Late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was born 67 years ago today, February 24, 1955. Jobs passed away on October 5, 2011, following an extended battle with pancreatic cancer.
Jobs co-founded Apple, along with Steve Wozniak. Jobs also saved the company from the brink of extinction, making a triumphant return to the company after being ousted 12 years before.
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 on to introduce the Apple II home computer to a receptive home and educational marketplace.
The company introduced 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 led 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.