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Steve Jobs Bio

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Steve Paul Jobs "The people who are crazy enough to think
that they can change the world are the ones who
do" Introduction Steve Jobs was an American entrepreneur best known for being the co-founder, chairman and CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of Apple Computers, one of the first companies which sold personal home computers. Jobs also co-founded and was chief executive of Pixar Animation Studios. He became a member of the board of directors of The Walt Disney Company in 2006. Early Life and Childhood Steve Jobs was born in San Francisco, California, on February 24, 1955, to two University of Wisconsin graduate students who gave him up for adoption. His father, Abdulfattah Jandali, was a Syrian political science professor and his mother, Joanne Schieble, worked as a speech therapist. Not long after Steve was placed for adoption, his biological parents married and had another child, Mona Simpson. As an infant, Jobs was adopted by Clara and Paul Jobs. Clara worked as an accountant and Paul worked as a mechanic and a carpenter, and taught his son the basic principles of electronics. Maybe this was the start of his love for technology. Jobs shows off the iPhone 4 at the 2010 Worldwide Developers Conference Steve Jobs (right) and Steve
'the Woz' Wozniak (left) were
the founders of Apple Inc Jobs (left) and John Sculley (right) 1985 Paul and Steve, 1956 The Los Altos house where
Apple was born Early Career In 1974, Jobs took a job as a technician at Atari Inc, a popular video game and home computer company founded in 1972. Several months later he left Atari and used his wages to make a trip to India with one of his fellow college friends in order to 'seek enlightenment'. He came back a little disappointed and started to take interest in his friend, Steve Wozniak's new activities. The Early Days of Apple In 1975 Jobs joined a group known as the Homebrew Computer Club. One of the members (mentioned earlier in this presentation) Steve Wozniak was trying to build a small computer and by the age of 21, Jobs and Wozniak started Apple Computers. They raised $1,300 in start-up money by selling Job's Volkswagen camper van and Wozniak's scientific calculator. Before selling computers, they sold circuit boards (a thin plate on which chips and other electronic parts are connected) while they worked on their prototype The Apple II: The Birth of The PC The very first Apple Computer Not long after the release of the Apple I, Wozniak
started to work on a much better computer, the Apple II, a much more powerful system which, surprisingly, supported colour graphics. Jobs and Wozniak had a lot of hope in the Apple II and therefore Jobs started his search for someone to invest in his company. Eventually, he convinced a former Intel executive to invest $250,000 in Apple in 1977, a year after Apple was born. The Apple II had soon beaten it's market and made the founders millionaires. The Apple II The Apple Lisa Apple's success with the Apple II attracted the attention of IBM, another successful computer
company. IBM soon became a huge threat to Apple as IBM approached the home computer market. So in order to win this battle Apple decided to create a new computer project. The Apple Lisa. Of course it was Jobs who thought of the name. In 1978, his ex-girlfriend Chrisann Brennan gave birth to a little girl, who she named Lisa. Jobs denied being the father and refused to give any money to Chrisann, regardless of the fact that he was a millionaire. Still in denial, he named the computer Apple were building the Apple Lisa. The Apple Macintosh Due to Job's hot tempers and inexperience in leadership he was excluded from the Apple Lisa Team. To get his revenge Jobs started a new project known as the Apple Macintosh which he claimed was as easy to use as a toaster. This was the very first of the 'Mac' series. The Macintosh was the first computer to feature a mouse. In 1981, Steve became head of the Macintosh project. He decided to make a smaller and cheaper version of the Lisa. The Macintosh team saw themselves as 'pirates'
against the rest of Apple, the 'Navy'.
