Portal:Apple Inc./Selected biography

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Scott Forstall
Scott Forstall
B. 1968/1969

Scott Forstall was the top senior vice president of iOS Software at Apple Inc. Forstall became responsible for Mac OS X releases after Avadis Tevanian stepped down as the company's Chief Software Technology Officer and before being named Senior Vice President of iPhone Software. He has spoken publicly at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conferences, including talks about Mac OS X v10.5 in 2006 and iPhone software development in 2008, later after the release of the iPhone 2.0 and 3G Versions and January 27, 2010 at Apple's 2010 iPad keynote. Forstall is also credited for developing the iPad.


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Steve Jobs
Steven Paul "Steve" Jobs
B. February 24, 1955 – d. October 5, 2011

Steve Jobs was an American entrepreneur and inventor, best known as the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc. Through Apple, he was widely recognized as a charismatic pioneer of the personal computer revolution and for his influential career in the computer and consumer electronics fields, transforming "one industry after another, from computers and smartphones to music and movies..." In the late 1970s, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak engineered one of the first commercially successful lines of personal computers, the Apple II series. Jobs was among the first to see the commercial potential of Xerox PARC's mouse-driven graphical user interface, which led to the creation of the Apple Lisa and, one year later, the Macintosh. He also played a role in introducing the LaserWriter, one of the first widely available laser printers, to the market. After a power struggle with the board of directors in 1985, Jobs left Apple and founded NeXT, a computer platform development company specializing in the higher-education and business markets. Jobs returned to Apple as an advisor, and took control of the company as an interim CEO. Jobs brought Apple from near bankruptcy to profitability by 1998. As the new CEO of the company, Jobs oversaw the development of the iMac, iTunes, iPod, iPhone, and iPad, and on the services side, the company's Apple Retail Stores, iTunes Store and the App Store. The success of these products and services provided several years of stable financial returns, and propelled Apple to become the world's most valuable publicly traded company in 2011.


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Steve Wozniak
Stephen Gary "Steve" Wozniak
B. August 11, 1950

Steve Wozniak is an American inventor, computer engineer and programmer who co-founded Apple Computer (now Apple Inc.) with Steve Jobs and Ronald Wayne. Wozniak single-handedly invented both the Apple I and Apple II computers in the 1970s. These computers contributed significantly to the microcomputer revolution.


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Ronald Wayne
Ronald Gerald Wayne
B. May 17, 1934

Ronald Wayne is a retired American electronics industry worker. He founded Apple Computer (now Apple Inc.) with Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs, providing key administrative oversight for the new venture. He soon, however, gave up his share of the new company for a total of $2,300.


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