Legendary and visionary Steve Jobs called it a day as CEO of Apple, the company he had to build from scratch twice. Steve Jobs, the passionate tech leader, listened to his instincts and went ahead against naysayers to work/design and launch new products, like Mac OS X, iPod, Mac, iPhone, and iPad. Steve Jobs is only resigning from Apple CEO post,he will be around Apple helping design new products and guiding Apple Board.
We may have forgotten what he said launching numerous breakthrough products, but not the products themselves. Here is a look at what Steve Jobs had to say unveiling the amazing products that we enjoyed so far.
Steve Jobs On Mac OS X
Unveiling Mac OS X to the world on January 2000, Steve Jobs said
Mac OS X will delight consumers with its simplicity and amaze professionals with its power. Apple’s innovation is leading the way in personal computer operating systems once again.>
Launching the first public beta of Mac OS X in September 2000, Steve Jobs Said
Mac OS X is the future of the Macintosh, and the most technically advanced personal computer operating system ever. We’re excited to have our users test drive this public beta version and provide us with their valuable feedback.
Oh, boy.. he did it nail it right? Mac OS X is still delighting every user.
Announcing the impending availability of Mac OS X at stores in March 2001, Steve Jobs said
Mac OS X is the most important software from Apple since the original Macintosh operating system in 1984 that revolutionized the entire industry. We can’t wait for Mac users around the globe to experience its stability, power and elegance.
Steve Jobs on iTunes
Introducing iTunes, the digital music revolution, in September 2001, Steve Jobs said
Apple has done what Apple does best — make complex applications easy, and make them even more powerful in the process. iTunes is miles ahead of every other jukebox application, and we hope its dramatically simpler user interface will bring even more people into the digital music revolution.
Steve Jobs on iTunes Music Store
Launching the groundbreaking iTunes Music Store selling 99c per song in April 2003, Steve Jobs said
The iTunes Music Store offers the revolutionary rights to burn an unlimited number of CDs for personal use and to put music on an unlimited number of iPods for on-the-go listening. Consumers don’t want to be treated like criminals and artists don’t want their valuable work stolen. The iTunes Music Store offers a groundbreaking solution for both.
And iTunes is still miles ahead of anything related to digital music.
Steve Jobs on Apple Retail Stores
Announcing the opening 25 Apple retail stores across US in May 2001, Steve Jobs said
The Apple stores offer an amazing new way to buy a computer. Rather than just hear about megahertz and megabytes, customers can now learn and experience the things they can actually do with a computer, like make movies, burn custom music CDs, and publish their digital photos on a personal website.
Apple opened the first two stores on May 19 2001 at Tysons Corner in McLean, Virginia, and the Glendale Galleria in Glendale, California. Apple retail store has become a huge success and it has more opened more than 300 retail stores around the world.
Steve Jobs Unveiling the Revolutionary iPod
Launching iPod, the breakthrough MP3 music player, in October 2001, Steve Jobs said
With iPod, Apple has invented a whole new category of digital music player that lets you put your entire music collection in your pocket and listen to it wherever you go. With iPod, listening to music will never be the same again.
Apple did create an iPod nation and Yes, listening to music is never the same again.
Steve Jobs on iPhone
Reinventing the mobile phone as we knew in January 2007, Steve Jobs said
iPhone is a revolutionary and magical product that is literally five years ahead of any other mobile phone. We are all born with the ultimate pointing device—our fingers—and iPhone uses them to create the most revolutionary user interface since the mouse.
Apple sells 1 million iPhone with 74 days of iPhone launch in June 29 2007, that too after pricing it way too expensive initially. Announcing the 1 million milestone, Steve Jobs said in September 2007
One million iPhones in 74 days—it took almost two years to achieve this milestone with iPod. We can’t wait to get this revolutionary product into the hands of even more customers this holiday season.
Steve Jobs on iPad
Introducing the magical iPad in January 2010, Steve Jobs said
iPad is our most advanced technology in a magical and revolutionary device at an unbelievable price. iPad creates and defines an entirely new category of devices that will connect users with their apps and content in a much more intimate, intuitive and fun way than ever before.
Apple sells 300,000 iPad on the first day of its launch in US. Announcing the milestone Steve Jobs said
It feels great to have the iPad launched into the world—it’s going to be a game changer. iPad users, on average, downloaded more than three apps and close to one book within hours of unpacking their new iPad.
Apple iPad sales refuse to slow down and Apple struggles to make it available to everyone who wants it. Announcing the milestone of selling One million iPads with 24 days of launch, Steve Jobs said
One million iPads in 28 days—that’s less than half of the 74 days it took to achieve this milestone with iPhone. Demand continues to exceed supply and we’re working hard to get this magical product into the hands of even more customers.”