Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has died

Steve Jobs, the Apple co-founder and former CEO died at 56. Jobs, have transformed millions of peoples daily lives with his technology. Jobs co-founded Apple Computer in 1976 and, with his childhood friend Steve Wozniak, marketed what was considered the world’s first personal computer, the Apple II.

We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today,”

read a statement by Apple’s board of directors.

“Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve. His greatest love was for his wife, Laurene, and his family. Our hearts go out to them and to all who were touched by his extraordinary gifts.”

Jobs, the mastermind behind Apple’s iPhone, iPad, iPod, iMac and iTunes, was diagnosed with a rare form of pancreatic cancer in 2003, underwent a  liver transplant in 2009, and stepped down as CEO of Apple on the 24th of August 2011, after years of degrading health.

The death of the tech icon gathered reactions from people including Fortune 500 company CEOs, celebrities, politicians, fellow tech-savvy experts and Apple lovers to offer their condolences and praises of Jobs’ life accomplishments.

The homepage of Apple’s website this evening switched to a full-page image of Jobs with the text, “Steve Jobs 1955-2011.”

Clicking on the image revealed the additional text:

Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.”

sources:

Steve Jobs dies: Apple chief created personal computer, iPad, iPod, iPhone
Steven Paul Jobs, 1955-2011


 

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