And then we wake up in a world without Steve Jobs…he pasted on his life in August writing a letter on the Apple legacy and how they (this Apple team) can keep Apple alive! ironically Steve Jobs passes away after the ‘let’s talk iPhone’ event….as he’s saying: “ok guys keep it up, a job well done. It’s safe to close the door…”
I’ll remember him as one of the big influencers of PC era, who creative ideas where always ahead of time. His vision on business was unique. His complete integration of hardware and software made Apple the NeXT brand to be. He made the switch into the web world, creating one of the most viral brands online ever (up untill now)….
Will Apple keep this up….yes if they stay foolish and creative. They have to be tot keep his legacy alive!
Key Moments in the life of Steve Jobs (1955 – 2011)
1977 – Apple II
One of the first affordable computers are marketed.
1984 – MacIntosh
The first computer with a graphical interface and controlled with a “mouse”.
Launched with the legendary “1984” commercial.
1985 – 1996 – NeXT era
Not a commercial succes but the basics of the www from Tim Berners Lee are build on the NeXT platform.
1998 – iMAC
The Internet central colourful computer was the start of a vast success for the re-born Apple brand.
2001 – iPOD
Not the first portable music player, but by far the most easy to use design for a portable music player. Together with iTunes one of the biggest creations ever!
2007 – iPhone
“Today we re-invent the mobile phone” With a slim design and touch screen the iPhone created a new buzz amongst cell phone use. Apps were added not much later, which made the iPhone a 360 device for a lot of tasks, know how, ….
2008 – Mac Book Air
The end of Murphy’s law regarding the vast growth of hard disk memory space. The MacBook Air only used flash memory!
2010 – iPAD
The low price for this tablet computer and it’s user-friendly Apple look and feel made it an instant success!