Steve Jobs' Technological Legacy

The Apple founder lives on through personal computing innovations that reshaped daily life
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1977: Apple II Raises the Bar

In April 1977, less than a year after Apple I launched, Jobs debuted the new and improved Apple II computer at the first West Coast Computer Faire in San Francisco, shown here. A great improvement over its older sibling, Apple II included both a keyboard and a monitor and came ready to run out of the box, per Jobs' insistence. This is the computer that changed the face of home computing and arguably set the first real bar for home computer design.

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