MIAMI BEACH (CBS4) – Steve Jobs was the face of Apple. But to millions of others, he was so much more.
“Steve Jobs? An icon, a legend,” said Robert Paulson, who came to Lincoln Road to take a photo of the Apple store on the night a visionary died.
“Steve Jobs passing away right now is basically like the Einstein of 60, 80 years ago when he died. People were devastated,” said Paulson.
As a college dropout, Jobs co-founded Apple in the family garage in 1976. He was just 21 years old. From there, the world would be changed forever.
Jobs revolutionized the music industry with the iPod and iTunes, and made white ear buds fashionable.
He led Apple into the mobile market with one of the most advanced phones ever created: the iPhone.
In fact, the phone was so powerful, we at CBS4 produced the first-ever television news story shot entirely with the iPhone 3GS.
Jobs also became a Hollywood heavyweight when he bought Pixar, the movie studio behind the hit film, Toy Story.
He beat Pancreatic Cancer in 2004, but his gaunt appearance just four years later sparked rumors about his health.
Jobs’ health deteriorated and he had to undergo a liver transplant. It was during a second medical leave of absence that Jobs decided to step down as CEO this past August.