As the world mourns the loss of Apple Co-founder Steve Jobs, many are reflecting on the technological innovations he leaves in his legacy.
Here are the top ten achievements of Jobs' career:
- Jobs goes into business with Steve Wozniak and develops the first line of personal computers called the Apple II series in the late 1970's.
- In the early 1980's Jobs creates Macintosh, an all-in-one desktop computer.
- Jobs leaves Apple and starts a new company called NextStep and founds the NeXT Computer in 1985.
- Jobs buys The Graphics Group, later renamed Pixar in 1986.
- Pixar produces box-office hits such as "Toy Story," "A Bug's Life," "Monster's Inc.," "Finding Nemo," "The Incredibles," and "Ratatouille."
- Jobs returns to Apple in 1996 after it announces that it will buy NeXT, which branches out and introduces other digital appliances such as the iPod portable music player, iTunes digital music software.
- Apple creates the iTunes store, revolutionizing the downloading of music.
- Apple releases the iMac in 1998, which becomes the fastest-selling PC in history.
- Apple creates a line of cell phones, introducing the iPhone in 2007, which includes the features of an iPod and its own mobile browser.
- Apple releases the iPad, a tablet computer that displays media such as books, music, movies and web content.
Fifty-six-year-old Jobs lost a long battle with pancreatic cancer on Wednesday, Oct. 5. Jobs is being recognized by people all over the world as one of the most innovative, imaginative and original inventors of our time.