At the same year, Apple released iMac and become a success elegant all in one computer. Jobs leadership successfully made Apple through its hardest time . On 5th January 2000, Apple confirmed Jobs as the CEO permanently.
Steve Jobs has brought Apple as the most powerful Technology company with released some of their success product such as: iPod in Music, iPhone Telecommunication and their latest product iPad in tablet. Jobs is listed as either primary inventor or co-inventor in 338 US patents or patent applications related to a range of technologies from actual computer and portable devices to user interfaces (including touch-based), speakers, keyboards, power adapters, staircases, clasps, sleeves, lanyards and packages.
Jobs announced his resignation from his role as Apple’s CEO on August 24, 2011. In his resignation letter, Jobs wrote that he could “no longer meet duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO”.
Jobs is survived by Laurene, his wife of 20 years, their three children and by Lisa Brennan-Jobs, his daughter from a previous relationship. His family released a statement saying that he “died peacefully”.
Jobs died at his home on October 5, 2011, due to complications from a rare form of Pancreatic Cancer. His death was announced by Apple in a statement which read: “We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today. Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve. His greatest love was for his wife, Laurene, and his family. Our hearts go out to them and to all who were touched by his extraordinary gifts.”
Since October 5, 2011, Apple’s corporate website greeted visitors with a simple page showing Jobs’s name and lifespan next to his grayscale portrait. Clicking on Jobs’s image led to an obituary that read “Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.” An email address was also posted for the public to share their memories, condolences, and thoughts.
A large number of newspapers carried news of his death on the front pages. Statements reacting to Jobs’s death were made by several notable people, including U.S. President Barack Obama, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and The Walt Disney Company’s Bob Iger. Wired News collected reactions and posted them in tribute on their homepage. Other statements of condolences were issued by many of Jobs’ friends and colleagues, such as Steve Wozniak and George Lucas.
At the time of his resignation, and again after his death, he was widely described as a visionary, pioneer and genius perhaps one of the foremost in the field of business,innovation, and product design and a man who had profoundly changed the face of the modern world, revolutionized at least six different industries and who was an “exemplar for all chief executives”. His death was widely mourned and considered a loss to the world by commentators across the globe.
After his resignation as Apple’s CEO, Jobs was characterized as the Thomas Edison and Henry Ford of his time.