Thursday, October 6, 2011

The man who changed the world: Apple founder Steve Jobs, 56, dies weeks after quitting as boss of firm he started in his garage

‎3 apples changed the world; The first seduced Eve, second fell on Newton and the third was offered to the world half bitten by Steve Jobs. - Hype Street

-President Obama leads tributes which flooded the web within minutes of his death
being confirmed
-Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg praises his 'mentor and friend'
-Family thanks 'the many people who have shared their wishes and prayers during the
last year of Steve's illness'
-'We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today,' Apple's
board of directors say in statement
-Had battled pancreatic cancer for eight years
-Death came six weeks after he stepped down as Apple CEO and just one day after the launch of the new generation iPhone

Creative genius: Apple announced the death of its founder on its website

''Death is very likely the single best invention of life. It is life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new'
Steve Jobs, 2005

'Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose'
Steve Jobs, 2005

Tributes: An Apple employee lights an apple-shaped candle for the late Steve Jobs outside an Apple Store in Santa Monica, California

Remembered: A message painted outside Apple's flagship store on New York's 5th Avenue

Tribute: A apple with the word 'bye' carved into it sits outside an Apple store in Pasadena, California

A young Steve Jobs with the Apple II computer in 1977

Historic: Jobs poses with an Apple Macintosh at the new computer's unveiling in 1984

Visionary: Steve Jobs unveils the Apple I-Mac on May 18, 1998 in California

Frail: Steve Jobs is helped into a car by a friend outside his home in California on August 26

Concerns: In April Steve Jobs seemed frail, sparking speculation he would have to resign

1976 Jobs co-founds Apple

1980 Apple's stock market flotation is biggest since Ford in 1956

1985 Leaves Apple to concentrate on new ventures, including Pixar and NeXT

1997 Returns to Apple promising to revitalise the flagging company

2000 Resumes as Apple CEO

2002 iPod launched

2003 iTunes launched

August 2004 Announces he has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and has undergone surgery to remove tumour.

2007 iPhone launched

June 2009 Returns to work six months after taking time off for liver transplant as part of cancer treatment

January 2010 iPad launched

17 January 2011 Announces he is taking a break from day-to-day operations to concentrate on his health.

11 March 2011 iPad 2 launched

24 August 2011 Jobs resigns as Apple CEO

05 October 2011 iPhone 4S launched

06 October 2011 Steve Jobs dies

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