Steve Jobs has died

It is with great sadness that we must report that Steve Jobs has passed away. It was not long ago that he stepped down from Apple after a career that anyone could be proud of. Unfortunately, his career was cut short after several battles with different medical issues that forced him to eventually step down as CEO. Apple has issued the following statement:

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

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.

No matter if you never owned a single Apple product or bought each new product the company came out, the entire industry benefited from his bold style and even more ambitious plans. Steve Jobs' not only saved a company from the brink of bankruptcy but he turned that company into the most valuable company in the World. He is a leader that anyone can admire, a true visionary of our time.

Flags today were flying at half mast at Apple HQ, in tribute to Steve. Tim Cook said today that "No words could adequately express our sadness at Steve Jobs' death."

Apple has posted up a tribute at apple.com/stevejobs, below is a screenshot of that page.

Our thoughts are with his family and hope that his last moments are Earth were peaceful. From everyone at Neowin, we say rest in peace Steve and thanks for all that you have done. 

"I want to put a ding in the universe" - Steve Jobs 1955-2011

 

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R.I.P Steve.
I will miss you but your spirit will live forever. I never thought I could cry so much for someone I didn't know personally. Using your products is a way to keep in touch with your spirit.
You were in this life the most important personality of our industry and beyond...

I don't think any person that cares about the design of the products more than Steve. He has change the landscape from everything from computing to tablets. Seriously, when you think about the products that was before Steve, they were ugly.

Whether or not you like Steve Jobs, he was a pioneer in technology, without him and several other tech pioneers, we wouldn't have the things we have today. I'm not a fan of Apple nor do i own any of their products, but thank you Steve for all your ideas and technology you have given us!

He wasn't the most accessible man in the world. He wasn't well known for his charm but the man did change the way we communicate and interact with each other. He was a genius and a perfectionist who change the way our world and he will forever have his well deserved place in history and will surely be missed. Thanks to him we all have iPhones, iPads and believe it or not, Android because without Apple's invention of the iPhone, iPad, and iOS there wouldn't be any Android.

R.I.P Steve Jobs.

the greatest thing about SJ was "He sold people on a product they didn't know they needed until he invented it". now how many can claim that "quality". it's a great loss to the world in terms of future technological innovations.

Well, like many others, I did not like the guy but the huge impact on the world is undeniable, and thus he shall be commended. And cancer is a damn bad way to go. RIP

This is the most horrible news. He was popular and liked by everyone, whether an Apple fanboy, or not.

RIP.

Have never and probably never will own an Apple product, but this is way to young.

Every time I hear of some one passing away this young, it gives me the creeps as I'm only a few years younger!! Definitely makes you stop and think for a minute.

R.I.P.

Steve Jobs himself:

Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart."

Edited by Roger H., Oct 6 2011, 12:17pm :

Was sort of expecting this before too long. Never been a fan of Apple products myself, but you can't deny that Jobs did a lot for the World of technology. Sad day.

I have to admit I have never bought an apple product in my life, but I won't argue how brilliant he was. I personally won't miss him, but I did feel a sense of sadness when I read he passed. I hope he is doing well, were ever he is and pray that his family and friends are doing well.

That being sad I don't understand why the internet is erupting with people balling over his death. Millions of young individuals die every day to protect our freedom, I can't remember a single Marine or Soldier that died in the line of duty getting the same type of press coverage as Steve Jobs passing is getting.

Again I hope his family and friends are doing well, but honestly he hasn't made this crazy profound difference that everyone is making out to be his legacy...except for maybe Pixar, but that's stretching it.


Pathetic ****ing world we live in.....

Micheal Jackson dies, every news network has information on it.

Steve Jobs dies, NOTHING. ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.

If if wasnt were Steve Jobs and others like himself, most news stations wouldnt be using their little ****ty OSX to mount quick video clips and picture clips.

Absolutely disgusting.

htcz said,
Pathetic ****ing world we live in.....

