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  1. 24 February, 1955

    Birth and adoption

    "Steven Paul Jobs is born in San Francisco to Joanne Carole Schieble and Abdulfattah Jandali, unmarried at this time. Paul and Clara Jobs adopt him."

  2. 1970

    Steve meets Steve

    "Steve Jobs meets Steve Wozniak through a friend, future co-founder of Apple and 4 years older than him. "

  3. 1972

    “Attending” College

    " He enrolls at Reed College in Portland, Ore., only to drop out a semester later. Jobs would go on to sit in on classes that interested him, such as calligraphy, despite not getting credit for them."

  4. 1976

    Game. Set. Match.

    "Begins a project as an engineer at Atari. He employs Wozniak to help whittle down the hardware required for a prototype of a single-player version of Pong. Jobs leaves Atari in the summer to travel through India, then return to California to live in a commune."

  5. 1 April, 1976

    Birth of Apple

    "Apple Computer is formed on April Fool’s Day, shor tly after Wozniak and Jobs create a new computer circuit board in a Silicon Valley garage. A third co-founder, Ron Wayne, leaves the company after less than two weeks. The Apple I computer goes on sale by the summer for $666.66."

  6. 1977

    Strategic Sales

    "Apple is incorporated by its founders and a group of venture capitalists. It unveils Apple II, the first commercially available personal computer in a plastic case with color graphics. Revenue reaches $1 million."

  7. 24 January, 1982

    Strategic Marketing

    "Annual revenue climbs to $1 billion. Two days after the $ 1.5 million Ridley Scott-directed “1984” Super Bowl commercial airs, introduces the Macintosh to much fanfare during Apple’s shareholder meeting. "

  8. 1985

    Jobs dismiss for his job

    "Jobs and Sculley clash, Jobs resigns as Apple chairman, saying in a board meeting, “I’ve been thinking a lot, and it’s time for me to get on with my life. It’s obvious that I’ve got to do something. I’m 30 years old.” Wozniak also resigns from Apple this year."

  9. 1986

    Birth of Next Inc.

    "Jobs starts Next Inc., a new computer company making machines for universities, and funded by selling $70 million of his Apple stock. For $10 million, buys the Graphics Group division of Lucasfilm (George Lucas) that becomes Pixar Animation Studios."

  10. 1995

    Apple vs Pixar

    "Apple (without Jobs) struggles with competition, parts shortages and mistakes predicting customer demand. While Pixar (with Jobs) releases “Toy Story”, the first commercial computer-animated feature, hits theaters. Pixar goes to Wall Street with an IPO that raises $140 million."

  11. 1996

    Callback to Apple

    "Apple announces plans to buy Next for $430 million for the operating system Jobs’ team developed. Stev e Jobs is then appointed an adviser to Apple.Gil Amelio replaces Spindler as CEO."

  12. 1998

    Apple returns to profitability

    "It shakes up personal computer industry with the candy-colored, all-in-one iMac desktop, the original models shaped like a futuristic TV. Apple discontinues the Newton."

  13. 5 January, 2000

    Officially back as CEO of Apple

    "He takes a $1 annual salary. Soon terminates projects including Newton and OpenDoc, and changes licensing terms to make Mac-cloning cost-prohibitive. Technologies developed at NeXT ultimately evolve into Apple products such as the Mac OS."

  14. 9 January, 2001

    Music Industry

    "The first iPod goes on sale. Introduces iTunes, then exclusively for Mac users. “iTunes is miles ahead of every other jukebox application, and we hope its dramatically simpler user interface will bring even more people into the digital music revolution.”"

  15. 23 October, 2001

    Introduces the iPod

    "“With iPod, Apple has invented a whole new category of digital music player that lets you put your entire music collection in your pocket and listen to it wherever you go...With iPod, listening to music will never be the same again.” "

  16. 2004

    Pancreatic cancer diagnosed

    "Steve Jobs undergoes surgery for a rare but curable form of pancreatic cancer. Apple discloses his illness after the fact."

  17. 25 January, 2006

    Disney buys Pixar

    "Disney buys Pixar for $7.4 billion. Steve Jobs becomes Disney’s largest individual shareholder, and much of his wealth is derived from this sale."

  18. 9 January, 2007

    Introduction of the iPhone

    "“iPhone is a revolutionary and magical product that is literally five years ahead of any other mobile phone...We are all born with the ultimate pointing device--our fingers--and iPhone uses them to create the most revolutionary user interface since the mouse.”"

  19. September, 2008

    Speculation mounts that Jobs is ill

    "He kicks off an Apple event and says, “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”, making a play off a famous Mark Twain quote after Bloomberg News accidentally publishes, then retracts, an obituary that it had prepared in advance."

  20. 2009

    Medical leave

    "Jobs explains severe weight loss by saying he has a treatable hormone imbalance and that he will continue to run Apple. Days later he backtracks and announces he will be on a 6 months medical leave.."

  21. 27 January, 2010

    Introduces the iPad

    "Apple sells 15 million of its newest gadget, the iPad, in nine months, giving rise to a new category of modern touch-screen tablet computers."

  22. 17 January, 2011

    Second medical leave

    "In a memo to Apple employees, Jobs annou nces a second medical leave with no set duration. Cook again steps in to run day-to-day operations. Jobs retains CEO title and remains involved in major decisions."

  23. 24 August, 2011

    New CEO for Apple

    "Apple announces that Steve Jobs is resigning as CEO. Tim Cook takes the CEO title, and Apple names Jobs chairman."

  24. 5 October, 2011

    Jobs dies at 56

    "Apple announces his death without giving a specific cause."

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