The Apple chairman and former CEO, Steve Jobs is dead. The news was made official by Apple’s website that Steve Jobs passed away on October 5th, 2011 after a long struggle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 56 after recently stepping down from the position of CEO. Steven P. Jobs is one of the greatest of American innovators with incredible achievements and amazing brilliance. He has made some great products such as Macs, iPods, iPhones and iPads. Today is very sad for all of the Apple fans, of course for all of us too.
Apple CEO, Tim Cook sent out a memo to Apple employees noting that there will be an internal celebration to honor Steve’s life soon.
I have some very sad news to share with all of you. Steve passed away earlier today.
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.
We are planning a celebration of Steve’s extraordinary life for Apple employees that will take place soon. If you would like to share your thoughts, memories and condolences in the interim, you can simply email email@example.com.
No words can adequately express our sadness at Steve’s death or our gratitude for the opportunity to work with him. We will honor his memory by dedicating ourselves to continuing the work he loved so much.
I’m including a quote from a Playboy interview with Steve Jobs back in February 1985.
I’ll always stay connected with Apple. I hope that throughout my life I’ll sort of have the thread of my life and the thread of Apple weave in and out of each other, like a tapestry. There may be a few years when I’m not there, but I’ll always come back.
— Steve Jobs, 1985
These are the pictures (above) of Steve Jobs spending time with OS X’s Photo Booth back in 2005.
The above picture captured at the end of the WWDC 2011 keynote, of Steve Jobs with his wife Laurene Powell Jobs.
We, the Gadgetian Team, are truly saddened to to hear the news about Steve Jobs’ death. We loved him and we’re going to miss him.
RIP Steve Jobs.
Source: Apple Press Info