Micheal Jackson dies, every news network has information on it.

Steve Jobs dies, NOTHING. ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.

If if wasnt were Steve Jobs and others like himself, most news stations wouldnt be using their little ****ty OSX to mount quick video clips and picture clips.

Absolutely disgusting.

I'm not creative enough to come up with a real comment. It was "breaking news" all over BBC this morning, so some networks at least care about the sad news.

Very, very sad. A pioneer of modern computing as well as a complex and interesting guy. It's been terrible watching him get sicker with each passing year and only seemed a matter of time.

RIP Steve Jobs

This is horrendous news for the tech industry. While Apple will continue to innovate under the new management, there's definitely a hole left there now. I do believe Apple as a product house will now have to up it's game to match what they have done in the past. With Steve Jobs' Apple, it wasn't about the big innovations ... it was about the beautiful little touches that no other company was willing to take a chance on. The design of the products, the glass screens on laptops, the light sensors in every system adjusting screen and keyboard brightness, the 'stores' [No one had taken them to the level Apple did], the gesture systems etc. Sure, some of these things had existed in some form, and been attempted in some forms, but certainly not to the same degree Apple did, and for 'regular' users.

Anyways ... sad loss for the industry, the world, and for his family and friends.

Side note: I lost my Dad the same age as Steve, so last night it got me thinking about him again and made me even more sad for Steve's family. No one should die that young.

RIP. I hate Appletards, but Steve Jobs was one of the fathers of our industry and one of its best visionaries. People like him are rare and he will be missed.

Very said when someone is such a creative soul who is was hamppered by health issues that knock him down while trying to be ambiguous, creative pioneer. He did what he could/loved until the end. Rip Steve.

Wow. The first thing i did in the morning was to read this news and that ruined my whole day.

Rest in Peace, Steve! You will be missed!

Sad to see a truly great human being pass away. Not a fan of Apple but it doesn't take much to recognize this man as a truly great person. Will forever be addicted to watching his speeches.

Rest in Peace Steve.

REDMOND, Wash. - Oct. 5, 2011 - Statement from Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

“I want to express my deepest condolences at the passing of Steve Jobs, one of the founders of our industry and a true visionary. My heart goes out to his family, everyone at Apple and everyone who has been touched by his work.”

kapi91 said,
REDMOND, Wash. - Oct. 5, 2011 - Statement from Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

“I want to express my deepest condolences at the passing of Steve Jobs, one of the founders of our industry and a true visionary. My heart goes out to his family, everyone at Apple and everyone who has been touched by his work.”


Ballmer doesnt give ****. Gates does as he knew the man personally.

He was one of the most visionary and influential human beings who ever lived. He changed the world for the better, and he will be missed. RIP.

RIP. This man was able to accomplish so much and effect the way we live our daily lives even if we never have used any products of Apple. He did what so many can only dream of: change the world. For that, I owe him much respect. RIP Steve Jobs.

He was the visionary of the Desktop
He was the visionary of the modern smartphone
He was the visionary of the modern Tablet
He was the visionary of modern animation

It was because of Jobs that Bill Gates was inspired to do Microsoft Windows
It was because of Jobs that Google tried Android and MS tried Windows Phone 7
It was because of Jobs HP tried touchpad and Android went tablet
It was because of Jobs Animated movies are where they are today

Thank you for everything you have done for us and RIP Steve Jobs.

Hollystar said,
He was the visionary of the Desktop
He was the visionary of the modern smartphone
He was the visionary of the modern Tablet
He was the visionary of modern animation

It was because of Jobs that Bill Gates was inspired to do Microsoft Windows
It was because of Jobs that Google tried Android and MS tried Windows Phone 7
It was because of Jobs HP tried touchpad and Android went tablet
It was because of Jobs Animated movies are where they are today

Thank you for everything you have done for us and RIP Steve Jobs.

I'm sorry but this all conjecture and outright crap.

