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 company changed its homepage to feature nothing but the main navigation and a photo of Jobs alongside the date of his birth and death. Share your memories of the former Apple co-founder and CEO after the break.
The company released a statement via Business Wire on Wednesday night announcing Jobs’s death, which read:
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.
Apple CEO Tim Cook sent a note to company employees regarding Jobs’s death, according to the Los Angeles Times. Cook said, “We are planning a celebration of Steve's extraordinary life for Apple employees that will take place soon.”
The Post’s Hayley Tsukuyama has collected reactions from notable figures both inside and outside of the technology sector.
In the following video, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak discusses his work with Jobs to found Apple:
In his 2005 commencement address the graduating class at Stanford, Jobs (who attended but never graduated from Reed College in Portland, Ore.) told three stories to the graduating class. During the speech, he issued his oft-mentioned quote, “Stay hungry, stay foolish”:
This May 2007 video includes highlights from The Wall Street Journal’s “All Things D” event where Jobs and Microsoft founder Bill Gates appeared on stage together. “First, I want to clarify, I’m not fake Steve Jobs,” says Gates to laughter:
Time magazine has collected the seven covers Steve Jobs was featured on. He first appeared on the cover in 1982 under the headline, “Striking it rich.” His final appearance was in 2010, shortly after the debut of the iPad.Tweet — Share your memories about #SteveJobs
We’ve collected some reactions from Twitter as users react to Jobs’s death:
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