Former CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs has died at the age of 56 years. During his nearly forty years of his career guru of Silicon Valley, Steve Jobs offered a number of revolutionary solutions that have reshaped the entire industry.
1. Computer genius
In 1976, Steve Jobs, along with his friends founded the Apple Inc. - A company that always asked vector of personal computers. He is one of the first to realize the huge commercial potential graphical user interface, use the mouse and control with the help of "clicks" - what today we see almost every personal computer.
2. Early Allies
Jobs met another co-founder of Apple, Steve Wozniak (pictured - seated) worked as a student trainee in the notorious company Hewlett-Packard. Jobs went to study at Reed College, but only through the semester and threw it in 1974 g.vernulsya in Silicon Valley, where he and Wozniak started attending meetings Computer Club Homebrew (ie, "DIY").
3. Revolution in a Box
The first computer company Apple can be found in stores county Bay Area, and it cost 666 dollars 66 cents. It was a set of printed circuit boards, parts placers, and 16 pages of instructions. To build the operating device, the user must have been somewhere else get the power supply, keyboard and monitor.
4. Young eagle
On the technical wizardry of Steve Jobs could be compared only to his ability entrepreneur. His unshakable stubbornness and belief in their ideas led to the mass differences with his colleagues and critics, earning him a reputation as tough and picky head.
In 1983, Jobs has invited the President of PepsiCo John Sculley (pictured - in the center) to share with him the reins and Wozniak from Apple. However, cooperation did not work out as soon followed by a decline in the market led to the suspension of production and forced the leaders of Apple to reconsider its marketing and technical strategies. By 1985, Jobs pushed out of the company, one of the founders of which he was.
6. What happened next
The resignation of Steve Jobs seemed to have only spurred his desire to reshape the world of personal computers. His next venture - the company NeXT Computer - achieved enhanced by Apple, has created the next PC in an elegant building of manganese alloy, advanced at that time graphical interface, built-in Ethernet port and many other successful technical solutions. The unit cost is too expensive to be widely distributed, but he asked the vector of the next generation of personal computers.
7. Return to Apple
In the absence of Steve Jobs, Apple floated downstream, and even almost went bankrupt in the mid 90s. Finally, in 1996 the company announced that it bought NeXT Computer for 429 million dollars, and thus Steve Jobs returned to the fold he founded the same company. By 1998, Jobs has been appointed acting CEO.
8. Jobs at work
Many of the innovations used in computers, NeXT, found their way into the next generation of computers Apple. Jobs has restored the reputation of the company by issuing a series of brilliant products, such as the iMac, and adjusted his business affairs, revealing a network of retail outlets that sold equipment and supplies exclusively Apple.
In addition, for the years beyond Apple bought Jobs and contributed to the development of computer animation studio Pixar. The first art studio product - cartoon "Toy Story» (Toy Story), released in 1995, has collected $ 360 million, and made the studio one of the biggest figures in Hollywood. Since then, the studio has released a number of very successful films, including masterpieces such as "Find Nemo», «Cars», «Wally", and «Up». In 2006, the "Disney" bought the studio for $ 7.4 billion, and Jobs became the owner of a solid stake legendary company.
In 2001, Jobs has made a new revolution in the world of electronic gadgets, providing iPod. As the functionality of novelty slightly exceeded the earlier players, but it offers the convenience to use and stylish design. In parallel, started iTunes - a virtual online store, which forever changed the face of the music industry. Participants of the legendary group U2, Bono and The Edge (pictured) supported initiative Jobs, and participated in the presentation iPod'a in 2004
In 2007, Jobs has turned his attention to cellular phones. In the same year he introduced the world to the iPhone, which will go on sale in June, quickly sold more than 6 million copies and been caught up in popularity with some of the brands present at the market for years, such as a Blackberry. iPhone - is not only a mobile phone, it also point to the Internet with advanced user interface and a large library of applications created vast army of programmers and Apple enthusiasts.
12. New beginnings
In January 2010, Jobs announced that Apple will soon introduce a new mini-computer. Essentially similar to the iPhone, it will have a much larger screen, which makes it more convenient and enjoyable things such as reading, playing and watching videos. New to have the same success as its predecessors. The day before yesterday began formal iPad sales in Russia. We know that in business and technology guided by the motto Steven Jobs of the famous hockey player Wayne Gretzky: "I rush to where the puck will be, not where it is or was."
In his letter to employees Jobs then said: "I've always said that if come the day when I can not get more consistent with his duties and expectations as CEO, I first tell you about it. Unfortunately, this day has come" .