Hollystar said,
He was the visionary of the Desktop - No. IBM was.
He was the visionary of the modern smartphone - Hardly, HTC went further and earlier.
He was the visionary of the modern Tablet - No people just bought into it.
He was the visionary of modern animation - who cares ?

It was because of Jobs that Bill Gates was inspired to do Microsoft Windows - Nope
It was because of Jobs that Google tried Android and MS tried Windows Phone 7 - Nope all separate plans, agendas and evolutions.
It was because of Jobs HP tried touchpad and Android went tablet - No HP tablet series have been around as long as Windows XP and android was adapted.
It was because of Jobs Animated movies are where they are today - Nope It's because they have the hardware capabilities.

Thank you for everything you have done for us and RIP Steve Jobs.

Need more propaganda bro.

ahhell said,

I'm sorry but this all conjecture and outright crap.

I understand that not everything of what he said is right but keep in mind this isn't the moment to argue :\

Hollystar said,
He was the visionary of the Desktop
He was the visionary of the modern smartphone
He was the visionary of the modern Tablet
He was the visionary of modern animation

It was because of Jobs that Bill Gates was inspired to do Microsoft Windows
It was because of Jobs that Google tried Android and MS tried Windows Phone 7
It was because of Jobs HP tried touchpad and Android went tablet
It was because of Jobs Animated movies are where they are today

Thank you for everything you have done for us and RIP Steve Jobs.


Please someone spray purfume, it smells like bull**** around here.

I understand that not everything of what he said is right but keep in mind this isn't the moment to argue :\

Completely irrelevent. He is wrong and it is not disrespectful to call him out on it.

Mossberg shared some excerpts from his time with Jobs'

My favourite:

Ice water in Hell
For our fifth D Conference, both Steve and his longtime rival, the brilliant Bill Gates, surprisingly agreed to a joint appearance, their first extended onstage joint interview ever. But it almost got derailed.
Earlier in the day, before Gates arrived, I did a solo onstage interview with Jobs, and asked him what it was like to be a major Windows developer, since Apple's iTunes program was by then installed on hundreds of millions of Windows PC. He quipped: “It's like giving a glass of ice water to someone in Hell.” When Gates later arrived and heard about the comment, he was, naturally, enraged, because my partner Kara Swisher and I had assured both men that we hoped to keep the joint session on a high plane.
In a pre-interview meeting, Gates said to Jobs “so I guess I'm the representative from Hell.” Jobs merely handed Gates a cold bottle of water he was carrying. The tension was broken, and the interview was a triumph, with both men acting like statesmen. When it was over, the audience rose in a standing ovation, some of them in tears.

The rest here: http://allthingsd.com/20111005/the-steve-jobs-i-knew/

Arpit said,
Mossberg shared some excerpts from his time with Jobs'

My favourite:

Ice water in Hell
For our fifth D Conference, both Steve and his longtime rival, the brilliant Bill Gates, surprisingly agreed to a joint appearance, their first extended onstage joint interview ever. But it almost got derailed.
Earlier in the day, before Gates arrived, I did a solo onstage interview with Jobs, and asked him what it was like to be a major Windows developer, since Apple's iTunes program was by then installed on hundreds of millions of Windows PC. He quipped: “It's like giving a glass of ice water to someone in Hell.” When Gates later arrived and heard about the comment, he was, naturally, enraged, because my partner Kara Swisher and I had assured both men that we hoped to keep the joint session on a high plane.
In a pre-interview meeting, Gates said to Jobs “so I guess I'm the representative from Hell.” Jobs merely handed Gates a cold bottle of water he was carrying. The tension was broken, and the interview was a triumph, with both men acting like statesmen. When it was over, the audience rose in a standing ovation, some of them in tears.

The rest here: http://allthingsd.com/20111005/the-steve-jobs-i-knew/

Instead of knowledging that most ppl using iDevices are Windows users and thanking Bill Gates for the OS-platform that helped his company achieve their success.

