His Technological Impact of Today's SocietyEdit
In recent years, the company Apple and Steve Jobs has branched out. Jobs and his company have been introducing and improving other digital appliances. Recently, Steve Jobs has been cre ating macs and prices have been rising due to the different popular colours of the macs. In 2001, Jobs started opening many chains of Apple retail stores all around, where customers could try out the computers, making multimedia shows and plays with the software. In 2003, Steve Jobs relized that his idea of creating these stores was turning into a profit. Apple then introducted the i Pod portable music player, iTunes digital music software, and the iTunes Store. The company made a huge impact on consumer electronics and music distribution. By 2004, the popular iPod turned out to be the world's dominant portable music player and iTunes turned out to own 70 percent of the market of downloaded music. In 2007, Apple entered the cellular phone business with the introduction of the popular iPhone, which is a multi-touch display cell phone, iPod, and a internet device. Currently in 2010, Steve Jobs and Apple created the iPad, a tablet computer.
During mid 2004, Jobs announced to his employees that he had been diagnosed with a cancerous tumor located in his pancreas. Jobs, however, stated that he had a rare, far less aggressive case of a tumor. After initially resisting the idea of taking medication and going ahead with a special diet to get rid of the disease, Jobs underwent a pancreaticoduodenectomy in July 2004 that appeared to have successfully removed the tumor. Jobs apparently did not require nor receive chemotherapy or radiation therapy. During Job's absence, Timothy D. Cook, head of worldwide sales and operations at Apple, ran the company. In April 2009, Jobs went through a liver transplant at Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute in Memphis, Tennessee inorder to find out that his prognosis was "excellent". Jobs officially resumed his role as CEO of Apple on June 29, 2009 after his liver transplant.
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