1976: Steve Jobs partners with co-founders Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne to start producing Apple computers…. out of their GARAGE no less! When Steve Jobs co-founded Apple Computer, he was just a fast-talking college dropout

1984: The introduction of the original Macintosh in 1984. Airing only once during Super Bowl XVIII, Ridley Scott directed the now legendary “1984” television commercial, presenting Microsoft as an Orwellian “big brother” that the people must rise up against.

1998: iMAC release. Just as Jobs united networking and the computer at NeXT for engineers and scientists, with the iMac–introduced in 1998–he fused the two into a single product that the average consumer could afford.

2001: The original 5GB iPod. A chunky, overpriced hard drive wrapped in a sleek package that promised 1,000 songs in the palm of your hand. Few could imagine the impact that a seemingly modest MP3 player would have on the world, but once again Jobs’ visionary mind could see the road ahead when others could not.

2007: The launch of the iPhone is considered by many to have been the reinvention of the phone.

2010: Apple released the first iPad in April 2010, and sold 3 million of the devices in 80 days. During 2010, Apple sold 14.8 million iPads worldwide.

2011: Your innovation and contributions will truly be missed