Late Apple Co-founder Steve Jobs was born 64 years ago today, February 24, 1955. Jobs passed away on October 5, 2011, following a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer. He co-founded Apple, along with Steve Wozniak. Jobs also saved the company from the brink of extension, making a triumphant return to the company after being ousted 12 years before.
Current Apple CEO Tim Cook on Sunday honored Jobs by sharing a brief video of a pond at Apple Park, Apple’s new headquarters in Cupertino, CA. Apple Park was a dream of of the Apple co-founder, unfortunately he didn’t live to see his dream to completion.
The company has honored Jobs by naming the theater at Apple Park the Steve Jobs Theater. The entrance to the 1,000-seat auditorium is a 20-foot-tall glass cylinder, 165 feet in diameter, supporting a metallic carbon-fiber roof.
Steve’s vision is reflected all around us at Apple Park. He would have loved it here, in this place he dreamed up — the home and inspiration for Apple’s future innovations. We miss him today on his 64th birthday, and every day. pic.twitter.com/yRrTiA1iyz
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) February 24, 2019
Jobs co-founded Apple with Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne in 1976, offering the Apple I home computer in kit form for $666.66. The firm went one to introduce the Apple II home computer to a receptive home and educational marketplace.
The company went on to introduce the Macintosh computer in 1984 before Jobs was pushed out in a power struggle in 1985. Jobs went on to found NeXT computer that same year, which was acquired by Apple in 1997. That move lead to Jobs’ returning to the company he loved.
Under Jobs, Apple went on to introduce the iPod, iPhone, and iPad. He also made the decision to power the company’s fading Mac lineup with Intel processors.
Jobs died on October 5th, 2011 at the age of 56. He had suffered from complications related to pancreatic cancer in the time leading up to his death.
Happy Birthday Steve, you are missed.