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Steve Jobs: 1955 - 2011

Steve Jobs: 1955 - 2011

Apple is reporting that Steve Jobs passed away today. The co-founder of Apple and the guiding mind behind the Mac, iPod and iTunes, Pixar and Apple Retail, iPhone and iPad, Jobs was 56 years old, and is survived by his family, friends, colleagues, and an industry he helped innovate and inspire.

CUPERTINO, Calif., Oct 05, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- 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 has posted a page containing the following message:

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.

If you would like to share your thoughts, memories, and condolences, please email rememberingsteve@apple.com

Steve Jobs' family has issued the following statement:

Steve died peacefully today surrounded by his family.

In his public life, Steve was known as a visionary; in his private life, he cherished his family. We are thankful to the many people who have shared their wishes and prayers during the last year of Steve’s illness; a website will be provided for those who wish to offer tributes and memories.

We are grateful for the support and kindness of those who share our feelings for Steve. We know many of you will mourn with us, and we ask that you respect our privacy during our time of grief.

Tim Cook has sent out the following email to Apple employees:

Team,

I have some very sad news to share with all of you. Steve passed away earlier today.

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.

We are planning a celebration of Steve’s extraordinary life for Apple employees that will take place soon. If you would like to share your thoughts, memories and condolences in the interim, you can simply email rememberingsteve@apple.com.

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.

Tim

We have no words, other than to express our deepest gratitude for everything he gave us, and our deepest sympathies to his family, friends, and colleagues.

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I know, for someone I never met I feel incredibly sad over his death. With all the articles, video and conjectures over what he was thinking I feel like in some way I did know him and actually found myself rooting for him. I hope the company he founded stays true to his vision. As much as I can say I will truly miss him I know that is nothing compared to how his family is feeling and I wish them all the best.
Very sad.

As an android user, I can't say I liked Steve Jobs as a person. But it is impossible to deny the contributions he made in the world of technology. For that I respect him and will miss his genius, and some times crazy, ideas.

As an android user you can't say you liked Steve Jobs as a person? That makes absolutely no sense. If you didn't like him as a CEO, developer, engineer, etc., that makes sense. You have no idea who he was as a person. And to base that fact on something as trivial as a mobile operating system...

It has nothing to do with him being the creater of Apple and all that. It was just a way of me showing that even the fans of his competitor's company respected his work.
And as a person, I think he had some severe issues with how he adressed his competitors, their customers, as well as his own companie's customers. It is entirely possible for me to admire his work and contributions but dislike him as a person. If you couldn't read that far into my comment.. sorry for not making it simpler I guess.

I agree. That comment was a result of a cult-like loyalty to an OS. Crazy. Im afraid many Android & iOS users fall prey to that mind set. We must appreciate all technology, not worship it or its CEO. RiP SJ

RIP STEVE JOBS.
A man truly ahead of his time.
A Genius.....
And the most respected man in the tech industry...
You will be missed

May he Rest In Peace he is more a lesson of perseverance other than anything else he is the prove that if we believe in ourself and try our best we can make our dreams come true

Wow!!! I am shocked. I just found out. What a great man he was! He really was amazing!!! RIP Steve. You will be missed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Such a loss.
So many revolutions were carried out thanks to him, his work, and the team he assembled around him..
You'll be missed

wow I am very saddened, Rip Steve Jobs, one of the most creative minds of our generation

Sad to hear. Even though we all probably knew it was coming, nothing can truly prepare you for the shock, especially for his friends and family. Like him or hate him, he did do a lot for the tech world, and no one can deny that
Rip Steve jobs.

As a android user I can say that I will miss Steve for everything he has done for Tech. You will be missed Steve!

"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do," he told the Stanford grads in 2005.
"If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on."
RIP

That sucks...He was definitely an innovator and badass. I'm a driod guy all the way, but without SJ, Android probably wouldn't have happened.

R.I.P. This must have been difficult for Tim and his team yesterday to know the end was near

I am at a loss for words... I didnt have baseball heroes or football heroes I grew up watching Steve Jobs wishing to be like him... It may sound silly but Steve Jobs was my hero... RIP

Oh. My. God...This man was an icon..i dont even have the words...This man has been my idol for years..I cant even look at the apple sighn on the products in my house without a tear...tear tear

RIP Steve Jobs , you will go down in History in the same league as Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell and the Wright Brothers as an investors who have changed the course of humanity

I didn't agree with his philosophy, but his influence surrounds us. RIP, no more suffering.

The loss of a true visionary. The world benefited greatly from your genius. Thank you Mr. Jobs.

Ya know really, a great man lost his life and people can’t say anything respectful, Unbelievable!

RIP Mr. Jobs. You were a genius and you broke much ground. From the Apple II, to the Mac, to the iDevices. Your presence will be missed.

