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Insanely Great Products and Accomplishments of Steve Jobs … “One More Thing”

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Ten successful products just don’t define Steve Jobs. They’re just the tip of the iceberg of innovation at Apple. Here are the milestones of Steve Jobs, explained with YouTube videos. Give it a little time to load.

Which product below was not produced under the leadership of Steve Jobs?


Apple I video — originally the computer was a kit. The user had to find a keyboard on their own.

1. Apple I
The original Apple Computer, later known as Apple I, released by the Apple Computer Company (now Apple Inc.) in 1976. Units were designed and hand-built by Steve Wozniak in a Steve Job’s parents’ garage. Wozniak’s friend Steve Jobs had the idea of selling the computer. The Apple I was Apple’s first product, and to finance its creation, Jobs sold his VW van. The Apple Computer was demonstrated in April 1976 at the Homebrew Computer Club in Palo Alto, California.


Apple II video.

2. Apple II — Apple ][
The Apple II — an 8-bit home computer — was one of the first highly successful mass-produced microcomputer products. Apple II was designed primarily by Steve Wozniak, manufactured by Apple Computer and introduced in 1977.



Apple /// video.

3. Apple III Apple ///
The Apple III (often rendered as Apple ///) was a business-oriented personal computer intended as the successor to the Apple II series, but largely considered a failure in the market. Development work on the Apple III started in late 1978. Apple III had reliability issues and damaged the reputation of Apple. Steve Jobs insisted on the idea of no fan or air vents — he didn’t like noise, and many Apple III’s experienced heating issues. The troubled computer was considered an early learning experience in the battle between industrial design and computer reliability.


The Lisa 1 is an extremly rare computer – it is believed that only 20 Lisa 1 still exist worldwide.

4. Apple Lisa
The Apple Lisa —- also known as the Lisa — was a personal computer designed by Apple Computer, Inc. during the early 1980s. Development of the Lisa began in 1978 as a powerful personal computer with a graphical user interface (GUI,) targeted toward business customers.

In 1982, Steve Jobs was forced out of the Lisa project, so he joined the Macintosh project instead. The Macintosh is not a direct descendant of Lisa, although there are obvious similarities between the systems and the final revision, the Lisa 2/10, was modified and sold as the Macintosh XL.


The commercial that introduced the Apple Macintosh Computer to the world.


Demo of the first Apple Macintosh by Steve Jobs, January 1984, in front of 3000 people. Andy Hertzfeld captured the moment quite well in his retelling: “Pandemonium reigns as the demo completes. Steve has the biggest smile I’ve ever seen on his face, obviously holding back tears as he is overwhelmed by the moment. The ovation continues for at least five minutes before he quiets the crowd down.”

5. Apple Macintosh 1984
The first Macintosh was introduced on January 24, 1984; it was the first commercially successful personal computer to feature a mouse and a graphical user interface rather than a command-line interface. The Macintosh or currently Mac, is a series of several lines of personal computers designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc. Steve Jobs would be fired from Apple in May 1985.


Steve Jobs demonstrating a NeXT computer.

6. NeXT
After leaving Apple, Jobs founded NeXT Computer in 1985 with $7 million. A year later, Jobs was running out of money, and with no product on the horizon, he appealed for venture capital. Eventually, he attracted the attention of billionaire Ross Perot who invested heavily in the company. NeXT workstations were first released in 1990, priced at $9,999. Like the Apple Lisa, the NeXT workstation was technologically advanced, but was largely dismissed as cost-prohibitive by the educational sector for which it was designed. NeXT software would become important in the future Macintosh operating system OS X.


Toy Store Official Trailer (1995).

7. Pixar
In 1986, Jobs acquired “The Graphics Group” (later renamed Pixar) from Lucasfilm’s computer graphics division for the price of $10 million, $5 million of which was given to the company as capital.

The new company, which was originally based at Lucasfilm’s Kerner Studios in San Rafael, California. Pixar was relocated to Emeryville, California, and was initially intended to be a high-end graphics hardware developer. After years of unprofitability selling the Pixar Image Computer, it contracted with Disney to produce a number of computer-animated feature films, which Disney would co-finance and distribute.

The first film produced by the partnership, Toy Story, brought fame and critical acclaim to the studio when it was released in 1995. You know the rest.

In 1996, Apple announced that it would buy NeXT for $429 million. The deal was finalized in late 1996, with the return of Steve Jobs to the company he had co-founded. Jobs became de facto chief after Apple CEO Gil Amelio was ousted in July 1996.


The ‘Getting Started’ video that came with Apple’s Newton.

8. Apple Newton
FLASHBACK: The Newton platform was an early personal digital assistant and the first tablet platform developed by Apple, the second platform being iOS, used in the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Development of the Newton platform started in 1987, the first MessagePad was released in 1993, and was officially terminated by Steve Jobs on February 27, 1998. Some electronic engineering and the manufacture of Apple’s Newton devices was done by Motorola.


Apple Imac Indigo Ad.

9. iMac G3
Introduced in 1998, the iMac G3 was the first model of the iMac line of personal computers. Like the first Macs, the iMac G3 was an all-in-one personal computer, encompassing both the monitor and the system unit in a single enclosure. Originally released in bondi blue and later a range of other brightly colored, translucent plastic casings, the iMac shipped with a keyboard and mouse in matching tints.


Taking a look at the device that began Apple’s resurgence, the 1st generation iPod.

10. Apple iPod.
The first Apple iPod was announced on October 23, 2001, and released on November 10, 2001.


The first iTunes commercial — Propellerheads ‘Take California’.


One of the well-known silhouette commercials — U2 Vertigo.


“One more thing,” Steve Jobs introduces the first MacBook Pro with and Intel processor.

11. MacBook Pro — Intel
The MacBook Pro was the first Mac notebook to use an Intel processor, and was released at Macworld 2006. The introduction involved the notebook name change from PowerBook to MacBook Pro.


Video from MacWorld 2007 were Steve Jobs introduced the original iPhone.

12. Apple iPhone
The first iPhone was unveiled by former Apple CEO Steve Jobs on January 9, 2007, and released on June 29, 2007. The 5th generation iPhone and iOS 5 were announced on October 4, 2011 — both to be released later in October. Steve Jobs died the day after the 5th generation iPhone and iOS 5 were announced.


Steve Jobs unveils the Apple iPad at the keynote on 27 January 2010.

13. Apple iPad
After announcing the iPad in January, Apple released the first iPad in April 2010, and sold 3 million of the devices in 80 days. During 2010, Apple sold 14.8 million iPads worldwide, representing 75 percent of tablet PC sales at the end of 2010.

The product not produced under the leadership of Steve Jobs?
Newton OS (and the MessagePads).

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