Time Magazine has called Apple CEO Steve Jobs on of its "people who mattered" in 2004.

A short piece about Apple's ;eader says: "It has been t was a year of challenge and triumph for the man behind the iPod, who learned he had a rare form of pancreatic cancer and had surgery to remove a tumour."

Both Pixar and Apple's stock has soared. On Jobs' return to public life after cancer surgery, Time writes: "Appearing in public after his cancer ordeal, Jobs smiled and said, "I'm back." It was music to our earbuds."