11 Remarkable Victories of Steve Jobs on Apple

Steve Jobs real named Steven Paul Jobs wowed us. The man is the Walt Disney of the technology space – funny, in a way, as he's also Disney's largest shareholder. Apple, Pixar, Disney – three technology icons synonymous with magic.

With Steve Jobs Apple’s rise to prominence in the past 15 years has been phenomenal. From being months from bankruptcy in the late 1990s, when Jobs returned, the company recently overtook Exxon Mobil despite high oil prices underpinning the energy giant’s valuation — to become the most valuable company in the US.

Here the Top List of Greatest Victories of Steven Paul Jobs on Apple Inc.

1. The Apple I

The Apple I, Steven Paul Jobs
In 1976, Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne launched the Apple I, which was sold for $666.66.

2. 1984 Mac Commercial
Steven Paul Jobs, 1984 Mac Commercial
"1984" is an American television commercial which introduced the Apple Macintosh personal computer for the first time. It was conceived by Steve Hayden, Brent Thomas and Lee Clow at Chiat/Day, Venice, produced by New York production company Fairbanks Films, and directed by Ridley Scott. Budget $900,000.

3. Apple Macintosh
Apple Macintosh, Steven Paul Jobs
"Hello, I am Macintosh. Never trust a computer you cannot lift... I'm glad to be out of that bag" - talking Macintosh Computer.

In December, 1983, Apple Computers ran its' famous "1984" Macintosh television commercial, on a small unknown station solely to make the commercial eligible for awards during 1984. The commercial cost 1.5 million and only ran once in 1983, but news and talk shows everywhere replayed it, making TV history.

4. Steve Jobs Returns
Steve Jobs Returns, Steven Paul Jobs
In 1997, Apple had sunk into the dark years, with John Sculley, Michael Spindler, and Gil Amelio serving as chief executive. Flops like the Performa line sunk Apple's reputation. On July 9, 1997, Jobs returned as interim chief executive.

5. The iMac
The iMac, Steven Paul Jobs
On Aug. 15, 1998, Apple launched a new all-in-on computer: the iMac. Led by Jonathan Ive, the hardware team designed a simple, sleek computer with an important element: fun. The candy-coated hues would soon be copied by the entire PC industry.

6. The iPod
The iPod, Apple, Steven Paul Jobs
Until Oct. 23, 2001, Apple had always been thought of as a computer company. The iPod changed all that. It single-handedly destroyed competitors like Creative Technology, and made MP3 and AAC part of the lexicon.

7. The iPhone
The iPhone, Apple, Steven Paul Jobs
On Jan. 9, 2007, Apple and Jobs launched the iPhone, which took computing to the next level: mobile. While the phone might have been subpar, the iPhone's success was as an app platform, as it spawned an entire ecosystem.

8. The MacBook Air
The MacBook Air, Apple, Steven Paul Jobs
In 2008, Jobs and Apple launched the MacBook Air, a Macbook whose form factor once again became the talk of the industry. Jobs' reveal - pulling it out of a manilla envelope - was magic.

9. iTunes
iTunes, Apple, Apple Inc., Steven Paul Jobs
In 2003, Apple announced iTunes, the first Web store for music. Suddenly, the CD was dead. Later, iTunes became the platform for apps as well, and electronic storefronts became the place to buy electronics goods. (As a piece of software, however, iTunes has met with less praise.)

10. Jobs Scolds Reporters
Jobs Scolds Reporters, Apple,
In summer 2010, Apple was buffeted by reports that the iPhone held in a "death grip" could interfere with its reception. Jobs called a press conference, announced a free "bumper" case to alleviate the problem, and took a few reporters to task in the process. Perhaps not the greatest public-relations move, but vintage Jobs.

11. Jobs Scolds Reporters
The iPad, Apple, Steve Jobs
The iPad is a line of tablet computers designed, developed and marketed by Apple Inc. primarily as a platform for audio-visual media including books, periodicals, movies, music, games, and web content.

Until Jan. 27, 2010, when Apple introduced the iPad. Once considered to be a gimmick, the iPad has sold millions of units and, again, launched an entire new computing segment. Image by Google

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