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1st Gear: Steve Jobs, 1955-2011
Although Steve Jobs may have used the Porsche 928 as the inspiration for the first Macintosh, his impact, and the impact of Apple, the computer company he created, has had more of an impact on the automotive industry than cars ever had on the products Apple built. From infotainment systems to concept cars to, like, every car Volkswagen makes, it's hard not to find Apple's influence in our industry. And I'll always remember him as the Steve Jobs riding his BMW bike in that shot up top — two years ahead of the release of the first Macintosh.