Steve Jobs, the mastermind behind Apple’s iPhone, iPad, iPod, iMac and iTunes, has died, Apple said. Jobs was 56.
Apple did not reveal where Jobs died or from what cause — though in recent years he had fought pancreatic cancer and had a liver transplant.
“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.”
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.”
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.
Shortly after learning of Jobs’ death, Wozniak told ABC News, “I’m shocked and disturbed.”
Industry watchers called him a master innovator — perhaps on a par with Thomas Edison — changing the worlds of computing, recorded music and communications.
Jobs rivals in the development of personal computers, Microsoft co-founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen, immediately reacted to his death and highlighted his importance to their industry.
Allen called him “a unique tech pioneer and auteur who knew how to make amazingly great products.”
Gates also extended his condolences, and added via a written statement, “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.
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the end of the day of successful story of Apple products?
i dont think so..apple merupakan sebuah syarikat yang amat berjaya..not only selling their products but the most successful story regarding Apple is they are selling a new lifestyle..selling a new trend to the world..
untuk gadget-geeks, ini merupakan hari yang agak sedih dan sudah pasti hala tuju apple selepas ini agak mencabar kerana Apple adalah Steve Jobs dan Steve Jobs adalah Apple..
it’s like eating banana split without banana..all seems not rite anytime anywhere u have it..
Terima kasih Steve Jobs..!