ANALYSIS | Apple Inc

FORCED OUT OF APPLE
After a tussle Jobs is turfed out of the company, with John Sculley now in charge

APPLE GOES PUBLIC
Jobs takes the firm he co-founded public. Its shares rise by a third during their first day trading

JOBS BUYS PIXAR
He snaps up the computer animation company from George Lucas for $10m

JOBS FOUNDS NEXT
He starts rival computer firm, which will design the basis for Apple’s OS

FIRST NEXT
The first computer designed by Jobs’ new company is launched

PIXAR IPO
Following the roaring success of Toy Story, Pixar raises $140m in a stock market flotation

APPLE BUYS NEXT
Jobs returns to the Cupertino fold after his firm is bought by Apple.

AMELIO IS OUSTED BY JOBS
Jobs becomes the boss again after Gil Amelio presides over a period of bad results and is pushed aside

MAKES HIS FORTUNE
Disney buys Pixar for $7.4bn, making Jobs the biggest Disney shareholder and providing a vast portion of his wealth

CANCER BATTLE
Jobs is forced to take time off to battle pancreatic cancer, sparking years of speculation over his health

MADE PERMANENT BOSS
Jobs officially back in charge after the “interim” is finally dropped from his title. He had taken to calling himself iChief

QUITS TOP JOB
He steps down as chief executive after admitting he could no longer “meet my duties”. He had taken more time off earlier this year

HEALTH SCARE HITS SHARES
Cancer rumours spook investors. Bloomberg publish his obituary by mistake

JOBS DIES
Tributes flood in from all over the world for the technology icon

LEAVE OF ABSENCE
Jobs takes time off, later admitting to having undergone a liver transplant

“The world has lost a visionary. There may be no greater tribute to Steve's success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented.” Barack Obama

“The world rarely sees someone who has had the profound impact Steve has had, the effects of which will be felt for many generations to come.” Microsoft founder Bill Gates

“Steve, thank you for being a mentor and a friend. Thanks for showing that what you build can change the world. I will miss you.” Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg

“He was dubbed a megalomaniac, but Steve Jobs often gambled on young, largely inexperienced talent to take Apple forward; that such faith was spot on.” James Dyson

“No words can express our sadness at Steve's death or our gratitude for the opportunity to work with him. We will honour his memory by dedicating ourselves to his work.” Tim Cook

“Today, we lost one of the most influential thinkers, creators and entrepreneurs of all time. Steve Jobs was simply the greatest boss of his generation.” News Corp boss Rupert Murdoch

“Tonight our City – which has always had such respect for creative genius – joins with people around the planet in remembering a great man.” New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg

“I am very, very sad to hear the news about Steve. He was a great man with incredible achievements and amazing brilliance.”

Google boss Larry Page

“Steve Jobs changed the world. I knew him a little and admired him entirely. Love to Apple and his family.”

Entertainer and presenter
Stephen Fry