Apple co-founder Steve Jobs dies of cancer (2011)

Nicolas Guadagnino, Managing Editor

On Oct. 5th, 2011, Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple, died. Jobs died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 56. He was diagnosed with a tumor in 2003 and fought his battle with cancer until Oct. of 2011.

 Jobs was born in 1955 in San Francisco, Calif. and was put up for adoption as a child. He attended Reeds College in 1972 but then later dropped out that year. 

In 1976, Jobs and Steve Wozniak co-founded Apple. Jobs worked with Apple until his own company forced him out in 1985. This leads him to found the company NeXT, which worked with Lucasfilm and formed Pixar. In 1997, NeXT merged with Apple and Jobs became the CEO a few months after the merge. 

After the merge, Apple became the household item that everyone knows today. Apple has had a significant impact on the world in between 2010-2020. Apple is continuing to create technology that significantly benefits society every day. In many schools, workplaces and households, you can find an Apple product. Apple will continue to dominate the game of technology and continue to expand their products as the next decade hits.

Jobs and Wozniak created their first Apple computer in their garage. Little did they know how big of an impact their technology has on society. Ceo Tim Cook current Ceo is following in Job’s footsteps as Apple is continuing to create innovative technology that betters the world.

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