An era in the IT world seems to end with Steve Jobs resign as the CEO from the Apple Inc.
It is no unknown to the people that, the person, who started the company in a garage and made it to one of the most respectable companies in the world – named Steve Jobs lived a life so far which is an icon in itself and a lot of the same is already written and will keep hitting the media for the generations. Even his biography is so inspirational that the fake version of the same hit the bookstores already.
Apple Inc.’s board of directors have announced on August 24, 2011 at Cupertino, California, that Steve Jobs has resigned as the Chief Executive Officer and the Board has named Tim Cook, as the new CEO of the company. Cook was holding the position of COO (Chief Operating Officer) of the company till now. Jobs has been elected as the Chairman of the Board and Cook will join the Board, soon.
Source: Apple Inc. News and Media
A few less known things about Steve Jobs:
Mona Simpson, a novelist by profession, is sister of Steve Jobs. It is well known that, Steve Jobs was born to his parents when they were not married and hence put in for adaptation by his biological parents. He met his sister in his adulthood, he in fact didn’t knew that he has a sister for very long (Until ’90s). They both were grown up without knowing about each other and have been remarkable in the field chosen by both. Mona’s first novel “Anywhere but Here” was the best seller and later adapted into a film in 1999. Like brother, like sister.
Ref: Mona Simpson Page on Wikipedia .
Same way less known is the name of his biological father Abdulfattah Jandali, who is a a political science professor and a Syrian Muslim.
Breakout, this is the name of the game Steve Jobs made earlier in his life.
Steve Jobs and Apple over a timeline
|1976||Apple Computer is founded and Apple 1 is introduced.|
|1980||Apple goes public via IPO. Job’ stake is 15% in the same.|
|1983||The Apple Lisa was released, which was highly inspired by XEROX’s user interface.|
|1984||The Macintosh was introduced.|
|1985||Jobs was ousted from Apple. He started NEXT, a computer hardware and software company.|
|1986||Jobs bought Pixar for $10 million from George Lucas (the Star Wars fame).|
|1988||The Next Cube was released.|
|1993||Jobs released half of the employees of Next, and converted it in a Software company.|
|1995||Toy Story was released, which was prepared at Pixar. It was probably the first full-length film which was prepared on computers. Later the year Pixar gone public, Jobs have 80% stake.|
|1996||Apple acquired Next.|
|1997||Jobs became interim CEO of Apple by replacing board. "Think Different" campaign is also launched this year.|
|1998||iMac debut year. Apple started profiting again. iMac was the fastest selling Macintosh ever. "A bugs Life" movie by Pixar was released.|
|2000||Jobs became the permanent CEO of Apple, who stepped down later in 2011.|
|2001||Apple stores launched. iTunes launched. iPod launched. OS X operating system launched.|
|2003||Jobs is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. "Finding Nemo" by Pixar was released.|
|2004||Jobs underwent cancer surgery and disclosed the same. "The Incredibles" by Pixar was released.|
|2005||iPod Nano is launched which was a huge hit.|
|2006||Pixar is sold to Disney, Jobs remain the largest shareholder in the same. "Cars" by Pixar was released.|
|2007||iPhone was introduced. Apple stock hit to a record ($199.83 a share).|
|2008||Apple revealed Macbook Air, an ultrathin sleek metal laptop with width of 13 inches.|
|2009||iPhone 3G launched, which was cheaper and faster than its predecessors.|
|2010||Apple shares hit an all-time high, eclipsing $300. They updated MacBook Air laptop, iLife suite of applications, and unveiled Mac OS X Lion, the latest installment in their Mac OS X operating system.|
An internal Apple memo from Jobs announced that he will once again take a medical leave of absence, for an indefinite period, to allow him to focus on his health.
Apple unveiled its new online storage and syncing service for music, photos, files and software—iCloud.
Apple has bigger financial reserves than the US government, 76.4 billion US dollars, compared with the government’s 73.7 billion (based on July 2011 figures).
On August 24, 2011 Steve Jobs resigned his position as Chief Executive Officer of Apple.
Jobs is now Apple’s chairman. Prior to this, Apple did not have a chairman and instead had two co-lead directors, Andrea Jung and Arthur D. Levinson, who continue with those titles.