Apple co-founder Steve Jobs dies at 56

The Apple co-founder, Steven P. Jobs, had died at the age of 56. Jobs was born in San Francisco on Feb. 24, 1955 to Syrian immigrant father Abdulfattah Jandali and Joanne Carole Schieble who put him up for adoption as they were not married at that time. Paul Jobs and his wife Clara adopted the newborn and gave him their name.

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During his High School days in Cupertino, California, Jobs met a five year senior to him, Steve Wozniak. Wozniak like making machines and electronic circuit and Jobs was looking to do something in computer. In April 1976 they launched Apple Computer in Jobs’ parents’ garage. Apple’s contribution to the innovation of consumer electronics including products like Apple, Apple II, Macintosh, iMac, iPod, iPhone and iPad were designed and marketed under Jobs’ leadership. The Apple history can be seen in our previous post of the Apple time-line from 1976-2010.

Jobs was treated for pancreatic cancer in 2003 and he underwent liver transplant in 2009. In his last days, Jobs resigned from the post of chief executive officer of Apple last month (August, 2011).

In a statement, Apple has said:

We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today. Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve.\

Some photos of Steve Jobs in different stages of his life:

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Steve Jobs introducing the Apple II in 1977. The Apple II was the first computer with a keyboard and a color screen. (Photo credit – Apple Inc.)

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1984, Jobs showing Apple IIc computer with Apple CEO John Sculley and co-founder Steve Wozniak (Photo Credit – Sal Veder)

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Jobs showing NExT workstation in San Francisco in 1985. After he was forced to leave Apple, he founded Next Computer at the age of 30.

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1999, Jobs shows Power Mac G4 computer (Photo credit – John G. Mabanglo)

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Jobs showing iPod Mini at the 2004 Macworld Conference and Expo in San Francisco

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2005 – showing new iPod nano

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Jobs show iPhone, a combined iPod and a phone, at the 2007 MacWorld conference.

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Showing Macbook Air in the 2008 MacWorld conference

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