Steve Jobs' face to appear on a commemorative postage stamp in 2015

Steve Jobs' face to appear on a commemorative postage stamp in 2015
The face of Steve Jobs, the deceased co-founder and former CEO of Apple, is bound to appear on a collectible US postage stamp, a recent US Postal Service list claims. According to it, the design for the commemorative stamp is currently in the works and the finished product will be released by 2015.

Steve Jobs will appear alongside other popular faces, such as Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, John Lennon, and even Barack Obama, whose images are considered to be "contemporary, timely, relevant, interesting, and educational". However, it is unknown what image of Jobs will be featured on the stamp, as the list clearly states that design is still a "subject to change".

source: The Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee via Gizmodo

FEATURED VIDEO

40 Comments

1. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

I think that he deserves it, after all, he was a great visionary, American icon and he has really changed peoples lives. Also great example of American success story, company from garage to most valuable brand in the world.

11. Caralho

Posts: 119; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

Let's also not forget that he will always be remembered as the pioneer of Asian slave labor for the sake of profit, and the great human being who screwed nearly everyone who were with him in the beginning, denying stock options to some who gahe his dream their all and worked tirelessly to bring his plans to fruition.

20. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Eh, whatever, this was probably induced by a bit of prodding with forks of cash by certain people. USPS could certainly use the money as it is always a bit under funded.

25. stealthd unregistered

There's a lot of legitimate criticisms to make against Jobs. You didn't make a single one there. Complete swing and a miss, but the fanboys (or rather haters) give you thumbs up anyway.

21. maherk

Posts: 6942; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

As an Android and mostly Samsung customer I have to agree. While I don't like Apple's model in the last couple of years, mainly after the death of Jobs, but one can't deny the huge impact Apple had in our daily life. They revolutionized the smartphone industry, with the iPhone and the iPad, and now with the smartwatch. Yes they are yet to introduce their own smartwatch, but we all know why companies rushed theirs to the market. Android is far ahead from Apple now, when it comes to software as well as hardware, but Jobs was the one behind all the success not just Apple had, but also Samsung, HTC, Sony, etc.. had in the smartphone industry. Truely deserved for the genius behind the simpler life we are enjoying.

2. linaresx

Posts: 101; Member since: Jun 13, 2013

First my tortilla chip now a stamp? IT'S A MIRACLE!!!!

3. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

I don't think he deserves to be a stamp. I mean Cmon... Bill Gates on the other hand... He changed the world. This guy was just good at marketing and hype.

6. Fallout09

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Great, give this guy a stamp! Lets honor a guy was a total douche to everyone... family included! (estranged daughter anyone??)

9. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Nobody cares unfortunately. Just like how Christopher Columbus was a total asshole, but managed to get a holiday just for him.

14. Caralho

Posts: 119; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

Sad, but true. In the end, nowasdays only one thing matters: How many gazillion dollars did he manage to pillage???

18. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

It's not even a real holiday if I have to work lol

23. Fallout09

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

So you put Steve Jobs in the same boat as Christopher Columbus? Wow.... I would have never make the connection between the 2 on any level.

29. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Ask what the general public know about C Columbus. You probably will hear: 1. He discovered America (which he didn't) 2. He was worried about falling off the edge of the earth (biggest lie of our time - no one questioned that the earth was round at that time). And you won't hear about his blood spilling of american natives either in any school history book. Same with Jobs. Most people don't know how he screwed over Woziak, his daughter, or being a complete asshole to his employees and his smugness to any of his competitors.

26. stealthd unregistered

You realize they're no longer "estranged" once they reconnect right? I guess that didn't happen in your fantasy narrative. And maybe do some research on Gates. He was a douche to everyone too, (you have heard of Microsoft right?) Nothing against his philanthropy but it doesn't magically erase history.

28. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Still doesn't change the fact. When has Bill ever seemed to act like he was better than everyone else? Everytime I see him come up, it looks like he's wearing clothes from Costco. He also has donated probably more than 37 billion dollars by now. He also has a foundation to charity. Not only that, Microsoft was much MUCH more of an impact that Apple ever was and "is". You're comparing a filthy peasant to a saint.

30. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Apple and Jobs gave to charities, but it was, and is, like everything else about the company that isn't a product: Something they don't talk about. You don't buy their products because they are saints or sinners, so why would they? As for the impact of Microsoft vs Apple, you are missing a key point: Without Microsoft, Apple is still around. Without Apple, there is no Windows, thus no Microsoft. Apple started as a hardware company that does their own software. Microsoft is a software company that made it using a stolen idea.

37. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Without apple MS would still be around since MS made office back way in the day for apple and whoever else would come along.

36. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

We don't treat gates like we do jobs.

35. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I'm pretty sure they would patent this lil stamp

4. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

I don't think he deserves to be a stamp. I mean Cmon... Bill Gates on the other hand... He changed the world. This guy was just good at marketing and hype.

5. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Probably be the most expensive stamp. and why would they wast paper for this man

7. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

Of course everyone will have to go through the iTunes store to get it. Cost a dollar for a 48 cent stamp. John B.

33. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

It'll only cost $0.70. Apple only takes 30%. :)

8. serendunoir

Posts: 4; Member since: May 11, 2012

I see a patent coming soon. Squares designed with ridged sides. "Apple invented the stamp!!!! "

34. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

I think the Steve Jobs stamp will have rounded corners.

41. spasticpat

Posts: 110; Member since: Dec 18, 2012

Like an app? That'd be pretty cool...the iStamp

10. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Only in America - they should make one for the patent office, too, as they are partially to blame for Apple's success....

12. boblight

Posts: 84; Member since: Jul 28, 2012

Well... Say what you want. But Steve did help to revolutionize the smartphone industry. If it wasn't for the iPhone I really don't know what today would be like. So yeah. He should get a stamp.

13. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

If it weren't for apple then android would have dominated a few years later. AND YES, they had a touch screen design in the works, but didn't think people wanted it yet.

15. Caralho

Posts: 119; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

Of course, because the Blackberry never existed in your paralel universe, right? Like it or not, Jobs was SECOND to the smart phone industry.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.