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Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs was born on February 24, 1955, and had he not passed away in 2011 at the age of 56, today would have marked his 65th birthday. Jobs founded Apple alongside Steve Wozniak in 1976, and he was at the forefront of the personal computer revolution with machines like the Apple 1, Apple II, and the original Macintosh with its now-iconic name.

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Jobs was ousted from Apple in 1985 after disagreements with then-CEO John Sculley, and after his departure, Apple struggled and was on the brink of failure. Jobs returned to Apple in 1997 after his company, NeXT, was acquired, and he proceeded to lead the company to the wild success that it enjoys today.

Many of Apple's most important products were developed under Jobs' leadership, including the iPod, iPhone, iPad, iTunes, the App Store, the MacBook, the iMac, and more. and his design philosophies and drive for perfection continue to shape Apple even nine years after his death.

Apple CEO Tim Cook has often said that Jobs' DNA - his taste, his thinking, his dedication to hard work, and his lust for innovation - will "always be the foundation of Apple."

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There is not a single Apple product on the market that has not been influenced by Steve Jobs, and that even extends to many non-Apple products. Smartphones today look the way they do because Steve Jobs led the development of the all-screen no-keyboard iPhone in 2007.

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Millions of lives have been improved by Apple devices, and Apple's iPhones, iPads, and Macs are some of the most popular products on the planet. Apple has more than 1.5 billion active devices around the world, which is astounding, and there are always new and exciting projects on the horizon.

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New iPhones are released on a yearly basis, iPads are now as powerful as computers, Macs get better with each iteration, and Apple is working on intriguing future technology like AR/VR headsets and even a car.

As always, Apple fans around the world will celebrate Steve Jobs and all of his accomplishments today, and we can also expect to hear from Apple executives like Tim Cook, who often honors Jobs on his birthday.

Article Link: Today Would Have Been Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs' 65th Birthday
 
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CarlJ

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Happy birthday, Steve.

I think if he came back today, he would complain about some of the things Tim has done, but then, I think he would have done the same about anyone who was now in charge of his company, because Steve had very strong and very particular opinions - which is what made him great.
 
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MacBH928

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Jobs greatest ability was to use scientific tech to make it simple enough and improves the average person's life. I wonder what he would have done and what would his stance be about privacy and data collection.
 
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UK-MacAddict

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Jobs greatest ability was to use scientific tech to make it simple enough and improves the average person's life. I wonder what he would have done and what would his stance be about privacy and data collection.

Being an immensely private person himself I’d assume he’d have been a big advocate for privacy.
 
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nylonsteel

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sad and sobering he passed at age 56
but he left his mark in modern computing
the master disruptor
 
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jdoyle

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One of a kind. Man oh man Apple have become so dull without his visionary leadership. The innovation has all dried up. I worked there around the time he returned. They were literally three weeks away from closing the doors. Its the most amazing turnaround in business history and it's because he brought the heart and soul back to Apple.
 
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