In the world of technology, Steve Jobs wasn’t just the face of Apple In., but he was also one of the most innovative thinkers in the industry. For the past few years, Jobs had struggled with his health and was forced to step down from his title as CEO of Apple. Earlier today, Jobs passed away and the technological word lost one if its leading visionaries.
During his time at the helm of Apple, Jobs made sure that his products were the standard of all technology. Over the last several years, iPods have practically held a monopoly over the mp3 player market and Mac Books have become one of the most popular laptops for students and businessmen alike. Jobs was also one of the main reasons the iPad has been able to stay ahead of the game and continue to be the leading tablet available.
Aside from the impact he had on the technological world as the Co-founder of Apple, Jobs also had a significant impact on the entertainment industry. In 1986, Jobs purchased Pixar Animation Studios, which was then known as The Graphics Group. The first film released by Pixar was “Toy Story,” for which Jobs was named an executive producer. “Toy Story” went on to be a major success and Pixar is now one of the most respected animation studios in the business.
Apple has responded to Jobs’ unfortunate death by adding a tribute to the homepage of their website of apple.com. Current Apple CEO, Tim Cook release a statement saying, “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.” Disney CEO, Bob Iger, also released a statement saying, “Steve was such an ‘original,’ with a thoroughly creative, imaginative mind that defined an era.”
Whether you’re a Mac or a PC, there’s no doubt that the technological world lost an icon on Wednesday. Steve Jobs worked tirelessly to ensure that Apple’s products became the standard of computers and mobile devices, and kept them at the top for many years. There no way to measure the impact that Jobs has had on the technology we use today, and his innovative ways of thinking will truly be missed.