Steve Jobs dies at 56. He was one of the best known and most successful entrepreneurs of the world, as well as computer to the object of desire: Apple co-founder of Steve Jobs has died at the age of 56. For some time, the Americans suffered from cancer.
They named him iGod, he has made computer sexy, with his inventions, the Apple group became the most valuable listed companies in the world. Now, the co-founder of US computer manufacturer Apple, Steve jobs, died, the Board of Directors of the company was announced by Wednesday (local time). He was died peacefully in his family. Jobs health severely wounded for a long time had only taken the position in August in Tim Cook. Jobs fell ill in 2004 of pancreatic cancer, in 2009, he received a new liver.
“In deep mourning we with inform, that Steve Jobs has died today. Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that have enriched our lives and improves. The world is a better place because of Steve.” it was said in the statement of Apple.
The company’s Web site was a black-and-white photo of jobs with the simple subtitle “Steve Jobs, 1955-2011”. The world have lost a “visionary”, President Barack Obama said. Jobs’ influence on the world will last many generations, Microsoft founder of Bill Gates paid tribute to the deceased in a statement.
As head of corporate jobs Apple of the defeat candidates had gradually made to one of the world’s leading technology groups. Since his return to the company in 1996, the stock almost to the thirty times included.
Under his leadership, Apple brought out IOS the Mac computer, iPod, iPhone and most recently the Tablet-PC. The products are a technology dotting and networked generation considered cult icons. For many Apple disciples, but also investors, the charismatic man with the black turtlenecks was considered irreplaceable.
In the late 1970s together with his friend Steve Wozniak computer club joined the homebrew, the heart of Silicon Valley, the hacker scene wore both beards and mop heads – and sold subversive. Wozniak had designed a blue box, which you could call for free and of course illegally. Already at that time, also at the design of the Apple I and Apple II, was Wozniak of hobbyists who ruled the technique – and jobs of the marketers, the seller. As a team, they created the world following the today’s most valuable IT group. But at some point it ran not more around between uncompromising jobs and the good-natured Wozniak – went “Woz”, Jobs took over the control.
This intransigence was the Apple at the end of the 1990s saved from the impending doom. Hardly any jobs in 1996 returned to Apple – the Group had set its founder in 1985 because of internal quarrels in front of the door – he thus began to clear everything out of the way, which was not his image of perfection.
The first mourner included the Cloners, companies that produce Mac Clones in license. Some of them were significantly more powerful, faster than the originals, made significant competition – the Macs and fit PC design obviously not in jobs’ idea of a Mac should look like. Jobs disbanded the lucrative licensing agreements, power computing for $100 million bought in the market-leading provider of clone without further ADO. The company adopted with full-page ads: “We lost our licence for speeding.”
You know what’s wrong?
With the same uncompromising jobs went ahead in the own company. The design of the Macintosh models approached more and more to the PC world, the units were beige-grey, a particularly ugly Macintosh was nicknamed “Beer”. To change this, jobs snubbed the top managers of the company when he declared at a meeting: “Do you know what’s wrong with this company? The products are lousy, they have no sex.” A statement that apparently made impression and freedom gave jobs to do, what he wanted.
A few months later the iMac suggested, the first since the 1984 Apple’s Macintosh computer, which was really different from the products in the PC world. If you bought it, exchanged performance against design. The machine lacked the usual ports for peripherals, instead he had installed the rarely used USB standard. Instead of using technical data Apple applied lumps Mac, but also with his otherness: “Sorry, no beige”. Jobs had begun the conversion of the group to the lifestyle company.