New in OS X: Get MacRumors Push Notifications on your Mac

Resubscribe Now Close

Steve Jobs Would Have Been 62 Today While MacRumors Turns 17

Steve Jobs, born on February 24, 1955, would have celebrated his 62nd birthday today. The late Apple co-founder, who passed away on October 5, 2011 following a lengthy battle with cancer, is remembered not only as a visionary and marketing genius, but also as a friend, father, and husband.


Jobs, who co-founded Apple in 1976 with Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne, introduced three of Apple's most iconic products in its history: the Macintosh in 1984, and after a twelve-year absence from the company, the iPod in 2001 and iPhone in 2007. His iconic career had its fair share of highs and lows.

In 1985, following a power struggle with then-CEO John Sculley, Jobs resigned from Apple. He went on to found NeXT later that year, and while its hardware business was largely unsuccessful, Apple acquired the company in 1997 to use its NeXTSTEP operating system as the foundation of Mac OS X.

Jobs would become Apple CEO again later that year and guide it from the brink of bankruptcy in the late 1990s to become the world's most valuable company just two months prior to his death. His legacy lives on at Apple, which recently said the theater on its new Apple Park campus will be named after him.

Apple CEO Tim Cook:
“Steve’s vision for Apple stretched far beyond his time with us. He intended Apple Park to be the home of innovation for generations to come,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “The workspaces and parklands are designed to inspire our team as well as benefit the environment. We’ve achieved the most energy-efficient building of its kind in the world and the campus will run entirely on renewable energy.”
Coincidentally, today also marks the 17th anniversary of MacRumors.com, founded by Arnold Kim on February 24, 2000 during his fourth year of medical school. Kim stopped practicing medicine in 2008 to focus on this website full time, and the community now reaches millions of Apple fans around the world.

As always, we express our gratitude to our readers, forum members, contributors, volunteers, sponsors, and all those who allow us to continue sharing the latest Apple news and rumors.



Top Rated Comments

(View all)

29 months ago
RIP gone but never forgotten!
Rating: 28 Votes
29 months ago
The quality I admire the most about Steve was his relentless ambition for perfection.
Rating: 25 Votes
29 months ago
Happy birthday and RIP Steve.

Makes me sick that a PC talking head with zero vision like Cook is eulogizing a man he's not worthy of sharing the same space with.
Rating: 25 Votes
29 months ago
Happy Birthday MacRumors!

I have been browsing this site since probably about 2003/2004. And it usually goes unsaid, but I love having this corner of the internet to catch the latest leaks and chat with all of the other Mac-heads here.

A huge thanks for Mr. Kim, the editors and mods for everything you do!
Rating: 19 Votes
29 months ago

Makes me sick that a PC talking head with zero vision like Cook is eulogizing a man he's not worthy of sharing the same space with.


You mean that same Tim Cook that was hand picked by Steve Jobs himself to become C.E.O of Apple.
[doublepost=1487942626][/doublepost]Happy 17th Birthday to Macrumours and 62nd birthday to Steve Jobs.
Rating: 16 Votes
29 months ago
Too bad we never would see his visions of what Apple would have developed.
Rating: 10 Votes
29 months ago
Happy birthday MR!

Following daily since the very beginning, the most authoritative Apple blog by far, and a helpful tool for AAPL investors.
Rating: 10 Votes
29 months ago
Tim Cook is not worthy of talking about Steve's vision as if he understands anything about it. Prove me wrong.
Rating: 9 Votes
29 months ago

He certainly left a mark in the world, but great for Cook to provide some remembrance on this day, to the person who moved him along to be head of the largest company in the world.


That was Tim's intro if Park. I'm sure Tim will make a separate SJ-focused statement today.
Rating: 9 Votes
29 months ago

Way to get personal without adding any value whatsoever.

Tim Cook is not worthy of talking about Steve's vision as if he understands anything about it. Prove me wrong.


He worked with Steve for a long time. He ran Apple during Steve's medicine leaves. He was one of the few Apple senior leaders who attended Steve's personal funeral.

If Steve came back to life today and we said 'Tim doesn't have any vision?' Do you think his reaction would be 'wow, I didn't know that. That's new information'?
Rating: 8 Votes

[ Read All Comments ]