It has already been 10 years since Steve Jobs, co-creator of the Apple company, died of pancreatic cancer. He was 56 years old.
Steve Jobs was admired by many, but also hated by some, for his tyrannical side, which counterbalanced with his genius. Because the man had a single vision and has also been able to translate it brilliantly within its company, in various fields, including marketing and product design, two areas that have enabled the Californian firm to stand out from its competitors.
But Steve Jobs, apart from his qualities of unparalleled visionary, had also marked his time by his charisma, transpiring in each of his keynotes, especially in those which saw the arrival of some of the most striking Apple products: the first iPhone, the first iPad and the first MacBook Air.
These famous conferences were always made unforgettable by the man’s talents as a speaker, but also by his elaborate writing. Evidenced by the famous “One more thing”, formulation identified with Apple and Steve Jobs, and which raised the excitement in 3 simple words. Let us not forget either the moments of nervousness or madness of the ex-boss, which shaped his image with the general public.
On this subject, the CNET newspaper recently reported the story of the arrival of Steve Jobs in the premises of the Wall Street Journal for a presentation of the first iPhone. And to a journalist’s next question: “is the iPhone solid?” Steve Jobs responded by simply throwing the smartphone across the room only to see it crash to the ground, thankfully without damage. Steve Jobs was theatrical, and that’s also what made him exciting.
If Tim Cook has brilliantly taken up the torch since the death of former boss, showing good financial results, the personality (and perhaps even the ideas, some would say) of the late CEO is sorely missed by the Cupertino company.
Anyway, as an iPhone specialist site, we couldn’t miss the opportunity to publish this tribute article. And to revive some memories, especially for the oldest among us, or to have a glimpse of what a Steve Jobs gave on stage for the youngest, here is a selection of some memorable Apple keynotes.
The launch of the Macintosh in 1984:
The launch of the iMac in 1998:
The launch of the iPhone in 2007:
The launch of the MacBook Air in 2008:
The launch of the iPad in 2010:
And finally, don’t hesitate to take a look at the following video. In it, we see Steve Jobs giving a touching speech at Stanford University in 2005. The man talks about his motivations and tries to convey to these young graduates what he considers the key point of his career. success: passion.
And you, what memories do you keep of Steve Jobs? Do you think Apple is missing it?