Steven Paul "Steve" Jobs (/ˈdʒɒbz/; February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an
American entrepreneur, marketer, and inventor, who was the co-founder (along with Steve
Wozniak and Ronald Wayne), chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc. Through Apple, he is widely
recognized as a charismatic pioneer of the personal computer revolution and for his influential
career in the computer and consumer electronics fields, transforming "one industry after another, from
computers and smartphones to music and movies". Jobs also co-founded and served as chief
executive of Pixar Animation Studios; he became a member of the board of directors of The Walt
Disney Company in 2006, when Disney acquired Pixar. Jobs was among the first to see the
commercial potential of Xerox PARC's mouse-driven graphical user interface, which led to the creation
of the Apple Lisa and, a year later, the Macintosh. He also played a role in introducing the LaserWriter,
one of the first widely available laser printers, to the market.
Stephen Gary "Steve" Wozniak:18 (born August 11, 1950), known as "Woz", is an
American inventor, electronics engineer and computer programmer who co-founded Apple Computer
(now Apple Inc.) with Steve Jobs and Ronald Wayne. Wozniak single-handedly designed both
theApple I and Apple II computers in the late 1970s. These computers contributed significantly to
the microcomputer revolution.
The original Apple Computer, also known retroactively as the Apple I, or Apple-1, is a personal computer
released by the Apple Computer Company (now Apple Inc.) in 1976. They were designed and hand-
built by Steve Wozniak. Wozniak's friend Steve Jobs had the idea of selling the computer. The Apple I
was Apple's first product, and to finance its creation, Jobs sold his only means of transportation, a VW
Microbus, and Wozniak sold his HP-65 calculator for $500. It was demonstrated in July 1976 at
the Homebrew Computer Club in Palo Alto, California.
Timothy Donald "Tim" Cook (born November 1, 1960 in Mobile, Alabama) is an American business
executive, and is the CEO of Apple Inc.Cook joined Apple in March 1998 as SVP of Worldwide
Operations and also served as EVP of Worldwide Sales and Operations and was COO until he was
named the CEO of Apple on August 24, 2011, succeeding Steve Jobs. Cook had previously served as
acting CEO of Apple after Jobs beganmedical leave in January 2011.
In early 2012, he was awarded compensation of 1 million shares, vesting in 2016 and 2021, by Apple's
Board of Directors. As of 2012, Cook's total compensation package of US$378 million makes him the
highest paid CEO in the world.
Sir Jonathan Paul "Jony" Ive, KBE RDI (born 27 February 1967) is an English designer and the Senior Vice President
of Design at Apple Inc. He oversees the Industrial Design Group, and also provides leadership and direction for
Human Interface (HI) software teams across the company. He is the designer of many of Apple's products,
including the MacBook Pro, iMac, MacBook Air, iPod, iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini and iOS 7. Steve Jobs
considered Ive to be his "spiritual partner at Apple," while Fortune magazine stated in 2010 that Ive's designs have
"set the course not just for Apple but for design more broadly."
The iPhone (retroactively labeled the original iPhone, iPhone 2G) is a smartphone that was designed and marketed
by Apple Inc. It is the first generation of iPhone and was announced on January 9, 2007 after years of rumors and
It was introduced in the United States on June 29, 2007. It featured quad-band GSM cellular connectivity with GPRS
and EDGE support for data transfer.
The iPhone (retroactively labeled the original iPhone, iPhone 2G) is a smartphone that was designed and
marketed by Apple Inc. It is the first generation of iPhone and was announced on January 9, 2007 after years of
rumors and speculation.
It was introduced in the United States on June 29, 2007. It featured quad-band GSM cellular connectivity with
GPRS and EDGE support for data transfer.
The iPhone 3GS, originally the iPhone 3G S, retroactively re-stylized the iPhone 3Gs, is a touchscreen
smartphone, designed and marketed by Apple Inc. It is the third generation iPhone, successor to the iPhone 3G. It was
introduced on June 8, 2009, at the WWDC 2009 which took place at the Moscone Center, San Francisco.
The iPhone 4 is an iOS smartphone developed by Apple Inc. Following a number of notable leaks, the iPhone 4
was first unveiled on June 7, 2010 at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, and was
released on June 24, 2010, in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany and Japan.
The iPhone 5 is a touchscreen smartphone developed by Apple Inc. It is the sixth generation of the iPhone,
succeeding the iPhone 4S and preceding the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. Formally unveiled as part of a press event
on September 12, 2012, it was released on September 21, 2012. The iPhone 5 featured major design changes in
comparison to its predecessor. These included an aluminum-based body which was thinner and lighter than
previous models, a taller screen with a nearly 16:9 aspect ratio, the Apple A6 system-on-chip, LTE support, and
Lightning, a new compact dock connector which replaces the 30-pin design used by previous iPhone models.
iPhone 5S (marketed with a stylized lowercase 's' as iPhone 5s) is a smartphone developed by Apple Inc. It is
part of the iPhone line, and was released on September 20, 2013. Apple held an event to formally introduce
the phone, and its mid-range counterpart, the iPhone 5C, on September 10, 2013.