Today Marks Steve Jobs' 64th Birthday as MacRumors Turns 19

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Former Apple CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs was born on February 24, 1955, and if he were still alive, today would mark his 64th birthday.

    Jobs not only founded Apple alongside Steve Wozniak in 1976 and directed the development of some of the first personal computers, but he also brought Apple back from the brink of failure even after being ousted from the company he created.

    In the 2000-2010s, Jobs was responsible for not only saving Apple, but then building it into one of the largest companies in the world. The introduction of the iPod in 2001 and iPhone in 2007 represented industry-changing products that have sold hundreds of millions of units.


    Steve Jobs passed away on October 5, 2011, at the age of 56. Jobs had been suffering with complications related to pancreatic cancer in the years leading up to his death. Jobs has obviously affected the world with his contributions to Apple, and his death impacted us all. The article of his passing cites many reactions and photos from around the world.

    Coincidentally, MacRumors shares the same birthday as Steve Jobs and was created on February 24, 2000. Today, the site turns 19 years old, and we are grateful for our dedicated readers, community members, and volunteers.

    Update: Apple CEO Tim Cook has shared a tweet reflecting on how Steve Jobs would have loved Apple Park, the campus Jobs conceptualized before he passed away.

    Article Link: Today Marks Steve Jobs' 64th Birthday as MacRumors Turns 19
  2. Theyayarealivin macrumors 6502


    Jun 18, 2013
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    Thank you for everything Steve Jobs and MacRumors. We love you!!!
  3. jobesucks macrumors member


    Jul 22, 2010
  4. needfx macrumors 68040


    Aug 10, 2010
    macrumors apparently
  5. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

    Sep 27, 2008
    Thank you Steve and thank you MacRumors! I greatly admire both of you!!
  6. Applebot1 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 4, 2014
    I’ve been reading Macrumors longer than shown in my profile. Great site and hope it carry’s on.

    Miss Steve’s keynotes and vision. Not replaceable. Apple isn’t the same and we can discuss this all day long without anyone agreeing!! I do feel Apple need to show more innovation and take risks. They need cheaper products that can hook new customers into their eco system.
    Just like the iPod did.:)
  7. cuencap macrumors regular

    Dec 12, 2011
  8. otternonsense macrumors 65816


    Jul 25, 2016
  9. arn macrumors god


    Staff Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Apple started on April 1.
  10. Radon87000 macrumors 604

    Nov 29, 2013
    The day he passed away is the day the Apple I loved, died. Hands down one of the pioneer inventors of the century.
  11. usarioclave macrumors 65816

    Sep 26, 2003
  12. Peace macrumors Core


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    I started on April 1st


    Happy birthday Steve and MR !
  13. SBlue1 macrumors 65816


    Oct 17, 2008
    Happy Birthday MR! :)
  14. MacFather, Feb 24, 2019
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2019

    MacFather macrumors 6502a


    Mar 16, 2012
    Steve Jobs's magic, unconventional thinking and risk-taking is all but gone from Apple. What remains are the high premium prices.
  15. entropyfl macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2009
    Just made me realise how young he died! Such a shame
  16. ksec, Feb 24, 2019
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2019

    ksec macrumors 6502a

    Dec 23, 2015
    Steve, the Apple Fans miss you. There isn't a single day goes by without thinking of you.

    Apple's Keynote has been very dull without you. "Cant innovate my ass" TrashCan got his ass burned by GPUs, it may have hurt his bottom too much we still didn't get a replacement. I wish you have used the new Butterfly Keyboard, I know you probably like it, it is thinner, and marvel of its craftsmanship, but then once you started typing a missing letter and repeating letter for a few moment you would have throw the god damn thing to the wall and yell at your team to either fix it or redesign it.

    The yard stick of quality, when nothing seems to be good enough for you.
  17. justperry, Feb 24, 2019
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2019

    justperry macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
    I miss the showman, that's about it, oh, and the little things which made Apple, like the Magsafe, glowing Apple Logo amongst others.

    I also miss the MR of more than a decade ago, times change, it's not MR's fault that there are so many trolls here nowadays, Happy Birthday.

    Prices were high or even higher before most even knew Apple, that doesn't mean I don't agree, just look at Macs nowadays, for instance the MBP, they got substantially more expensive in Europe, like €400-500 more than 4-5 years ago.
    Blame the greediness of Wallstreet.
  18. Shalev macrumors member


    Jul 18, 2015
    thank you steve.
    he made the world a better place with his desire to create tools that will push the individual, without his vision and philosophy the life would look different now.
  19. bladerunner2000 macrumors 68020


    Jun 12, 2015
    Jobs never really invented anything. He slapped a bunch of things together... even then, it wasn't his own doing. He had vision, but it's not like you ever saw him writing code or soldering anything or trying to figure out how to fit 5,000 mp3s into a pocketable device.
  20. pika2000 macrumors 603

    Jun 22, 2007
    What’s gone is the reality distortion field and exemplary keynote performances. Other than those, Apple products themselves actually still follow what Jobs has visioned, considering Jonny Ive is still with the company.
  21. ThomasJL, Feb 24, 2019
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2019

    ThomasJL macrumors 6502a

    Oct 16, 2008
    Today being Steve Jobs’s 64th birthday is exceptionally special because The Beatles were one of his favorite musical artists, and one of The Beatles’s popular songs is titled “When I’m Sixty-Four.”

    Happy Birthday, Steve! Happy Birthday, MacRumors! Thank you, Steve. Thank you, MacRumors.
  22. 341328 Suspended

    Jul 18, 2009
    So what.
  23. bladerunner2000 macrumors 68020


    Jun 12, 2015
    Don't call him an inventor. That's what.

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