The Life and Work of Steve Jobs in Photographs

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October 16 was declared as 'Steve Jobs Day'. Let's take a look at the work of one of the greatest visionaries and innovators of our time...

You know the man. You know his inventions. You’re probably reading this article using one of his products. He has done a lot of things that improved the way we live. And he has gone a long way. We have decided to chronicle his life and some of his work through a series of photos we’ve scoured on the internet.

1974-1980

The early years of Apple. The company that he co-founded with Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne. It was in this period that they invented and released the Apple I, Apple II, as well as the ill-fated Apple III.

1981-1985

The Apple Lisa and the Macintosh were released. This was a tough time for Apple as the new computers had poor sales due to high price tags and limited software titles. It was also in this period when Steve Jobs had a power struggle in the company resulting in him resigning from Apple.

1986-1994

NeXT Generation. Shortly after resigning from Apple, Steve founded a new company called NeXT Computers which was aimed at the scientific, financial, and academic communities. It was more powerful and technologically advanced.

1995-1999

Back in 1986, Steve Jobs bought the Graphics group from Lucasfilms’ computer graphics division and later named it Pixar. They contracted with Disney to produce a number of computer animated feature films. The first one was Toy Story. This brought fame and critical acclaim to the studio. In the next 15 years, they moved on to produce the other Pixar box-office hits that we all know and love. It was also in this time period that Apple bought NeXT Computers thus, bringing Steve back to Apple becoming it’s Interim chief executive in 1997 and restructured the company’s product line.

2000-2003

Steve drops the ‘interim’ title and officially becomes CEO (or iCEO) of Apple. He unveiled and released a series of new products. Most notably, the iPod. The portable music player that changed it all. It was also in late 2003 that he was diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer.

2004-2006

On a roll, Steve released an army of mini products like the iPod mini, Mac mini, iPod shuffle, and the iPod nano as well as the new Intel powered iMac and Macbook Pro. Pixar also became part of Disney in early 2006.

2007-2010+

Apple Computer became Apple, Inc. He was inducted to the California Hall of Fame by Governor Schwartzenegger in 2007. During the course of the these years, Steve Jobs introduced the Apple TV, iPhone, Macbook Air, and the iPad. He resigned as Apple’s CEO in August of 2011.

Source: AllaboutSteveJobs

Steve Jobs was many things but ask anyone the first word that comes to their head with the mention of his name and you would get ‘apple’ as an answer. In celebration of Steve Jobs Day, here’s The Apple Rumble!. More articles about Steve Jobs right here on Lomography.com: A Look Back at Steve Job's Life, Most Inspiring Quotes by Steve Jobs.

written by nyebe on 2011-10-17 in #lifestyle #iphone #apple #ipod #macintosh #steve-jobs-day #macbook #steve-jobs #imac

3 Comments

  1. notalux
    notalux ·

    I like no.5 from 1981-1985 (pointed mid finger to 'the corporate'), steve jobs was so rebel and revolutionary back there... :)

  2. notalux
    notalux ·

    I like no.5 from 1981-1985 (pointed mid finger to 'the corporate'), steve jobs was so rebel and revolutionary back there... :)

  3. foodeanz
    foodeanz ·

    i'm totally agree with @notalux...hehehe

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