Share Your Thoughts on Steve Jobs
A leader in innovation, technology and a game-changer in how we live and work, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs dies at 56.
The Times described Mr. Jobs as a "visionary who helped usher in the era of personal computers" and "led a cultural transformation" in the way we listen to music, watch movies and communicate via mobile devices. The Times reported:
Mr. Jobs stepped down from the chief executive role in late August, saying he could no longer fulfill his duties, and became chairman. He underwent surgery for pancreatic cancer in 2004, and received a liver transplant in 2009.
“Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives,” the company said. “The world is immeasurably better because of Steve."
On Apple's website, a photo of Jobs appears and links to one statement that reads:
"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."
The news comes just one day after the company announced its latest product, the iPhone 4S.