Steve jobs has passed away

steve jobs famous pictureApple has lost a visonary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being.

According to a statement just issued by Apple’s Board of Directors, company co-founder and longtime CEO Steve Jobs has passed away (Wednesday 5 October 2011 ).

No words can adequately express our sadness at Steve’s death or our gratitude for the opportunity to work with him. We will honor his memory by dedicating ourselves to continuing the work he loved so much.   (by Tim cook)

Jobs remained Chairman of the Board at the company, as well as director and an Apple employee. He recommended that company COO Tim Cook take his place as CEO. Yesterday, Cook gave his first keynote address as CEO, unveiling the new iPhone 4S.

Jobs had battled cancer, and in 2004 had an operation related to the disease. In recent years, illness had forced him to step back from his role as CEO of Apple on separate occasions. He also had a liver transplant in 2009 during one of those medical leaves.

But after each battle, he came back and continued his amazing work at Apple. In 2007, he unveiled the iPhone. In 2010, the iPad. His last appearance on stage was at Apple’s 2011 WWDC event in San Francisco. There, he laid the groundwork for Apple’s latest innovations including iOS 5, OS X Lion, and iCloud.

It’s amazing that most of us have not had the pleasure to meet Steve Jobs, but yet he’s touched all of our lives without a doubt. If we could all live half the life the Jobs lead, the world would undoubtedly be a better place. We’ve lost a visionary and a genius that has left behind a legacy that will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace Steve Jobs.

(Src TechCrunch)

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