Steve Jobs, the Apple executive often credited with revolutionizing the computer industry, passed away today. Jobs was 56.

Jobs' death was not a surprise; he's been battling cancer for years. In January, Jobs took a medical leave from Apple, and stepped down as its CEO in August.

Move past the break to see CNN's brief time line of Jobs' tenure at Apple, as he took a company built in is garage to the iPhone-pioneering giant that it is today.