Steve Jobs Day 7 notable facts in retrospect about the life and times of man behind Apple

This day October 16 is celebrated on every year in memorial of the great American entrepreneur and inventor Steve Jobs.

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The current Apple TV (left) vs the second-generation (right.) play

The current Apple TV (left) vs the second-generation (right.)

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Today October 16, 2017 marks Steve Jobs’ day, a day set aside in remembrance of the iconic entrepreneur.

The day was inaugurated by the Governor of California Jerry Brown in honor of the late Jobs, born February 24, 1955, and died October 5, 2011.

Here are seven notable facts surrounding the iconic brain behind the Apple brand.

-   Steve Jobs embraced spirituality in some sense, where he would make a retreat to India and walk barefoot in the office. He was a budhist and had a budhist monk preside over his wedding.

Steve Jobs showing off the iPhone 4 at the 2010 Worldwide Developers Conference play

Steve Jobs showing off the iPhone 4 at the 2010 Worldwide Developers Conference

(Matthew Yohe)

 

-   Steve's favorite musicians were Bob Dylan and The Beatles, two musicians whom he shares their political ideologies, anti-establishment views and reportedly youthful experimentation with psychedelic drug usage.

-   In 1985, Jobs after being removed from his position as Apple CEO and moved to Head of New Product Development, ultimately decided to resign, and took along with him five senior Apple employees to start another company called NeXT Inc.

-   NexT which was computer designed for higher education institutions was acquired by financially struggling Apple for $ 427 million which later got Steve his position as CEO of Apple, returning Apple to profitability.

play Steve Jobs holding a en:MacBook Air (at en:MacWorld Conference & Expo 2008 - Moscone Center - San Francisco, CA) (Matthew Yohe )

 

-    In 1987, Jobs engaged in war of words with Dell PC maker Michael Dell, criticizing Dell for being ‘’un-innovative with his PCs”. He was often described as a tyrant, one employees feared to run into in an elevator. Jobs' relentless work ethic may have been shaped by some of his dysfunctional family affairs as well.

-   Born February 24, 1955, given up for adoption by his two graduate students, Jobs died October 5, 2011 from a relapse of pancreatic cancer. On his death bed in hometown, Palo Alto, California, surrounded by family, Steve’s final words were three monosyllables “Oh wow, Oh wow, Oh wow”.

About Steve Jobs, Fassbender said: “The one thing that stuck with me was how much of an impression he made on these people." play

About Steve Jobs, Fassbender said: “The one thing that stuck with me was how much of an impression he made on these people."

(AP)

 

-   The revolutionary Apple inventor had two biopics created in his honor - titled Jobs (2013) and “Steve Jobs” (2015).

play Ashton Kutcher stars as Steve Jobs in 2013's "Jobs" biopic movie. (Youtube)

 

Ashton Kutcher and Michael Fassbender respectively starred as the iconic Steve Jobs.

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