. It is used to play, download, and organize digital audio and video (as well as other types of media available on the iTunes Store) on personal computers running the macOS and Microsoft Windows operating systems. The iTunes Store is also available on the iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad.Through the iTunes Store, users can purchase and download music, music videos, television shows, audiobooks, podcasts, movies, and movie rentals in some countries, and ringtones, available on the iPhone and iPod Touch (fourth generation onward). Application software for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch can be downloaded from the App Store.


The first generation of iPod was released October 23, 2001. The major innovation of the iPod was its small size achieved by using a 1.8" hard drive compared to the 2.5" drives common to players at that time. The capacity of the first generation iPod ranged from 5 GB to 10 GB.WEB,weblink iPod First Generation, iPod History, iPod History, live,weblink June 24, 2012, March 28, 2012, mdy, The iPod sold for US$399 and more than 100,000 iPods were sold before the end of 2001. The introduction of the iPod resulted in Apple becoming a major player in the music industry.WEB,weblink The iPod family cemetery, Block, Ryan, iPods, EndGadget, live,weblink June 24, 2012, March 28, 2012, mdy, Also, the iPod's success prepared the way for the iTunes music store and the iPhone.WEB,weblink Steve Jobs: 10 Products that Define this Tech Legend, Asiado, Tel, August 24, 2011, Inventions and Discoveries, dead,weblink April 4, 2012, March 27, 2012, mdy, After the 1st generation of iPod, Apple released the hard drive-based iPod Classic, the touchscreen iPod Touch, the video-capable iPod Nano, and the screenless iPod Shuffle in the following years.


File:Steve Jobs presents iPhone.jpg|thumb|Jobs unveiling the iPhoneiPhoneApple began work on the first iPhone in 2005 and the first iPhone was released on June 29, 2007. The iPhone created such a sensation that a survey indicated six out of ten Americans were aware of its release. Time declared it "Invention of the Year" for 2007.WEB,weblink iPhone History – Read About The iPhone Story Here, November 4, 2011, The Apple Biter's Blog, dead,weblink June 24, 2012, October 15, 2014, mdy, The completed iPhone had multimedia capabilities and functioned as a quad-band touch screen smartphone.WEB,weblink iPhone History and Development, iPhone apps, tricks, tips, and hacks, Apple iPhone Blog, live,weblink June 24, 2012, March 28, 2012, mdy, A year later, the iPhone 3G was released in July 2008 with three key features: support for GPS, 3G data and tri-band UMTS/HSDPA. In June 2009, the iPhone 3GS, whose improvements included voice control, a better camera, and a faster processor, was introduced by Phil Schiller.WEB,weblink iPhone 3GS, iPhone News, iPhoneHistory, live,weblink June 24, 2012, March 28, 2012, mdy, The iPhone 4 is thinner than previous models, has a five megapixel camera capable of recording video in 720p HD, and adds a secondary front-facing camera for video calls.WEB,weblink iPhone 4 Tech Specs, Apple, live,weblink June 24, 2012, March 28, 2012, mdy, A major feature of the iPhone 4S, introduced in October 2011, was Siri, a virtual assistant capable of voice recognition.


File:Steve Jobs with the Apple iPad no logo.jpg|thumb|right|Jobs introducing the iPadiPadiPad is an iOS-based line of tablet computers designed and marketed by Apple. The first iPad was released on April 3, 2010; the most recent iPad models, the iPad (2017), iPad Pro, and iPad Mini 4, were released on September 9, 2015, and March 24, 2017. The user interface is built around the device's multi-touch screen, including a virtual keyboard. The iPad includes built-in Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity on select models. {{As of |April 2015}}, more than 250 million iPads have been sold.WEB,weblink The iPad's 5th anniversary: a timeline of Apple's category-defining tablet, The Verge, April 17, 2015,

Honors and awards

File:Steve Jobs (1).JPG|thumb|upright=0.9|Statue of Jobs at Graphisoft Park, BudapestBudapest

See also

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