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  • The Life of Steve Jobs and Apple at a Glance
  • Young Steven Jobs  Born on February 24th, 1955 in San Francisco, California  Put up for adoption a week after birth  Adoption was finalized under the condition that Steven would attend college
  • Education  Skipped 5th grade  Took his first electronics class in high school  After school, attended lectures at the Hewlett-Packard company where he met Steve Wonzniak during work
  • Education (Cont.)  Graduated high school in 1972  Enrolled in Reed College in Oregon  Dropped out after one semester  Slept on his friends dorm room floor and dropped in on classes of interest
  • The Beginning of A Career  Returned to California in 1974 and was hired as a technician for Atari  Attended meetings at Wozniak’s “Homebrew Computer Club”  Steve convinced Wozniak to work with him in building computers
  • Apple  Born on April 1st, 1976  Apple I designed and prototype built  First single board computer with built- in video interface
  • Apple (Cont.)  Apple II designed in the following year  Operating System loaded automatically  Smaller Components & built-in circuitry  In 1976, Jobs looked to hire a public relations agency to help advertise
  • Smooth Sailing  Most investors turned Apple down  Retired Intel executive Mike Markkula decided to invest  Markkula became chairman of Apple in May 1977
  • Smooth Sailing (Cont.)  Became publicly traded company in 1980  Launched LISA in 1983  First commercial computer to use GUI  Unpopular due to its few software programs and high price
  • Smooth Sailing (Cont.)  Macintosh created to compete with PC  Marketed for friendliness, not just a mindless machine  Very popular – sold approximately 70,000 Macs in the first 100 days
  • The Downfall  Sales began to plunge  Wozniak quit Apple in 1985  Board members of Apple met on May 28th, 1985 and each voted on the removal of Steve from the company
  • Still Looking Up  After taking time off, Jobs wanted to get back to Apple and his love for computers  Decided to start his own company  Founded NeXT Computer in 1989
  • Still Looking Up (Cont.)  NeXT turned a profit for the first time in 1992  NeXT software needed to be made more reliable and compatible for consumers  Company slowly starts going downhill
  • Still Looking Up (Cont.)  Jobs was criticized for wasting money that belonged to the company in 1993  Closed a NeXT factory in that February  Laid off half of the employees and stopped making computers
  • Still Looking Up (Cont.)  Jobs had to make drastic decisions  Microsoft purchased NeXT software  Microsoft came up with $150 million to stake in Apple  Saved a dying company.
  • Still Looking Up (Cont.)  Jobs management style had drastically changed  Relaxed and was open to suggestions  Employees commented that Jobs made experimenting with electronics fun
  • Still Looking Up (Cont.)  Jobs began looking into alternatives to Object Linking and Embedding  Created OpenDoc  Jobs was very serious about this
  • Still Looking Up (Cont.)  NeXT STEP software was being turned into Mac OS X  Under Jobs’ guidance the company increased sales  Introduced the iMac and other new products
  • Still Looking Up (Cont.)  Jobs held the title of ICEO  Very influential impact on the Apple company  By the year 2000, he created even greater advances in new technology
  • The New Beginning  In early 2000, Pixar leads animated film industry  Later that month, Jobs announced his return to the CEO position  Insisted on keeping his $1 annual salary
  • The New Beginning (Cont.)  Although his salary was low, the company granted him ten million shares of Apple stock worth hundreds of millions
  • The New Beginning (Cont.)  First project as CEO was the G4 Cube  Was too expensive and didn’t satisfy a certain market  Lasted only twelve months in Apple’s line-up
  • The New Beginning (Cont.)  The next step for Steve was his newest operating system, Mac OS X  The future of Apple
  • The New Beginning (Cont.)  Apple wanted software to sync up digital devices  Was turned down by most companies  Jobs took matters into his own hands and created iLife suite.
  • The New Beginning (Cont.)  In 2001, Jobs opened Apple retail stores so customers could: 1. Try out computers 2. Test software 3. Meet with salespeople  This was a large risk but he knew that people would want to buy them
  • Portable Audio Revolution  Less than a year after iTunes was released, Apple released the iPod  Originally only for Mac users  In July 2002, the new iPod was available for Windows users as well  Sales skyrocketed and 75% of MP3 players are iPods
  • Portable Audio Revolution (Cont.)  In eight weeks, five million songs were sold on iTunes  Took over 80% of the legal music downloading market
  • More Successful Changes  June 6th, 2005, Jobs announced switch from PowerPC chips to Intel chips.  This would conserve energy on PowerBook and iBook
  • More Successful Changes (Cont.)  October 2005, 5th generation of iPod was introduced  Could play music videos and TV shows  Jobs announced the opening of the iTunes video store
  • Pixar  Pixar was Jobs’ second company  Swept the box office with its animated films  On January 24th, 2006, Disney bought out Pixar for $7.4 billion
  • Conclusion  Despite a recent scare with pancreatic cancer, Jobs is back in health and doing just fine  Jobs is an influential man who learned from his failures and gained maturity from them  True role model
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