News By/Courtesy: Riya Singh | 30 Jun 2020 15:12pm IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • He was born on February 24, 1955, in San Francisco, California.
  • He is considered as the father of the Digital Revolution
  • Steve Jobs was the Founder of Apple Inc.

Steve Jobs.

The name is so incredibly inspiring and intimidating at the same time.

The man who created Apple.

The man who turned black turtlenecks into a uniform of power.

The man who changed technology forever.

 

He is considered as the father of the Digital Revolution and the Most Daring CEOs of All Time. He is the Most Loved Entrepreneur of the 21st Century. Steve Jobs was the Founder of Apple Inc., Primary Investor, and ex-CEO of Pixar, and one of the Board of Directors of Walt Disney Company.

 

Early life:-

He was born on February 24, 1955, in San Francisco, California. He lived in Mountain View, California, with his foster family within the area that is currently known as Silicon Valley.

 

High School and Graduation:-

After graduating from high school, Jobs enrolled in Reed College in Portland, Ore. but dropped out after one semester. He Continued to Attend Calligraphy Lessons which formed the basis for the Design in Apple Keyboard and Macbooks.

 

Starting of Apple:-

Every morning, he stood in front of the mirror and asked himself one question: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do? “. If he answered “No” too many days in a row, he knew he had to change what he was doing, meeting fellow outcast Steve Wozniak was just the change he needed to start honing his vision. Steve Jobs and Wozniak shut themselves in Steve’s garage one summer, churning out every ridiculous invention they could think of. Their invention, the “Blue Box “, allowed users to make long-distance calls for free. Its success became their motivation to take on big companies with their inventions.

This led to the birth of the first-ever Apple machine.

In early 1976, he and Wozniak, using their own money, began Apple in the Jobs family garage in Los Altos with an initial investment of $1,300 before securing the backing of former Intel executive AC Markkula, who lent them $250,000. 

Wozniak would be the technical half and Jobs the marketing half of the original Apple I Computer. In April 1977, Jobs and Wozniak introduced Apple II at the West Coast Computer Faire in San Francisco, creating a sensation. The company went public in 1981 when its sales touched $600 million from $2 million in 1977. 

By 1983, Apple was in the Fortune 500, an achievement for a new firm. In 1981, Jobs joined a small group of Apple engineers pursuing a separate project, a lower-cost system code-named Macintosh, which was introduced in January 1984.

 

Start of Downfall in Steve Jobs Success Story:-

Jobs recruited John Sculley as Apple's chief executive in 1983. Sculley, a former Pepsi-Cola chief executive, helped Jobs introduce several new computer models, including an advanced version of the Apple II and later the Lisa and Macintosh desktop computers. 

 

But, the two men became estranged and a power struggle ensued when Lisa failed commercially and early Macintosh sales proved disappointing, leading to Jobs losing control of the Lisa project. The Apple board ultimately removed Jobs from his operational role and 1,200 Apple employees were laid off. Jobs then left Apple in 1985.

 

Return of Steve Jobs to Apple:-

On the verge of bankruptcy, Apple jumped at the ideal and Steve swooped in to save the company. The following year, Steve unveiled the Apple iMac. A revolutionary in tech, Apple went on to dominate the industry with every product they released. Carrying 1000 songs in your pocket was practically unheard of before the Apple iPad. The iPhone ushered in a new age of mobile computing and redefined how we surfed the web. Making Apple the world’s first trillion-dollar company.

 

THIS ARTICLE DOES NOT INTEND TO HURT THE SENTIMENTS OF ANY INDIVIDUAL, COMMUNITY, SECT, OR RELIGION ETCETERA. THIS ARTICLE IS BASED PURELY ON THE AUTHOR'S PERSONAL VIEWS AND OPINIONS IN EXERCISE OF THE FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT GUARANTEED UNDER ARTICLE 19(1)(A) AND OTHER RELATED LAWS BEING FORCE IN INDIA, FOR THE TIME BEING.

Section Editor: Pushpit Singh | 30 Jun 2020 17:14pm IST


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