Gates should do his last charity work on earth by taking with him a glass of water and giving it to Mr. Jobs in hell.

RIP Steve Jobs, you were a true visionary for the tech world, and your presence will be greatly missed. I only wish I could've met you in real life just once before you passed.

On a sidenote, I'm glad to see that most people are being mature about this, even on Neowin.

Bill Gates just released a statement regarding Steve Jobs passing....

“I'm truly saddened to learn of Steve Jobs' death. Melinda and I extend our sincere condolences to his family and friends, and to everyone Steve has touched through his work.

Steve and I first met nearly 30 years ago, and have been colleagues, competitors and friends over the course of more than half our lives.

The world rarely sees someone who has had the profound impact Steve has had, the effects of which will be felt for many generations to come.

For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, it's been an insanely great honor. I will miss Steve immensely.”

texasghost said,
Bill Gates just released a statement regarding Steve Jobs passing....

“I'm truly saddened to learn of Steve Jobs' death. Melinda and I extend our sincere condolences to his family and friends, and to everyone Steve has touched through his work.

Steve and I first met nearly 30 years ago, and have been colleagues, competitors and friends over the course of more than half our lives.

The world rarely sees someone who has had the profound impact Steve has had, the effects of which will be felt for many generations to come.

For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, it's been an insanely great honor. I will miss Steve immensely.”


Should be added to the article and to Microsoft's website.

RIP, not very often the world does get a genius. The ability to build Apple to the mega company that it is and his extreme marketing capability will be sadly missed.

Innovative to the end. Liked the iPhone to start however I feel it has gone downhill. Apple OS is nice but their restriction to hardware is what drives me to hate it.

Their iPod line was good. Probably the thing that really drove apple into existance. It never died out untill they got caught up on the crappy touch based idea. A touch nano? pfft a mere gimmick in my mind.

Still, love or hate I still respect his work although I believe I will never purchase the latest apple product or follow the iHype

It just occurred to me:

Could all our ranting about how unimpressive the iPhone 4S was be responsible for his death (once he heard how it was received by the public)?

superconductive said,
It just occurred to me:

Could all our ranting about how unimpressive the iPhone 4S was be responsible for his death (once he heard how it was received by the public)?


No.

It takes a man with true cajones to change the world. Whether you liked it or not, most people don't have what it takes to exert their vision of perfection upon the universe. He did. And he worked harder than you or me until his last breath.

Do you know what it takes to go against the grain of society? To say, no, this is not the way it should be. The wall street protesters are doing that right now. But the difference is he did something about it. He didn't just sit in a tent on the street to say what he didn't like about the world.

As a fellow entrepreneur I know I share the same DNA that makes me shiver at the thought of a relaxing retirement. If I get lucky enough to live to 100, best believe I will be working damn hard until that last freaking breath.

Typed from a windows PC. RIP

adam7288 said,
He did. And he worked harder than you or me until his last breath.

Do you know what it takes to go against the grain of society? To say, no, this is not the way it should be. The wall street protesters are doing that right now. But the difference is he did something about it.


Please. I work just as damn hard for my money as anyone else. You make him sound like he was trying to solve world hunger.

speedstr3789 said,

Please. I work just as damn hard for my money as anyone else. You make him sound like he was trying to solve world hunger.

There is a difference between working hard for money and working hard to realize a vision. A subtle but very significant difference. It's why everyone one who simply works really hard does not become someone who is widely considered a visionary.

Even though I may not agree with some of his views, but I respected his mind and vision. May he rest in peace, wish his family well.

Scirwode

[8:57 p.m. ET] Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates: "I'm truly saddened to learn of Steve Jobs' death. Melinda and I extend our sincere condolences to his family and friends, and to everyone Steve has touched through his work. Steve and I first met nearly 30 years ago, and have been colleagues, competitors and friends over the course of more than half our lives. The world rarely sees someone who has had the profound impact Steve has had, the effects of which will be felt for many generations to come. For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, it's been an insanely great honor. I will miss Steve immensely."

