Science and technology were quite distant from the consumer before Steve Jobs came into play. The guy co-founded Apple Inc. and brought more than just a name to the table. Apple has been able to change the direction of the world more than once. He truly brought technology to the doorstep of people and his death has left a hole that we might not be able to fill in decades. We have compiled a list of the top 10 changes that he brought to this world and improved our lives!
In 1997, Steve Jobs rebuilt Apple to leave technology beasts behind in the race. Apple has a new HQ that has been built on- are you ready- a 2.8 million square foot area which houses 300,000 feet worth of research facilities and an auditorium that can provide sitting for 1,000 people, a decent power plant, and underground parking. The idea was to build the best office building in the world.
The idea of an Apple store had to face quite a bit of criticism at first in the days when it was introduced and restricted to Tyson’s corner. However, within a decade, three hundred and forty-five stores have been opened and this is something that other companies now opt to do as well.
Welcome to the operating system that challenged both Windows and Linux, big players of the game. Jobs wanted the Mac OSX to be simpler and safer than what the users had available for them previously and most of the software was inspired by Steve’s work at NeXT.
Another brilliant idea from Jobs came in the form of the Eco System. Some even say it was his biggest contribution to the business world. He wanted to create a ‘closed universe’ of hardware, services, and software to provide a far better experience to the users.
Ah, yes. Who can forget the famous iPhone? That thing totally killed all the competition out there. The first smartphone with a large screen which was responsive to touch, this totally changed the way mobile companies were thinking and shifted the paradigm towards touch screens and smartphones.
Apple’s advertising had its perks too. They employed quite innovative marketing and their ads reflected that.
The only better thing than an iPhone was the iPad. The tablet has been so famous that its sale has increased by 183% over this year.
Apple also made the personalized computer concept more popular. Their 8-bit computer which came enclosed within plastic was the most successful PCs during the 80s.
Steve, there’s so much we have you to thank for. ITunes basically revolutionized the music industry. Its integration with iPod rendered it a necessity of life. Today, it is one of the most famous stores.
Perhaps the most important change that Steve brought was in terms of design. The sleek, slim laptops and mobile phones came from Apple. In fact, Apple was the first company to make use of metal to manufacture instead of plastic. Their design was minimalistic and that is what gives the Apple products an edge even today.