Steve Jobs passed away on October 5, 2011. The man who brought us iPad, iPhone, iPod, the man who changed the way we think of the digital world, the man who changed the concept of mobile phone and tablet, the man who revolutionized the technology industry forever has passed away.
Not only he is the leading genius in the technology industry but also he is a pioneer in business and product design.
On November 27, 2007, Jobs was named the most powerful person in business by Fortune Magazine.
In August 2009, Jobs was selected as the most admired entrepreneur among teenagers in a survey by Junior Achievement.
On November 5, 2009, Jobs was named the CEO of the decade by Fortune Magazine.
In September 2011, Jobs was ranked No.17 on Forbes: The World's Most Powerful People.
In December 2010, the Financial Times named Jobs its person of the year for 2010.
Not surprisingly, Jobs' death has been widely mourned and his death is considered a loss across the globe.
Looking back, we cannot but admire in awe the so many great achievements by Jobs. What he did for Apple, for technology and even for the whole world will be remembered and be recorded in history forever.
Under his leadership, Apple grew to became the largest publicly traded company in the world by market capitalization and the largest technology company in the world by revenue and profit.
The tablet had struggled to catch the public's interest until the birth of the iPad, which became an instant success, and this is definitely due to Jobs’ innovation. It is expected the iPad will garner 83% of the tablet computing market share in the U.S. this year. It is not difficult to predict this when you know that iPad sold 15 million units in nine months.
The iDevices are all huge success. The iPhone, one of the first smartphones without a keyboard, nowadays has shown its influence across the whole mobile phone market. Time magazine named it the Invention of the Year in 2007. Jobs made Apple become the world's most profitable maker of phones.
Of course there is also the iPod, a portable digital music player. Actually it was because of iPod's massive success that Apple made the foray into the lucrative world of music. Commissioned by Jobs, the device evolved to boast of a sleek design and simple user interface and the portable music player soon rose above competition to the top of the market. The numbers show everything - since October 2004, over 90 percent of the market share for digital music player sales in the US is attributed to the iPod line.