An early computer visionary, Jobs pushed to develop an elegant machine with a user-friendly interface that put the ''personal'' in personal computer.
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The '1984' ad (1984)
The original Mac got an iconic introduction to the world with Apple's classic Super Bowl commercial — directed by Ridley Scott — that featured a grim, Big Brother-ruled society awoken by a rebellious, hammer-wielding new girl.
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Pixar (Purchased from George Lucas in 1986)
As head of the computer-graphics studio — Jobs' other day job — he helped steer animation into the 21st century with box office hits like Toy Story, Finding Nemo, and WALL-E.
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After after a decade away from Apple, Jobs returned to his old stomping ground and launched a revamped line of candy-colored desktop and laptop computers that restored Apple's reputation as the cool kid in town.
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When everyone else was (illegally) downloading songs off the Internet, Jobs and Co. saw a way to corner the market on legal music downloads with this software marketplace that has yet to be outdone.
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It turns out you can reinvent the wheel. Jobs had a hand in revolutionizing portable media with this gadget that shuffled us all into the digital age.
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Apple store (First one opened in 2001)
All of Apple's products feature a distinctive minimalist aesthetic. That thinking has translated successfully into the company's retail stores, with their Genius Bars, sleek architecture, and eye-catching displays.
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Mac vs. PC ads (First aired in 2006)
Are you a Mac or are you a PC? That's become the eternal question thanks to the infectious ad series starring John Hodgman and Justin Long.
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June 29, 2007 The iPhone arrives and, despite a $499 price tag, quickly sells out to throngs lined up days in advance outside Apple's retail stores.