Steve Jobs

Timeline of Steve Jobs. He was an American business magnate, industrial designer, investor, and media proprietor. Best known for founding Apple Inc.


Reed College

In december 1973, Steve Jobs attend but later drops out of Reed College. He starts to travel through India until 1974. During his time in India, Steve Jobs becomes more interested in Buddhism.

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Wikipedia Reed College campus

Apple 1 Computer

After coming back from Traveling through India. Steve Jobs starts working on Apple I Computer together with Steve Woz. Steve Wozniak attended the first meeting of the Homebrew Computer Club in Gordon French's garage on March 5, 1975. He was so moved that he began work on what would become the Apple I computer right away.

Apple 1 Computer


Founding Apple Inc.

After creating the Apple I for himself and demonstrating it to the club, Wozniak and Steve Jobs distributed schematics (technical designs) for the computer to interested club members, as well as assisting some of them in building and testing prototypes. Then Steve Jobs proposed that they develop and sell a single etched and silkscreened circuit board just the bare board, no electronic components that customers could use to make computers. Wozniak predicted that laying out the board design would cost $1,000, with production costing a further $20 per board. The start of selling their first computer was set into motion. Later that year on the 1st of April in 1976 Apple Inc. was incorporated by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ron Wayne.

Founding Apple Inc.


Apple I went on sale

The Apple I went on sale in July 1976 for $666.66 because Wozniak "loved repeating numbers" and because the wholesale price of $500 increased by a third. The first units produced were used in high school math classes and donated to Liza Loop's Public Access Computer Center. About 200 were produced and all but 25 were sold within 9 or 10 months.


Macintosh is launched at Apple's annual shareholder meeting.

Steve leaves Apple

Job's left Apple and started a new computer firm NeXT.

Steve leaves Apple


Steve Jobs buys Pixar Animation Studios.


Steve Jobs marries Laurene Powel.

Toy Story

Toy Story work is haulted and becomes NeXT Software Inc.

Apple buys NeXT $400M

On 20 december 1996 Apple Inc announces the acquisition of NeXT

CEO Apple

Steve Jobs is back as CEO at Apple Inc.


First iPod is introduced and Apple opens retail stores.

Stanford University

Steve Jobs gives commencement speech at Stanford University. In the same year Steve Jobs unveils iWork, the Mac mini, iPod shuffle and Mac OS X 10.4.


Introduction iPhone, Apple TV and iPod Touch. Apple Computers becomes Apple Inc.

Medical leave

Jobs takes medical leave for six months and has surgery for liver transplant.


Jobs introduces iPad, iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4G and new Macbook Air.

Steve Jobs Resigns

Steve Jobs resigned his position as CEO of Apple.

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On 5th of October 2011 Steve Jobs passes away.