Steve is a role model. As someone who always knew what he wanted, had high expectations and seldom expected anything. He brought little magic to all of our lives. Making technology fun and new again. I will always look up to him as an example.
Fair well.

He was a master of Tech Marketing. There where MP3 players before the iPod, but he made want his. There where smartphones before the iPhone, but he made you want his. He knew how to market tech to the public, and for that he deserves a lot of respect.

Little creepy, but a sad lott none the less. Although I'm not a fan of the iphone, the man definitely had a huge impact on the tech world. It's hard to say where the mobile world and beyond would stand today without him as some of the technology that was created under his watch molded how other companies progressed over the years.

“In appreciation of Steve Jobs: Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

At first when I saw the post at Android Central , I thought Phill was kidding or something , but damn
Loved Steve or Hated him , you gotta admit that he was a real genius & his visions did change the world & owe him allot for the technologies we have today
Our prayers goes to his family
Rest In Peace ... Steve

Steve will be missed forever. He is an icon of my generation and I pray he is for future generations, men like him can change the world for the better.

I can hardly believe it, RIP Steve, thank you for the iPhone and everything else that was inspired by it. Thanks for pushing your competitors to keep innovating.

Also not a fan of Apple mobile products any longer but it's a sad day. Steve Jobs paved the way for technology and made us all have better products. He will be missed.

“In appreciation of Steve Jobs: Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
Here's to Steve! 

RIP! Really seems silly now complaining about the small upgrade of the 4s. Times like this how us what really matters.
You will be missed Steve. May you fly with the angels.

Sickeningly ironic that he dies now. But that does raise the question, was he weekend at Benie'sed 'till now?

I will preface this by saying I am typing this on my MacBook Pro, but could just as easily do it with my iPod touch, iPhone or iPad, and I will will probably go to hell for it also. Buuuuut, if I had grown Apple to what it is today and then turned it over for them to have that keynote yesterday, I would have died also.
With that said I had a lot of respect for what the man has done not only for Apple, but for the technology industry as a whole

you are a genuine piece of shit and you should change your name from the brain to the terd! you stink!!!

R.I.P. Steve Jobs. A great loss to innovation and quality, if only others could follow his lead in the world i think it would be a better place. Strive for perfection push the limits and do things that people said could not be done. I never wish that people may suffer in life but nice to know that his is over.

In appreciation of Steve Jobs: "Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond oyf rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
To Steve! 

Rest In Perfection Mr. Jobs!!!! Although I'm an Android user, I haven't purchased a PC since I bought my 1st MacBook in 2006 & I refuse to go back...you changed they way I view computers just as you did for many others. You will definitely be missed but never forgotten!!!!

I am very saddened by this news. I feel like someone very close to me has died and I couldn't get there to say goodbye. You will be missed Steve.
An Apple and Macintosh user from Way back in 1983.

Wow... Just wow, about 2 months ago he resigns and now this. RIP Steve you were truly a visionary. I just hope that the technology companies of the world that rival Apple will be able to honor his memory as well, as the smartphone, PC, and tablet markets would be nothing like they are today without Steve's vision. May his guidance lead the path of the future...

I am very saddened by this news. I feel like someone very close to me has died and I couldn't get there to say goodbye. You will be missed Steve.
An Apple IIc and Macintosh user from 1983 to present

I am a fan of Apple and Android and Steve Job will be missed dearly. I believe because of his ideas Apple and Android are were they are today. Honestly I'm surprised that the event even took place yesterday with this happening. Again Steve you will be missed.

may you rest well and in the hands of angels. your creative mind now becomes a part of a greater compendium. rest easy my friend, rest easy.

May God grant Peace to the Loved Ones, Friends and Followers of this brilliant business man. He will be missed. R.I.P. Mr. Jobs.

RIP Steve! You were a visionary and you changed the personal computer world with your Macs; the portable music world with the Ipod and the mobile phone world with the iPhone. Not to mention how music is purchased ala iTunes! Your legacy lives on in what you have created and the changes you have led. Your impact will be felt for some time to come. God bless you and your family! You will be missed!

To say I was shocked when I came to check the latest 4S news would be an understatement. I'm oddly saddened in a way that I wouldn't have expected myself to be. It's not like I knew the guy; but in a way, I think we all did. Just a little bit.
I hate the Macintosh with a passion. I love Apple products, but I truly abhor OS X. For a long time, the Macintosh hatred kept me from touching anything Apple, but I just couldn't resist the siren song of the iPod 2G, with its 20GB of storage. That's when it began. Now, I own more Apple products than any other technology company, including if you factor in any product that uses electricity in my house.
To say that Jobs touched the world in a way that was profound would be an understatement. He redefined the world through technology and vision. Whether you're a Mac/Apple hater, a fanboi, or simply indifferent, it's undeniable what he has done to change the landscape of the 21st century, both from a technology standpoint as well as a business one.
I hope, for all of our sakes, that he left a roadmap of his vision for the future. If not, I shudder to think of the task that the people that are left to fill his gigantic shoes are undertaking.
Whoever that is, I truly hope they "Think Different". RIP Steve. You'll be missed.

