One of the most successful people in the world would be Steve Jobs. He is the creator of Apple products and also one of the richest people that lived on earth. Steve Jobs existence has highly advanced our technology and created a whole new outlook on life itself. His Apple projects has turned civilization more dependent on technology and greatly improved society for the better. Steve Jobs contribution to our society started with his admiration through technology growing up, evolving his admiration with technology through creating his own ‘Apple Company’ and successfully creating the very first iPhone device.
Without Steve Jobs, our generation and upcoming generations wouldn’t be heavily exposed to Apple products like we are today. Steven Paul Jobs was born on February 24, 1955 in San Francisco, California and was the co-founder chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc. Growing up, Steve was put up for adoption and was insisted by his biological mother that his future parents should be well-educated since both biological parents both graduated from college. Steve Jobs was conceived by a middle class couple. As a kid, Steve was described as a ‘turbulent’ child growing up. He was very intelligent and skipped the 5th Julian 2 rade to go straight into middle school. As Steve grows up he became very fond of technology, and he was first introduced to a Gameboy in middle school by his friend Steve Woz. Steve Jobs commented: “It was really amazing being able to play games through a portable device, I really love playing my Game Boy as a child. I remember coming straight home from school and literally staying up all night thinking about how to surpass to the next level”(Isaacson 150). The Game boy sparked Steve Jobs of the idea of creating a civilization that’s heavily exposed with technology.
Together, Steve Jobs and Steve Woz became a team without knowing that they will one day own one of the most highly appraised companies in the world known as Apple. Steve Jobs and his partner Steve Woz, first took part in a project on producing their own computer, simply because they wanted a personal computer for themselves. Steve Jobs and Woz took heavy interest on this project and successfully realized that their brilliant invention could be sold to software hobbyists who would want to write a software without the hassle of assembling a computer kit.
Steve and Woz started a company called Apple that was born on April 1, 1976 (Wozniak 60-65). Years later, the Apple company became very successful in many of their projects and became the greatest consumer electronics company on earth. According to Roman Moisecot “Apple was seeing unprecedented success in all its businesses, not only iPod and iTunes. The retail stores were hugely popular, and a milestone was reached when Steve Jobs inaugurated the impressive 5th Avenue store in New York City, a glass cube facing Central Park.
As for the Mac, it was gaining momentum on the market, benefiting from both the aura of the iPod, and the switch to Intel. ” Apple was turning into a huge success Julian 3 thanks to Steve Jobs and his partner Steve Woz. One of the their projects, the iPod, became a huge success and changed the music industry with the way everybody listen to music, the most important change it carried was probably that of Apple. Roman Moisecot stated that “The iPod through the crowds it attracted to the company’s retail stores, finally helped the Mac computer business of Apple, whose growth rate outpaced that of Windows PCs starting in 2005. Along with the iPod, iTunes was also introduced to allow consumers to buy music, this created a huge market for Apple and exposure to Musical Artists. The iPod allows you to have more than 1,000 songs on your device and allowing the consumer to listen to it at any time any day. The iPod has also become really convenient and more advanced than an old fashion music player that only plays limited amount of songs on disc. Apple success has completely taken over the technology industry destroying other companies with their successful projects that redefines our society today.
In the year 2005, Steve jobs began to start a secret project to develop a tablet, but then realized that the technology that this group had developed, including a revolutionary touch-screen technology, could be used in a phone rather than a tablet (Lemke 91-92) thus the iPhone was born. The iPhone was introduced at Macworld on January 9, 2007 and marked the start of one of Apple’s greatest inventions ever. Roman Moisecot says “The iPhone was not only a breakthrough digital convergence device (“an iPod, a phone, and an Internet communicator” all in one), it was also a force of isruption of the traditional phone business. “ All in all it turned the phone industry upside down because of the many capabilities the iPhone has to offer. One of the things the iPhone has to offer would be the Julian 4 App store. Unlike most phones the App store provides the consumer with many apps in their everyday lifestyles. It has completely expanded the use of a phone itself. Apps allows the consumer to greatly use the phone to their advantage to help with navigation or to simply entertain the consumer.
Apple has greatly expanded their market due to the App store, the amount of apps that exist in the appstore today surpass 50 billion with the help of App Developers. Apple’s iPhone has received many positive comments and has fundamentally changed the industry, with Steve Jobs proclaiming in 2007 that “the phone was not just a communication tool but a way of life”. The iPhone’s success has led to a demise in high-end fashion phones and business-oriented smartphones such as Vertu and BlackBerry, respectively. Apple sold 6. 1 million 1st generation iPhone units over five quarters (AppleInsider Staff).
The invention of the iPhone has changed the technology industry and most importantly puts the Apple company in a high position over other technology industries. Thanks to Steve Jobs and the staff of Apple, the technology they’ve created has changed the world. Unfortunately, Steve Jobs passed away on October 5th, 2011 due to pancreatic cancer but like all great inventors his impact on earth will always be remember and looked highly at. Steve Jobs footprints has highly advanced our technology and created a whole new outlook on life itself by showing us that technology is very powerful.
Technology today is also important because we depend on so many assets; basic tools, irrigation, medical advancements, and created a lot of convenience in modern-day. Projects like the iPod and the iPhone that Steve Jobs and his Apple team created has unified music and phones together and changed our way of viewing technology. The contribution Steve Jobs and the Apple Julian 5 team made to the world of technology is immense. Steve Jobs and his Apple company’s were developing products that we didn’t even know we wanted; But when we realised we did we couldn’t get enough of them.