Legend has it that Steve Jobs’ secretary once experienced car trouble and as a result was late for work. That same afternoon Jobs presented her with a new Jaguar and pointed out that there was no reason for her to ever be late again.
When Apple employee numbers were assigned, it seems that Steve Wozniak landed #1. This was very unsettling for Steve Jobs. He felt entitled to #1 so he solved the issue in his own ‘different’ way by taking #0 instead!
$905,000 was the astounding amount received at auction for an original 1976 Apple l computer built in Steve Jobs’ Los Altos, California garage (which has been named as a historic site).
When the prototype of the iPod was presented to Steve he proceeded to drop it in an aquarium. He told his befuddled engineers that the resulting air bubbles were proof that there was empty space inside. He sent them back with the mission to make the device even smaller!
Every advertisement for the Apple iPhone shows the time 9:41. This commemorates the exact time of the product’s unveiling in 2007.
Steve Jobs did not let his children use iPads and was vigilant about closely monitoring and limiting their technology time.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Jobs first met in high school. Wozniak was 18 and Jobs was only 13.
Steve Jobs’ long time rival, Bill Gates, wrote him a sympathetic letter during the final months of Jobs’ battle with pancreatic cancer. Steve kept the comforting letter by his bed throughout his fight for life.
While gazing over his family’s shoulders, Steve Jobs’ last words were, ”Oh, wow. Oh, wow. Oh, wow”. He is buried in an unmarked grave.
Apple, Microsoft and the Walt Disney Co. flew their flags at half-staff when Steve Jobs died.
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