08/25/2011 01:00 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Steve Jobs Introduces Macintosh In 1984 (VIDEO)

Steve Jobs announced on Wednesday that he is stepping down as Apple's CEO. Thus ends the tech tycoon's reign at the top of the world's most valuable technology company.

Former COO Tim Cook will take over as the company's CEO; Jobs will remain with Apple as Chairman of the Board.

Way back in 1984, Jobs was a young co-founder of a fledgling company. Before the iPad, iPhone and iMac, there was the Macintosh.

TUAW's Steven Sande notes that Jobs "was the man who had the vision to create a company to give birth to the first truly consumer-oriented personal computer."

Vintage Macs explains that the original Macintosh computer came equipped with 128 kilobytes of RAM, a floppy drive, a 512 x 342 pixel monitor, a mouse, and the applications MacWrite and MacPaint.

The Macintosh was introduced to the world via the now famous "1984" commercial, directed by Ridley Scott. The ad was based on George Orwell's dystopian novel of the same name. The spot premiered during Super Bowl XVIII.

In this YouTube clip featured below, a bow-tie-sporting Jobs introduces the Macintosh, which is listed among the top successes of Steve Jobs's carreer. Check out this awesome vintage Apple moment, then watch all of Steve Job's biggest moments at Apple.