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An Innovator's Life: Steve Jobs

A retrospective of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs (1955-2011), the technology entrepreneur who was described after his death on October 5 by U.S. President Barack Obama as "among the greatest of American innovators."

Apple's first product, the Apple I, designed and built by Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs and shown in April 1976 at the Homebrew Computer Club in Palo Alto, California.
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Apple's first product, the Apple I, designed and built by Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs and shown in April 1976 at the Homebrew Computer Club in Palo Alto, California.

Jobs' return to Apple in 1997, nearly a decade after breaking with management, rejuvenated the company. Here, Jobs introduces iMac computers at "Apple Expo" in Paris, France in 1998.
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Jobs' return to Apple in 1997, nearly a decade after breaking with management, rejuvenated the company. Here, Jobs introduces iMac computers at "Apple Expo" in Paris, France in 1998.

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates appears on screen next to Apple CEO Jobs (center, on stage) to announce a partnership in August 1997 that included shareholding and Gates' seat on the Apple board.
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Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates appears on screen next to Apple CEO Jobs (center, on stage) to announce a partnership in August 1997 that included shareholding and Gates' seat on the Apple board.

Jobs displays the latest iPhone at an Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco in 2010. By this time, an emaciated Jobs had already taken leaves of absence and news of his battle with cancer was public knowledge.
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Jobs displays the latest iPhone at an Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco in 2010. By this time, an emaciated Jobs had already taken leaves of absence and news of his battle with cancer was public knowledge.

Jobs poses with a new product during the Macworld Convention and Expo in San Francisco in January 2008.
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Jobs poses with a new product during the Macworld Convention and Expo in San Francisco in January 2008.

Dmitry Medvedev is given an iPhone by Jobs during the Russian president's tour of Silicon Valley in June 2010.
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Dmitry Medvedev is given an iPhone by Jobs during the Russian president's tour of Silicon Valley in June 2010.

Visitors to an Apple store in Pasadena, California, view a screen from the Apple website announcing Jobs' passing on October 5.
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Visitors to an Apple store in Pasadena, California, view a screen from the Apple website announcing Jobs' passing on October 5.

An Apple logo in Hong Kong after its light was switched off to mourn Jobs' death on October 6.
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An Apple logo in Hong Kong after its light was switched off to mourn Jobs' death on October 6.

Chinese exchange students use candles to create the Apple logo and spell out the late CEO's name in a tribute in Cupertino, California, on October 5.
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Chinese exchange students use candles to create the Apple logo and spell out the late CEO's name in a tribute in Cupertino, California, on October 5.

Jobs is silhouetted by an Apple logo at the 2004 Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco in June 2004.
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Jobs is silhouetted by an Apple logo at the 2004 Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco in June 2004.

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