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Steve Jobs, Living Out Loud

  1. 365 Days of Steve Jobs
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    365 Days of Steve Jobs

    Apple's CEO is often described as secretive. But in 2010 Steve Jobs surfaced in a number of surprising public situations: Trading feisty emails with a college student... Demanding a tech editor return a lost iPhone prototype... Suggesting that iPhone 4 users suffering a rare Apple product snafu "just avoid holding it in that way." And, after that last email didn't go over so well, admitting Apple -- gasp! -- is "not perfect." Here's a look at the Year of Jobs.
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  2. Jan. 27
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    Jan. 27

    Apple unveils its "magical" iPad. The launch is scheduled for April ... the countdown begins!

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  3. Feb. 25
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    Feb. 25

    Jobs speaks at annual shareholders meeting. No plan to pay dividends despite Apple's $25 billion in cash and short-term securities.

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  4. Mar. 7
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    Mar. 7

    Jobs at the Academy Awards. Trades his signature jeans and turtleneck for a tux.

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  5. Apr. 19
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    Apr. 19

    Gizmodo posts a video of the unreleased iPhone 4. Jobs personally contacts Gizmodo editor Brian Lam, demanding its return.
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  6. Apr. 30
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    Apr. 30

    iPad available in U.S. stores
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  7. May 15
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    May 15

    In an e-mail exchange with Valleywag's Ryan Tate, Jobs defends closed platform and offers "Freedom from Porn."
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  8. May 26
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    May 26

    Apple replaces Microsoft as the most valuable tech company—and briefly becomes the second-most-valuable company in the world by market cap after Exxon.
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  9. June 7
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    June 7

    Jobs introduces iPhone 4 at WWDC.
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  10. June 24
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    June 24

    Antenna problems surface after June 23 post on MacRumors.com. Jobs responds by e-mail: "Just avoid holding it in that way."
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  11. July 16
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    July 16

    Jobs hosts Antenna-gate damage control event. Reveals, "We're not perfect." Offers new iPhone owners free cases.
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  12. Aug. 27
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    Aug. 27

    Much joy at Pixar, Jobs' other baby: Toy Story 3, the top-grossing film of 2010 and No. 1 animated movie of all time, passes $1 billion at the box office.
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  13. Sept. 16
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    Sept. 16

    College student Chelsea Kate Isaacs engages in a feisty e-mail exchange with Jobs. He writes: "Our goals do not include helping you get a good grade. Sorry."
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  14. Oct. 18
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    Oct. 18

    Jobs makes a surprise appearance on the Q4 earnings call. He says Apple sold 250,000 Apple TVs since Sept. 1 and that iPads are outselling notebooks. Apple passes IBM in profits, making it No.  2 among tech companies.
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  15. Nov. 16
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    Nov. 16

    Beatles go live on iTunes and sell 1.4 million songs in a week.
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