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Today Marks Steve Jobs' 64th Birthday as MacRumors Turns 19

Former Apple CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs was born on February 24, 1955, and if he were still alive, today would mark his 64th birthday.

Jobs not only founded Apple alongside Steve Wozniak in 1976 and directed the development of some of the first personal computers, but he also brought Apple back from the brink of failure even after being ousted from the company he created.

In the 2000–2010s, Jobs was responsible for not only saving Apple, but then building it into one of the largest companies in the world. The introduction of the iPod in 2001 and iPhone in 2007 represented industry-changing products that have sold hundreds of millions of units.

Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs passed away on October 5, 2011, at the age of 56. Jobs had been suffering with complications related to pancreatic cancer in the years leading up to his death. Jobs has obviously affected the world with his contributions to Apple, and his death impacted us all. The article of his passing cites many reactions and photos from around the world.

Coincidentally, MacRumors shares the same birthday as Steve Jobs and was created on February 24, 2000. Today, the site turns 19 years old, and we are grateful for our dedicated readers, community members, and volunteers.

Update: Apple CEO Tim Cook has shared a tweet reflecting on how Steve Jobs would have loved Apple Park, the campus Jobs conceptualized before he passed away.

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8 months ago
Thank you for everything Steve Jobs and MacRumors. We love you!!!
Rating: 38 Votes
8 months ago
hell of a salesman, not a nice human being
Rating: 33 Votes
8 months ago
The day he passed away is the day the Apple I loved, died. Hands down one of the pioneer inventors of the century.
Rating: 30 Votes
8 months ago
Steve Jobs's magic, unconventional thinking and risk-taking is all but gone from Apple. What remains are the high premium prices.
Rating: 29 Votes
8 months ago
I’ve been reading Macrumors longer than shown in my profile. Great site and hope it carry’s on.

Miss Steve’s keynotes and vision. Not replaceable. Apple isn’t the same and we can discuss this all day long without anyone agreeing!! I do feel Apple need to show more innovation and take risks. They need cheaper products that can hook new customers into their eco system.
Just like the iPod did.:)
Rating: 16 Votes
8 months ago
Thank you Steve and thank you MacRumors! I greatly admire both of you!!
Rating: 12 Votes
8 months ago
Many happy returns of the day MR
Rating: 11 Votes
8 months ago
Rating: 10 Votes
8 months ago

The day he passed away is the day the Apple I loved, died. Hands down one of the pioneer inventors of the century.

Jobs never really invented anything. He slapped a bunch of things together... even then, it wasn't his own doing. He had vision, but it's not like you ever saw him writing code or soldering anything or trying to figure out how to fit 5,000 mp3s into a pocketable device.
Rating: 9 Votes
8 months ago
Steve, the Apple Fans miss you. There isn't a single day goes by without thinking of you.

Apple's Keynote has been very dull without you. "Cant innovate my ass" TrashCan got his ass burned by GPUs, it may have hurt his bottom too much we still didn't get a replacement. I wish you have used the new Butterfly Keyboard, I know you probably like it, it is thinner, and marvel of its craftsmanship, but then once you started typing a missing letter and repeating letter for a few moment you would have throw the god damn thing to the wall and yell at your team to either fix it or redesign it.

The yard stick of quality, when nothing seems to be good enough for you.
Rating: 9 Votes

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