TIME Magazine is in the business of celebrating icons, innovators, newsmakers and revolutionaries, hence it's no surprise that Steve Jobs was frequently featured on its cover. Six times in his lifetime and the seventh posthumously - a special commemorative issue which hits newsstands today.
Jobs and TIME through the years
|February 15, 1982|
Jobs was a heartbeat away from being named TIME's Person of the Year in 1982. The cover story had already been written and Jobs himself was half-expecting the coveted honour to go to him. However in the end, the magazine's editors made a surprising choice and named the computer - Machine of the Year.
|August 18, 1997|
|October 18, 1999|
|January 14, 2002|
|October 24, 2005|
|April 12, 2010|
|The cover image was taken in 1984.|
TIME stopped the presses to produce this special commemorative issue which devotes 21 pages to Jobs' life and career.
The highlights are:
- A six page essay by Jobs' biographer Walter Isaacson.
- A report on Jobs' career by TIME's technology team.
- A photo essay by Diana Walker who has been shooting Jobs for TIME since 1982.