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Steve Jobs was the co-founder and CEO of Apple. He also founded NeXT and was the majority shareholder of Pixar, both of which he was also CEO. Jobs is known as an icon of creativity and entrepreneurship. The prolific author Walter Isaacson released Jobs’ biography in October of 2011. Isaacson describes his major accomplishment as being a “creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.”

Jobs attended Reed College for a short period of time before dropping out in 1972. However, he continued to dabble with classes unofficially and came across a calligraphy course instructed by Robert Palladino. This course ended up being highly influential for Jobs as he attributed it to bringing multiple typefaces to the Mac.

Steve Jobs founded Apple with Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne in 1976. After a drawn out power struggle Jobs was pushed out of Apple in 1985. He then founded NeXT in 1985 and also funded the move of Lucasfilm’s Graphics Group to become its own corporation, which became Pixar in 1986. Just over a decade later in 1997, Jobs returned to Apple as they acquired NeXT. His return marked the beginning of a new era of success. He took over as CEO in July of 1997 and continued on until handing the position to Tim Cook on August 24, 2011 after increasing health problems. Jobs passed away on October 5, 2011.

Isaacson describes his major accomplishment as being a “creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.”

Steve Jobs Stories December 1

A new lot of Apple memorabilia is up for grabs at RR Auction starting today. Included in the new Science and Technology auction is a functional Apple-1 ‘Byte Shop’ computer hand-numbered by Steve Jobs, a Tim Cook-signed football, and more.

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Steve Jobs Stories October 11

A spooky podcast episode features a Steve Jobs AI being “interviewed” by a Joe Rogan AI – and the effect is mesmerizing, despite the flaws …

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Steve Jobs Stories September 7

For her last-ever Code Conference, Kara Swisher gathered Tim Cook, Jony Ive, and Laurene Powell Jobs on the same stage to reminisce on the life and legacy of Steve Jobs. Jobs was Swisher’s first interview at Code Conference 20 years ago, when it was called D: All Things Digital.

Head below for a roundup of some quotes from the wide-ranging interview between Swisher, Jobs, Cook, and Ive. Topics included stories on debates between Tim and Steve, designing with Jony, what Steve might be doing today, and much more.

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CodeCon 2022 held an interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook, former design chief Jony Ive, and Laurene Powell Jobs on Wednesday. Together they talked about the legacy of Steve Jobs and the impact he had on many people’s lives. Now they’ve all teamed up to launch the “Steve Jobs Archive” with important memories of Jobs.

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Steve Jobs Stories August 29

A very rare lot of Steve Jobs and Apple memorabilia went up for auction recently. Items included Steve Jobs’ prototype Apple-1 that was a turning point for the young company, signed items, as well as an unopened original iPhone and iPod. Here’s how much everything went for.

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Steve Jobs Stories July 21

When Steve Jobs first showed the NeXT cube in Boston in 1988, Charles Mann was there recording the presentation. Now, a special signature from Steve Jobs is up for bid at a large online auction from Charles Mann.

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Steve Jobs Stories July 7

Steve Jobs and other 16 people were awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom this Thursday. Last week, the Biden Administration has announced the recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom for this year, which included late Apple CEO and Cofounder Steve Jobs.

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Steve Jobs Stories July 1

The Biden Administration has announced the recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom for this year. Included among the list of 17 recipients is the late Apple CEO and cofounder Steve Jobs. The award will be posthumously presented to Jobs next week on July 7.

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Steve Jobs Stories May 3

After Steve: How Apple Became a Trillion-Dollar Company and Lost Its Soul, the new book by WSJ turned NYT technology reporter Tripp Mickle, and is out today. 9to5Mac received an advanced copy for review. Its pages split the reader’s time between tracking the origin and careers of Apple’s top two decision makers of the last several years, Tim Cook and Jony Ive, including much of what has already been documented publicly. New details around Scott Forstall’s last year at Apple, the origin of the Apple Watch, and telling moments during the early development of the fabled Apple Car project complement the narrative enough to keep the attention of the most tuned-in Apple observers.

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The father of the iPod, Tony Fadell is out today with his new book titled Build which includes 30 years of wisdom from his time as a creator and leader at Apple, working with Steve Jobs, and beyond. Written as a guide to “making things worth making,” Fadell’s book includes valuable advice on building everything from yourself and your career to products, teams, and businesses. Follow along for an in-depth interview where Fadell shares fascinating excerpts like what happened when Steve Jobs vacationed, what separates good assholes vs bad assholes, and much more.

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Steve Jobs Stories February 17

Apple geeks may be aware of the mystery of the handwritten Apple 1 serial number present on some of the surviving machines. Namely, no one knew how they got there.

