Written by Téa Verhagen, CNN
Can Steve Jobs really be considered the greatest innovator of all time?
John Maynard Keynes did. So, too, did Thomas Edison.
Others, however, have their own take. In this Time magazine cover, art director Moises Avila puts forth three major arguments for Jobs: he inspired two of the most successful companies of the past century, he changed the way people do everything — and at Apple he changed the game with the iPhone.
The magazine said that the now late Apple CEO “changed everything” in introducing the first iPhone in 2007.
Electronic Arts created that game the game game called “The Sims.” It has since become a household name, and over the course of a decade has been hailed as having inspired the mobile gamer, and many other technologies that make it easier to play games on the go.
Jobs also talked about the importance of making the world a better place during the past year of his life
Jobs shared more of his philosophies during a rare, public appearance at Stanford University in 2010 . While the university honored him with a star on the Walk of Fame , and $100 million in scholarships, the late CEO appeared more at ease talking about his life and work than the local community.
“I had a mantra that I wanted to share with you. The mantra is: First, do no harm,” he said. “Nobody wants to be helped,” he said in the event’s video.
The ‘anticipatory computing’ is on the horizon
“I’ve become fascinated with the idea of making all that stuff before you ever need it,” he continued. “The forward-looking computer that we create will be like a relationship with your doctor or your lawyer.”
In “Do No Harm,” Jobs stated that the iPhone comes along at a time when computers are reaching out to humans in new ways.
“The mobile phone has always been important to me,” he said. “In that sense, I can say that I’m old.”
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Perhaps it’s not a stretch to argue that Apple — the company responsible for the iPhone — is now a contributor to the landscape of artificial intelligence, automotive technology and more.
The original iPhone made it possible for us to carry around our entire lives in our pockets. How many times have you opened your phone to see an unanticipated surprise or happened to look in your back pocket while scrolling through the news when your phone appeared?
One of the biggest innovations in the evolution of the phone is its amazing ability to multitask. The phone’s cameras and processor were soon able to capture everything in life — one or more things happening at the same time.
On Valentine’s Day 2016, the iPhone X arrived to take the smartphone conversation to a whole new level. The augmented reality and immersive experiences made it possible to touch things, in a virtual reality, with your phone’s camera.
Apple is dominating the retail market
It seems as if Apple also found another way to surprise us — not by introducing a new revolutionary product, but by finding an old way of doing something new.
Rumors have swirled recently that Apple may not be the winner of the 2019 holiday shopping season. IBM and Goldman Sachs both predict Amazon will move ahead of Apple as the most popular electronics seller, while the company may be missing out on the market’s biggest gift — tablets.
However, with significant innovations still coming — such as the forthcoming HomePod and upcoming Apple iPads, which could make its way to the mass market this year — the company is looking strong to retain its title of the most valuable technology company in the world.