Steve Jobs Timeline
Timeline Description: Steve Jobs (born February 24, 1955), one of the founders of Apple Computer, changed technology as we know it. He brought us the first home computers, the first smart phone and the first tablet computers.

Date Event
February 24, 1955 Steve Jobs' Birth

Steve Jobs was born to Abdulfattah Jandali and Joanne Schieble. He was adopted as a young infant by Paul and Clara Jobs
1960 Jobs Family Moved to Mountain View

In 1960, the Jobs family moved to Mountain View in Santa Clara County, California. Today, this is commonly called Silicon Valley.
1968 Job at HP

In 1968, 13-year-old Steve Jobs got his first job, working at Hewlett-Packard in the summer after speaking directly to Bob Hewlett.
1969 Met Steve Wozniak

At 14, Jobs met Steve Wozniak. Wozniak was five years older, but the two shared a love for electronics.
1972 Blue Boxes

Jobs and Wozniak build and sell illegal blue boxes, allowing users to make telephone calls for free.
1973 Reed College

Jobs enrolled at Reed College, but dropped out after a semester. He moved to a hippie commune after dropping out. Jobs later takes a job working for Atari.
March 1976 Apple I

In 1976, Wozniak and Jobs show the first board for the Apple I at the Homebrew Computer Club. On April 1, Jobs, Wozniak and Ron Wayne incorporate as Apple Computer.
April 17, 1977 Apple II

From a humble beginning in Jobs' garage, Apple Computer is continuing to grow. They show the Apple II at the West Coast Computer Fair.
December 12, 1980 Apple Goes Public

Apple Computer entered the stock market in 1980, making Jobs, already successful, remarkably wealthy.
January 24, 1984 Macintosh Introduced

In January 1984, Macintosh was introduced at the Apple Shareholders meeting.
September 17, 1985 NeXT Founded

After a coup at Apple that stripped Jobs of executive responsibility, he, along with some other individuals from Apple, founded NeXT.
January 30, 1986 Pixar

Jobs purchased the computer animation division of George Lucas' ILM and incorporates it as Pixar.
April 1989 Entrepreneur of the Decade

As NeXT and Pixar grew, Jobs was named entrepreneur of the decade by Inc. Magazine.
May 1991 Pixar Signed Deal with Disney

In May 1991, Pixar, now solely devoted to animation with no remaining hardware production, signed to produce a feature length film with Disney. The feature film, released several years later, is Toy Story. After the release of Toy Story, Pixar goes public, making Jobs a billionaire.
December 1996 Apple Purchased NeXT

In December 1996, Apple purchased the NeXT operating system and brought Jobs back onboard as an advisor. He returns to his former role as CEO in July 1997.
October 23, 2001 Release of the first iPod

The now successful Apple released the first iPod in 2001. Jobs had no idea how much it would change the company or technology.
2003 Diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer(Fall 2003)

In the fall of 2003, Jobs was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, but refused traditional medical treatments in favor of alternative therapies. He finally opts for surgery in August 2004.
January 9, 2007 The iPhone

In January 2007, Jobs introduced the item most closely associated with Apple today: the iPhone. The iPhone 3G followed in 2008.
April 2009 Liver Transplant

After taking a medical leave of absence, Jobs, only weeks from death, had a liver transplant.
2010 Release of iPad and iPhone 4

In 2010, Jobs announced the release of the first tablet, the iPad, and an improved iPhone, the iPhone 4.
August 24, 2011 Resigned

On August 24, 2011, Jobs resigned from Apple, handing the reigns to Tim Cook. His health had worsened.
October 5, 2011 Death of Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs died at home on October 5, 2011, surrounded by his family.