Steve Wozniak said that he didn’t write them. Steve Jobs said the same. Daniel Kottke, who assembled and tested some of the boards, said it wasn’t him. Likewise for Byte Shop owner Paul Terrell, who bought a batch of 50 of them…

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Steve Jobs Stories February 15

If you’re looking for Steve Jobs memorabilia, an upcoming tech auction has a bunch of rare items, including an Apple Computers check signed by both Steves.

Other signed items include a job offer letter, a note about the future to a child, and a high school yearbook entry inviting his former school mates to ‘remember me as you may’ …

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Steve Jobs Stories October 6, 2021

Apple celebrated the tenth anniversary of Steve Jobs’s passing on Tuesday with a special version of its website homepage dedicated to the company’s cofounder. Along with a letter signed by Jobs’s family, Apple also shared a video called “Celebrating Steve,” which is now available on the company’s official YouTube channel.

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Steve Jobs Stories October 5, 2021

Today marks 10 years since Steve Jobs passed away, and Apple is honoring the late Apple cofounder with a tribute on its homepage. Meanwhile, Dell founder and CEO Michael Dell has sat down with CNET to discuss Jobs’ legacy — and spill the beans on a deal that Jobs proposed between Apple and Dell in 1997.

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Steve Jobs Stories October 4, 2021

Tomorrow, October 5, marks 10 years since Steve Jobs passed away at the age of 56. In remembrance of it having been 10 years since that day, former Apple design chief Jony Ive has penned a piece in the WSJ. Magazine remembering his final days with Jobs…

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Steve Jobs Stories September 22, 2021

Apple recently sold its two-billionth iPhone, according to a new analyst report, which argues that the Steve Jobs legacy is still evident in the iPhone 13.

In one way, Apple has greatly departed from a principle Steve demanded when he returned to the company in 1997: simplification of the product lineup. But an analyst argues that it’s another of Steve’s beliefs that is still driving Apple’s success today …

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Steve Jobs Stories August 24, 2021

Around 6:30 p.m. EST on August 24, 2011, Steve Jobs stepped down as the CEO of Apple. I remember sitting in my friend’s living room as the television switched to the breaking news. I was only in middle school at the time, but Steve’s influence had already weighed heavily on me. It was a difficult moment. As a kid I’d put together faux keynotes on our family iMac and presented my product ideas to an imaginary audience. I remember making movies about him at Apple Camp at my local Apple Store. His portraits even adorned my wall. He was my hero and I knew the moment that he resigned was the beginning of the end.

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Steve Jobs Stories August 20, 2021

Steve Jobs’ signed Apple II manual fetches $787k at auction, business card sells for $13k

Earlier this month, a lot of Steve Jobs memorabilia went up for auction including an Apple business card, a NeXT bomber jacket that he personally wore, a signed Apple II manual, and much more. Now with the auctions complete, here’s how much everything went for.

Tim Cook’s 4 a.m. starts are the stuff of legend. A new interview with Apple’s CEO opens with his explanation of why he’s at his desk by this time.

Alongside a lot of standard interview fare, a former Apple exec is cited declaring that Apple was more magical, more exciting, when Steve Jobs ran the company…

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Steve Jobs Stories August 5, 2021

After Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson writing an Elon Musk biography

Walter Isaacson ran into controversy when he wrote his lengthy biography on Apple cofounder Steve Jobs a decade ago. But that apparently hasn’t deterred him from tackling tech guru bios, as he is now writing an Elon Musk biography …

Steve Jobs Stories August 2, 2021

Steve Jobs’ personal bomber jacket, vintage business card, and more up for auction

A new lot of Steve Jobs and Apple memorabilia is up for auction this month including some interesting items. Along with a vintage Steve Jobs Apple Computer business card, there’s a NeXT bomber jacket that Jobs actually wore, Apple Computer Basic Program cassettes, and more.

Steve Jobs Stories July 28, 2021

We’ve seen Steve Jobs’ 1973 job application go for sale multiple times over the last few years, most recently this past March for over $200,000. Now the autographed memorabilia is up for auction again but this time with a twist. There’s an NFT version for sale at the same time as the physical document to see which one nets more.

Update 7/28: The auction face-off has ended with the original document selling for a new record of $343,000, about 12 times more than the NFT version.

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Steve Jobs Stories July 9, 2021

Apple certainly changed the music industry with the iPod and with the iTunes Music Store, which made it possible for customers to buy individual songs for very low prices. Interestingly, a 2003 email from none other than Bill Gates shows that other industry executives were quite surprised by Apple entering the music market.

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Steve Jobs Stories March 30, 2021

Swatch will own the One More Thing trademark in the UK, despite the fact that it achieved its current fame through Steve Jobs’s use of it in Apple keynote presentations.

Apple failed to persuade a court to block the trademark application, even though the judge agreed that Swatch’s motivation was likely dubious …

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