FILE – In this Jan. 15, 2008, file photo, Apple CEO Steve Jobs has the new MacBook Air after giving the keynote address at the Apple MacWorld Conference in San Francisco.
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is regarded as one of the most influential tech visionaries of a generation, but some things he couldn’t quite predict.
When he introduced the company’s most famous product in 2007, the iPhone, the device has no support for third-party software. Jobs believed that web apps via the internet could provide adequate functionality, but the developers managed to “jailbreak” the phone and begin coding third-party apps and put them on the device using programs like Installer.app.
The following year, with the release of iPhone OS 2.0, Apple launched the App Store and the official launch of the third-party application development and distribution platform.
But Steve Jobs had no idea how big it would be.
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