Steve Jobs, co-founder and CEO of Apple, had 241 patents registered in his name or as co-inventor when he passed away on October 5, 2011 at the age of 56. The most popular and ground-breaking of these inventions have changed how millions of people connect with one another at work, play, and in their free time.
Jobs, the father of the telegraph, was regarded as a genius on par with other notable innovators like Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell. He was also an amazingly successful CEO. Jobs transformed his business Apple from its humble beginnings in his parent's garage in Los Altos, California, in 1976 into one of the most valuable companies in the world today. The inventions of Steve Jobs have positively and permanently altered the lives of so many of us.
The Apple I, a sonal computer without a display, keyboard, or mouse, was developed by Jobs and his co-founder Steve Wozniak. It was introduced in 1976 with an initial selling price of $666.66.
The 1977 release of the Apple II was an upgrade and revision of the prior model, adding a keyboard, display, and new operating system. Wozniak made significant contributions to its design and new features that made it more extensible and simple to use. One of the first sonal microcomputers to be mass-produced, extensively used, and lucrative was the Apple II.
The Macintosh, commonly known as Mac, was first released in 1984. With its cutting-edge graphical interface and mousean effective, simple-to-use replacement for the keyboardit revolutionized the field of computer science. The Mac wasn't immediately a commercial success, but additional upgraded, enlarged, and improved modelsincluding a portable modelwere introduced during the following years with great financial success.
Jobs restructured the business as an animated film studio, branding it Pixar. With the creation of huge box office hits like 'Toy Story,' 'Wall-E,' and 'Finding Nemo,' Pixar went on to earn more than 25 Academy Awards and several other accolades. Jobs became the largest Disney stakeholder when he sold Pixar to The Walt Disney Company in 2006 for a price of $7.4 billion.
Launched in 2001, the iPod was essentially a computer hard drive with a pair of headphones and a control system added for functionality. On its hard drive, it let users to save and replay music and songs. The tunes may be purchased for as low as 99 cents at the iTunes store.
The 2007-released iPhone, which sat comfortably in your hand, let you to make and receive phone calls, watch movies, access your e-mail, browse the internet, and send and receive text messages. As newer generations of the smartphone were introduced, several other applications were added. Apple's iPad tablet The iPad tablet, another ground-breaking invention by Steve Jobs, included several laptop-like features. With a touch-screen interface, audio functionality, and internet access, the iPad is small and light.
Since Edison, no American invention has had such a significant and lasting impact on our lives.