October 16 is Steve Jobs Day – a day that celebrates the incredible innovator for changing the world.
Steve Jobs was born in Wisconsin, in the city of Germantown, to a wealthy family. He was raised by his stepfather, whom Jobs referred to as “James Dean’s cruel Calvinist”. His stepfather had a positive influence, and Jobs became interested in electronics from a young age. This passion eventually led to the founding of Apple in 1976, where Jobs would stay until 1985. After leaving Apple, Jobs created the NeXT computer, which was later bought out by Apple, bringing Jobs back to the company in 1997. Apple had suffered a decline in the time between Jobs leaving and returning, but upon his return and the subsequent release of the iPod, attention and success was returned to the company. Jobs sadly passed away in 2011 due to pancreatic cancer.
Here are some interesting facts about Steve Jobs:
- He paid himself a salary of just $1 per year.
- He suffered from dyslexia.
- In the 3rd grade, he blew up a firecracker under the teacher’s chair.
- He dressed up as Jesus at Apple’s first Halloween party.
How to take part
Whether you’ve used Apple products in the past or not, Steve Jobs Day is a great opportunity to try something new. Visit your nearest Apple store or order online, and don’t forget to share photos of your gadgets on social media using the #SteveJobsDay hashtag.
When is Steve Jobs Day celebrated in 2023?
Steve Jobs Day is observed on October 16 each year.