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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