iPhone 4S – 4Steve
Steve Jobs the co-founder and former chief executive of Apple has died at the age of 56.
As most people seen this coming, Steve Jobs got diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2003, and after three periods of sickness leave, resigned as Apple CEO in August 2011. This unfortunately ended his life. How will Apple cope now?
It has been reported that the new iPhone 4S was named for Steve Jobs himself. The 4 (for) and S (Steve). was this coincidence? Or did they see it coming? Is it some kind of plan to drive more sales in the memory of Steve jobs?
Can Apple cope without this genius? I think if anything the sales will go up and up in the next year never mind the death or not. Apple are the biggest major leading technology companies in the world and I can’t see them failing.
Some random facts about Steve Jobs
He was Born in San Francisco in Feb 1955 to university students Joanne Schieble and Syrian-born Abdulfattah Jandali.
A Californian working class couple adopted him as a baby.
One of his first jobs was at Hewlett-Packard while at school. Then he later worked at Atari.
He dropped out of college after the first six months of college and went travelling around India, where he became a Buddhist.
He launched the famous Apple company with a school friend Steve Wozniak in 1976 and created the first Apple computer in the same year
He actually left Apple in 1985 because of disputes but returned in 1996 then became CEO in 1997.
Might be a surprise but he also bought the Pixar animation company in 1986 for $10m!
He got married in a Buddhist ceremony in 1991.
He has three children with his wife and a daughter from a previous relationship.
His personal wealth was estimated at £5.4bn ($8.3bn) in 2010
There is a petition for apple to change the name of the iPhone 4S to the iPhone 4Steve! Sign up to it! http://twitition.com/kx5rx