Steven Paul Jobs • Born in 1955 in Green Bay, Wisconsin • Adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs to live in Santa Clara, California • Graduated high school in Cupertino, California • co-founder and chief executive officer of Apple • Net worth $6.1 billion (2010)
Education• Jobs went to Reed College in Portland Oregon• He studied Poetry, Literature, and Physics• After one semester, Jobs dropped out of school, but still attended some classes
Steves• Jobs met Steve Wozniak shortly after they both left school while working for Hewlett- Packard• “Woz” was an incredibly talented engineer, especially in electronic gadgets• While developing a “blue box” device, Jobs convinced Woz to sell it to Berkeley students.
The Beginnings of Apple• After spending time in India in 1974, Jobs returned to America• He visited with Woz the homebrew computer club, but was not content with just the creation of electronics.
The Beginnings of Apple• Jobs convinced Woz to help him create a personal computer, the Apple I• Jobs, with marketing help from a friend, had the vision of creating a computer company that would make and sell pc’s.• After showing the Apple I to in town computer stores, Jobs was able to sell 25.• After selling his Volkswagon mini-bus, and asking Woz to sell his scientific calculator, the two raised enough money to create Apple Computers.
Apple IRelease date : July 1976Introductory price : US$666.66CPU : MOS 6502 @ 1 MHzMemory : 4 KB standard, expandable to 8 KB or 48 KBusing expansion cardsGraphics : 40×24 characters hardware-implementedscrolling
Apple• Jobs and Woz sold the Apple I in 1976 for $666, making over $776,000 from sales• In 1977, the two released the Apple II, a single board computer with onboard ROM and a color video interface.
The Macintosh• In 1984, Apple released the Macintosh, the first personal computer with a graphical user interface.• It had 128K of memory, and was expandable.• Along with the mouse, the Macintosh was the most revolutionary computer made up to that point.
The Second Coming of Jobs• In 1996, Apple bought NeXT, and with it came Steve Jobs.• In 2000, Jobs became the full CEO of Apple, after the success of the iMac, the first computer mainly marketed for its looks.
Return to Profitability and Innovation • Jobs continues to innovate the computer industry, spearheading projects like the iPod, iTunes and its Music Store, and high end computer • Under Jobs’ watch, Apple has entered a new phase of growth and profitability, fueled by his imagination and quest for perfection