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.

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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.

Top Rated Comments

Theyayarealivin Avatar
25 months ago
Thank you for everything Steve Jobs and MacRumors. We love you!!!
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jobesucks Avatar
25 months ago
hell of a salesman, not a nice human being
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Radon87000 Avatar
25 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.
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MacFather Avatar
25 months ago
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Applebot1 Avatar
25 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.:)
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Bryan Bowler Avatar
25 months ago
Thank you Steve and thank you MacRumors! I greatly admire both of you!!
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