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Steve Jobs's Keynote Style Through the Years

Aug 24 2011 - 5:27pm

Love him or leave him, you've got to admire Steve Jobs's public speaking skills. Over the years, he has cultivated an iconic and imitable keynote speaker persona: black turtleneck, relaxed jeans, and the newest, hottest Apple product in hand. So while he rests up post-CEO status [1], let's reminisce at his past keynote style!


Before he was officially instated as Apple head honcho, interim CEO Steve Jobs introduced the Power Mac G4 computer, which he called the fastest computer in history.


In January 2001, Steve unveiled the Titanium Powerbook G4, although the laptop was discontinued just two years later in favor of aluminum versions.


Steve gives us some colorful iPod Mini options at MacWorld in 2004, the same year he battled pancreatic cancer.


Steve introduces a new generation iPod during a keynote address, along with a nonmock turtleneck look for the speech.


Steve goes buttoned-up and fully bearded for a September media event where he introduces a new Shuffle and the idea of the Apple TV [2].


"An iPod, a phone, an Internet mobile communicator — these are not three separate devices," Steve says when he introduces the brand-new iPhone.


Steve unveils the first MacBook Air as the "thinnest laptop in the world."


"We've learned so much with the first iPhone," Steve says when he unveils the faster, slimmer, and more plastic iPhone 3G.


Steve starts the tablet wars with the introduction of the iPad in January 2010; a year later, Apple announces that it has already sold over 7 million units of the popular gadget [3].


In June 2010, Steve unveils the iPhone 4 in black as well as the still-elusive white version [4].

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