CoLdFuSi0n said,
[8:57 p.m. ET] Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates: "I'm truly saddened to learn of Steve Jobs' death. Melinda and I extend our sincere condolences to his family and friends, and to everyone Steve has touched through his work. Steve and I first met nearly 30 years ago, and have been colleagues, competitors and friends over the course of more than half our lives. The world rarely sees someone who has had the profound impact Steve has had, the effects of which will be felt for many generations to come. For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, it's been an insanely great honor. I will miss Steve immensely."

This should be added to the article NOW.

Wow, this is truly saddening. We all knew it would come, it doesn't make it any less sad.

Rest in peace Steve Jobs. You've earned it.

If there was 1 word to sum up Steve Jobs, I think it would be Visionary.
He always tried to imagine what the products of the future would look like, and make those a reality today.
He was not afraid to take risks.
His loss is going to create large void in the world we live today. He will be heavily missed.

Thank you Steve for everything you've done. May you rest in peace.
Is this a coincidence that this news comes just 1 day after the release of the iphone?

superconductive said,
If there was 1 word to sum up Steve Jobs, I think it would be Visionary.
He always tried to imagine what the products of the future would look like, and make those a reality today.
He was not afraid to take risks.
His loss is going to create large void in the world we live today. He will be heavily missed.

Thank you Steve for everything you've done. May you rest in peace.


Great comment

R.I.P. Steve .. I have never been an Apple fanboi but you were the man who made all others want to think differently too.

Very sad day. Despite your feelings about Apple and Jobs, there can be no doubt that he was a visionary and an important presence in technology that helped continue to push the industry forward.

RIP Steve.

I hate Apple products, they are so horribly over priced. But yet I still respect what this man has contributed to technology, he truly was an inspiration and without Apple's technology we wouldn't be where we are today in accordance to smart phones etc. R.I.P

I have to pay my respects. The man brought Apple back from bankruptcy and made it the dominant tech company of the world.

Rest in peace, Steve.

I'm not the hugest fan of Apple products but I will give Mr. Jobs the measure of respect deserved for the inovation he's contributed to personel computing tech. He has definately left his mark, that's for sure.

R.I.P. Steve Jobs 1955-2011

Sad for him to die at such a young age. I wonder if the iphone 4gs launch was delayed because of this. Meaning they knew he was so sick so they waited (or steve told them to wait).

I really hope steve was not the sole designer of the products. I really hope for apples sake the iphone 4 and ipad 2 were compeltely designed by others in the company.

Wow....damn

I loathe Apple with a burning passion, but you have to respect what Steve Jobs was able to accomplish. The world will miss him.

Not unexpected - the last picture I saw he very much looked terminal. Seen way too many in that condition after a bout with pancreatic cancer. Nasty disease.

I wasn't a fan of his or of Apple, but is there a more important figure in tech in the past 30 years? Big loss for the tech world. Apple won't be the same, that's for sure.

Cancer is such a horrible disease that takes too many good people every year. Having lost my dad to cancer, my heart really goes out to the family. 56 is far too young. My dad was only 57. Watching someone you love slowly waste away at such a young age is the worst thing imaginable. My thoughts and prayers are with his family for sure. R.I.P Steve. You will be missed by many.

JPXi said,
I wasn't a fan of his or of Apple, but is there a more important figure in tech in the past 30 years?

Gates. A opinion but nonetheless.

I personally wonder if he passed today or in the last few days.. its very interesting that they would put this up on apples website without making a proper press release.. very strange.. also they just put years

i could see him putting apple before himself and telling them exactly what to do in the event of his death

Lachlan said,
I personally wonder if he passed today or in the last few days.. its very interesting that they would put this up on apples website without making a proper press release.. very strange.. also they just put years

i could see him putting apple before himself and telling them exactly what to do in the event of his death

He probably had a speech with all the staff there knowing that it was coming, such sad news :\

SuperKid said,

He probably had a speech with all the staff there knowing that it was coming, such sad news :\

my gradfather died of pancreatic cancer.. you know for about a week when its about to happen

Lachlan said,
I personally wonder if he passed today or in the last few days.. its very interesting that they would put this up on apples website without making a proper press release.. very strange.. also they just put years

i could see him putting apple before himself and telling them exactly what to do in the event of his death


I would put my company before myself as well.

