CUPERTINO, Calif. ( TheStreet) -- Former Apple ( AAPL) CEO Steve Jobs, who passed away on Wednesday, leaves behind a phenomenal legacy. From the Mac to the iPod, iPhone and iPad, Jobs and Apple completely changed the face of consumer technology. President Obama was correct when he described Jobs as "among the greatest of American innovators" on Wednesday evening. "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," the president said.
Jobs, who co-founded Apple in 1976 with Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne, rose to become one of America's most powerful corporate chieftains, and earned cult status among Apple's ever-growing legion of customers. Few, if any, CEOs, have personified their company as much as Steve Jobs, whose famous "one more thing" catchphrase will be forever synonymous with innovation. Read on for some of the key technology milestones in the Steve Jobs story: