Long journey of Apple and Steve Jobs Change the World

Apple Inc. founder Steve Jobs died on Wednesday (U.S. time) after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Here are some milestones in the history of Apple's gadgets:

1976 - Duo friend since high school, Steven Wozniak and Steve Jobs started Apple Computer. Their first product, the Apple I, was built in the form of printed circuit boards. They were demonstrating on the "Homebrew Computer Club" in Palo Alto, California.
  • 1977 - Apple launched the Apple II. A first personal computer in the design of the plastic casing and the internal color graphics.
  • 1983 - Start selling Apple "Lisa", a desktop computer for business with the legendary interface. The interface is still used (principally) by the computer until today.
  • 1984 - Apple released the debut of the Macintosh computer.
  • 1985 - Apple fired Steve Jobs related to internal struggles.
  • September 1997 - Jobs returned as interim CEO at Apple after the company lost more than 1.8 billion U.S. dollars.
  • November 1997 - Jobs introduced a new line of Macintosh G3 computers and websites that allow consumers to buy directly from Apple.
  • 1998 - Apple introduced the iMac desktop computer.
  • 2001 - Apple introduced the iPod.
  • 2003 - Apple opens the iTunes Store, an online store allows users to buy and download music, audiobooks, movies and TV.
  • August 2004 - Jobs announced he had undergone successful surgery to remove his pancreas cancer.
  • January 2007 - Apple introduced the iPhone.
  • 2008 - Apple opened the App Store as an update to iTunes.
  • January 2009 - Jobs took time off for health reasons. COO Tim Cook led the company while.
  • June 2009 - Jobs returned to Apple after undergoing liver transplantation.
  • April 2010 - Apple began selling the iPad, a tablet touch screen 10 inches, and has a market share of 84 percent of the tablet at the end of 2010.
  • January 17, 2011 - Jobs announced that he would take another medical leave.
  • March 2, 2011 - Apple launches iPad 2.
  • August 9, 2011 - Apple is viewed as the most valuable U.S. company.
  • August 24, 2011 - Jobs resigned as CEO and was replaced by Tim Cook, Apple's chief operating officer.
  • October 5, 2011 - Jobs dies at age 56 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.