You may be correct that he died a few days ago but Apple could not offer the death before the iPhone4S. If Apple's stock now is going to take a dive, imagine if they would have announced it before the iPhone4S

Steve Jobs also impacted the world **outside* of Apple - so you have been impacted even if you never owned an Apple Product. Requescat in pace, Steven.

Really not an apple fan, But i have gotta give the man his due credit. And I'm rather glad there haven't been any mean jokes, just ones in good spirit.

+1 old man.

Funeral ? we got an app for that .

A tragic loss to the tech community. Condolences to his family and fanboys alike

R.I.P S.J

iRIP Steve Jobs ! You made great products for everybody ! Not an Apple fan but your products changed the whole world !

Really a sad news !

Very sad news indeed, and I think that Brad did a great job of summing up my thoughts and feelings, and those of many others, in the article at the top.

I'm sure that Steve passed away with the knowledge and satisfaction that he built something truly extraordinary in Apple, and left behind an amazing legacy that will continue for many, many years to come.

Love him or hate him, the tech industry has lost a man who has helped revolutionized it and whose has turned a company into the 2nd most valuable company in the world

RIP Steve Jobs

Oh dear. Well there goes one of the greatest minds of the past few decades. The tech industry will forever remember him as a visionary that took ideas and made them viable for the masses with elegance.

Lord...
I knew this day would come, but... this is too soon, way too soon!

Rest in peace, Steve Jobs.
All my thoughts to you, your family, friends, employees and many fans!

What a sad day.
I wish I could have seen him in person at least once.

Incredible man and it's thanks to him that many good things in the tech world happened, as well did he help me become more confident in giving presentations, I learned a lot from his keynotes.

Uncomparable man.

GS:mac

texasghost said,
It will be interesting to hear the condolances that come from some of his rivals like Bill Gates and IBM.

Intresting? Why? They will pay their respects. Believe it or not, Gates and him were close so he will problably make a public conference by himself, not in the name of Microsoft.

texasghost said,
It will be interesting to hear the condolances that come from some of his rivals like Bill Gates and IBM.

I recomment watching "Pirates of Silicon Valey" movie, you'll find out a lot about them (great movie also). Besides, what's going on in Apple/MS fanboys' heads has 0 influence on business, people behind business, products etc. It's business not kids' playground, these people are friends/colleagues, saying in public what they have to, private life is something completely else. Time to grow up, kids

Truly an end of an era. Love him or hate him, he changed the world and it will never be the same without him.

RIP Steve

I knew when he retired finally from CEO he was a very ill man however I did not expect anything like this that soon...

RIP - A great leader in the tech industry.

Nicholas-c said,
I knew when he retired finally from CEO he was a very ill man however I did not expect anything like this that soon...

RIP - A great leader in the tech industry.

Yup his cancer that he had is that fast. I expected it, especially when you didn't see hime at the "announcement" yesterday.

jesseinsf said,
Even though I dislike the guy, It is sad that he passed away :-(

I totally agree.

I didn't really like the man either, and like apple even less. But I will not deny that him and his company were the spark for several of today's popular industries. Mr. Jobs you will be missed.

jesseinsf said,
Even though I dislike the guy, It is sad that he passed away :-(

Meh, It's not like Apple is innovative anymore. They just like to sue companies now.

That really stinks... I too am not a big fan of Apple, but I have to be honest... There isn't anyone else like him...

Like him or not, he brought Apple to a new high... This news just really stinks...

KingCrimson said,

Dude, market closed 2 hours ago...