In the year 1983, it became clear that the Lisa was becoming a major flop for Apple, the company then depended on the Macintosh for future success. While working on the Lisa, Jobs managed to persuade John Sculley, the vice-president and president of PepsiCo, to join Apple and support Jobs with the Macintosh project. The reason he accepted the request was of course of Job's visionary ideas and the question 'Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water or do you want a chance to change the world? Jobs and Sculley soon became close friends and ran Apple
together. However, the two soon started to clash over management styles. The NeXT Era Atari's logo Education Jobs was educated at Monta Lorna Elementary School in Mountain View and later went to Homestead High School in Cupertino, California. Even as a child Jobs was an intelligent and visionary thinker. Job's was a prankster in Elementary School; his fourth grade teacher had to bribe him to study. Not long after Job's became a student at Homestead High School he was introduced to his future business partner Steve Wozniak (or as his friends called him, The Woz). Following his high school graduation in 1972, Job's became a student at Reed College in Portland. It was an expensive college that his parents could barely afford. They spent most of their life savings on their son's higher education. Job's dropped out of college after 6 months and spent the next 18 months dropping in on creative classes including a course on calligraphy Steve's photo in the high school yearbook A conflict between the two resulted in Jobs resigning from Apple to form a new computer company, NeXT, which was aimed more at the educational market. The company was founded by several veterans of the Macintosh and Lisa team. Jobs unveiled the first NeXT Computer at a gala event in 1988. NeXT's system was intended to compete with the Macintosh and the PC's software. However, the company was not so much commercially successful so it's market was rather limited. NeXT stopped manufacturing computers in 1993 to become a software-only dealer, selling the NeXTSTEP OS. Apple bought NeXT 3
years later. Steve first began working as an advisor for
Apple and later started acting as the CEO and finally, he
was back to being the CEO of Apple. The NeXTSTEP OS
still remains to this day as the heart of the Mac OS X. Pixar In 1986, Jobs bought a company known as the Graphics Group which is known today as Disney Pixar. He was a 50.1% shareholder and was CEO of the company. Jobs soon became a member of Disney's board of directors. He was credited in the popular film, Toy Story, as the executive producer. In spite of the fact that he little involvement with the project. The cover for the film, Toy Story The iMac: The Return of the Mac series Not long after Job's return to Apple, in the spring of 1988, Apple unveiled the very first iMac. Steve introduced the iMac at the Flint Center in Cupertino the same location of where he had unveiled the Macintosh in 1984. The first iMacs were originally released in a 'Bondi blue' colour and later had a wider range of brightly coloured, plastic casing. The iMac G3 was a huge success for Apple, saving them from the downfall when Jobs resigned. The iPod: 1000 Songs In Your Pocket In the early 2000s, music players were just these large, bulky devices which were expensive to own and were difficult to carry around. Apple saw it's opportunity to dominate the portable music player market. Thus the iPod was born; making all other music players seem obsolete. 5 years after it's release, the iPod had sold 41 million units. There were so many users of the iPod at the time that within 10 minutes 40,000 songs would have been sold. A little fun fact In France, it is
illegal to play
your iPod over
100 decibels The iPhone began back in 2004, Apple brought together a team of 1000 to work on the highly classified "Project Purple". At first Jobs was attempting to develop a tablet which was later known as the iPad but decided to concentrate more on the making of the iPhone. Steve actually used his ideas from the iPad to help him with the iPhone which is why you may find that the iPad and iPhone, in spite of their size are very much alike. Jobs unveiled the iPhone on January 9, 2007 in the Macworld 2007 convention located in San Francisco. The public were so fond of it, it was later known as the "Jesus Phone". iPhone "The phone was not just a communication tool, but a way of life" Apple's first tablet wasn't actually the iPad. The first tablet computer which was made by Apple was known actually as the Newton MessagePad100. A product which was discontinued in the year 1988. The iPad was unveiled on the April of 2010 and completely change the way tablets look and work. The iPad has a large variety of functions. An iPad can record video, take photos, play music, browse the web, access the App Store and can play and install games. These are only some of the features of the iPad. Jobs was questioned in an interview if there would ever be an iPad Mini. Steve answered no explaining that it would still be too big to replace with the likes of a smartphone which would fit right in your pocket. Despite this advice, Apple in their pure desperate needs go on to make an iPad Mini anyway. iPad Another little fact 68% of wealthy tablet users own an iPad, compared to 26% Android users Death On the October 5 2011, Jobs had sadly passed away due to a long battle with pancreatic cancer which lasted for almost a decade. Jobs was only 56 years of age. "I like to think something survives after you die. It's strange to think that you accumulate all this experience, and maybe a little wisdom, and it goes away. So I really want to believe something survives, that maybe your consciousness endures but on the other hand, perhaps it's like an on and off switch", he said. "Click! And you're gone maybe that's why I never liked to put on and off switches on Apple devices"
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