It's dropped slightly in after market trading. I'm sure it will rebound tomorrow or shortly after.

KingCrimson said,

Dude, market closed 2 hours ago...

(1) There are other markets than the US market that APPL trades in (I think)... but there is after market trading.

Jme621 said,
News of this will drop apple stock by 15-20% tomorrow i bet, RIP Mr. Jobs

Why? Did stockholders not know this was coming? I mean it's sad that the day has finally come, but the stock didn't plummit when he resigned as CEO. Everyone knew it was coming. Tim Cook has been CEO in action for quite a while and more recently in title.

Jme621 said,
News of this will drop apple stock by 15-20% tomorrow i bet, RIP Mr. Jobs

First thing I thought. This is going to hurt Apple's stock ALOT.....

htcz said,

First thing I thought. This is going to hurt Apple's stock ALOT.....

Stock is rising. It's not fanboys that buy stocks.

I will Miss Watching Steve Jobs at his Apple Keynote events ( or whatever they are called ) when he unveils a new products. Something about him presenting new products I liked.

He was able to turn Apple around back in the 1990s to what it is today.

RIP Steve Jobs.

DPyro said,
I don't think it was surprising at all

I think it's surprising because it happened sooner than everyone was expecting.

no-sweat said,

I think it's surprising because it happened sooner than everyone was expecting.

I wasn't. I was expecting him to die in June/July. This is 3 months late. I've actually said so in March and one of my comments was removed. http://www.neowin.net/news/rum...-50-in-april-free-mobile-me LOL

Nevertheless, my only reason to have liked Apple's way of product design and keen sense of design based on user needs was Steve Jobs. Now he's dead. So I am quite unhappy.

Wow... I never considered myself an Apple fan but this guy was a huge tech figure. I knew it was coming but I didn't think it would be this early...this is incredibly sad news. RIP Steve.

Tom said,
Wow... I never considered myself an Apple fan but this guy was a huge tech figure. I knew it was coming but I didn't think it would be this early...this is incredibly sad news. RIP Steve.

Same. I hate Apple, I hate Apple fanboys even more... but in the end a man died way too young. Sad stuff

It's a sad day indeed, still cannot believe it. I knew he had been ill, and was still battling something (hence him stepping down as CEO to take it easy) /but/ didnt dream it was this bad.

RIP Steve, you've touched the lives of many people indeed.

I never liked the way they did business, but this is a sad day for many. He single handed changed the mobile industries and I thank him for that.

My condolence to his family.

I too have never been an apple fan, but this is a great loss. Gone way too soon.

Pancreatic cancer, more so than most other forms of cancer, is indeed a scourge on humanity. Hopefully, Mr. Jobs left behind some money for more research into fighting this most lethal of cancers.

Stephen Fry on Jobs: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-15193922

Edited by Shiranui, Oct 6 2011, 1:34am :

no-sweat said,

Same. I hate Apple, I hate Apple fanboys even more... but in the end a man died way too young. Sad stuff

But remember that he also helped building Pixar when no one was willing to spend money on computer animated films, a man that really changed the world is dead and that's truly sad.

Edited by Meconio, Oct 6 2011, 3:56am :

Meconio said,

But remember that he also helped building Pixar when no one was willing to spend money on computer animated films, a man that really changed the world is dead and that's truly sad.

Good point. Pixar has been incredibly entertaining for all. I can't help but think about where we'd be without the massive influence and creativity that forced the competition to step up their game and we all benefited as a result. RIP Steve Jobs.

Google and samsung delayed nexus prime announcement their main competition to Iphone due to steve jobs death.... but what did apple do? release iphone within few dayts of his death.... seems like apple dont respect steve jobs...

still1 said,
Google and samsung delayed nexus prime announcement their main competition to Iphone due to steve jobs death.... but what did apple do? release iphone within few dayts of his death.... seems like apple dont respect steve jobs...

To not release the product which he has had in mind since the 80's would have been disrespectful.