The world has lost a visionary leader. I may not be a quote/ "apple fanboy" end quote, but Steve Jobs led the way to technology being a part of our daily lives. Great man, a brilliant mind, and a visionary leader has left us. We all owe a part of our time here to respect this great person.

I agree. Like i said it might be the end or it might be a new fresh start. As a person i human being i wish Steve all the best in heaven but as a person i just couldnt stand Steve very much. I just wish he would had been a better person. Rest in Peace Steve.

It's a sad day. . He was only 56. Plenty of time to come up with new ideas. We Have lost a great individual. My thoughts and prayers are with his loving family. May he rest in piece.

Just wow. Rest In Peace. I really have nothing to say. Mr. Jobs, I pray your family finds peace in this extremely difficult time.

Today, it doesn't matter which platform I use. Thought and prayers for the family and apple employees...not an easy thing to go through, especially at a time when they would like to be focusing on their new product launch.

It's a very sad day. I remember in elementary school that the computer room was all older Mac computers and I couldn't get one at home because we didn't have the money but my Uncle had one and I loved going over to use it. Since I'm older and am able to work now, I have almost every Apple product.
I look up to you Steve Jobs because I wish I had the patience and skills to do what you did.

BlackBerry phones would not be what they are today if it were not for Steve Jobs. He was a man who defined the future. My deepest condolences to his family, friends and many fans.

To the disrespectful comments here I hope they get blown away.......R.I.P Steve Jobs..my condolences to his family I know it's hard to lose a family member...thank you for everything!!

Android user here to thank SJ for his vision on what mobile devices can do. Smartphones would not be where they are today without SJ. We'd probably still have ugly bricks running Windows CE. RIP Steve and again thanks.

Not many human beings can say that they changed the way that people think in a positive way to benefit humanity. While Steve Jobs did not save lives, he certainly gave us many means of making our lives easier, happier & more productive.
I am grateful to be free of the headache that is Windows.
I am grateful that we have a better choice in technology that constantly strives to push the envelope.
I am grateful to have a simplified 'all-in-one' device that is more than I could've ever dreamed of.
Godspeed, Steve. Godspeed.

Thank you Steve for everyhting, a true insperation to us all and we will deeply miss you and your vision.

Steve kept apple going... apple is a company that forces out people after 5 years of employment... so they have no sense of continuity except through Steve. Now the bets begin-- I give apple 2 years before it collapses.

RIP to the best CEO to ever live. One who started the company, brought it up when it was struggling, and became the face of the company.

Our grandchildren and great grandchildren will think of Steve Jobs in the same manner as we think of Thomas Edison. Complete genius. Think Different.

i gave him a rest in peace. So what is disrespectful? That i didnt like him as person? I dont have to an everyone has to agree lately everything apple wasnt reinventing and other companies surpassed apple. But this isnt what matters. rest in Peace Steve.

Steve saw the future and showed us his vision of it. Most recently that vision narrowed, as it should, toward a more personal focus, preparing for the next stage in not only his companies direction but in his. Still, the end came too quickly.

Goodbye to a great visionary , you will be missed , no one will ever fill your shoes they way you did, no one will see your vision as you did, no one will ever be able to replace you , no one will accomplish the things you did in so little time. Thank you , and goodbye......RIP.

yesterday, Apple unveiled the iPhone 4S
this was actually a tribute and play on words...
iPhone ForSteve

I have this overwhelming desire to call for a moment of iPhone silence. He was simply a great visionary.

A day that Android & Apple users come together dumping the fanboy games thanking you for everything you've done for the samert phone world.
RIP Steve you will truly be missed

I once wrote an essay in 8th grade. The question was if you could have lunch with any famous person in history, dead or alive, who would it be and what would you say to them. I wrote all about Steve Jobs and how I always wanted to meet him. He was my hero growing up. R.I.P Steve. You have changed the world in so many ways!

I had to go to other websites and google to make sure this wasn't a bad prank or something.. I'm truly speechless. Rest in peace Steve Jobs.

My sincere prayers to him and his family. Everybody will die some day but the most important is what you did before you died. He is as important for humanity as Edison who invented electricity, and as many other great men and women. Rest in piece and God bless you Mr. Jobs...... so sad so tearful..

I am very sadden to hear the news. I have been in the IT field for almost two decades and before i started using apple products I never truly enjoyed my job. Apple and Steve's vision made everything fun and exciting. Steve you will be missed by the world. RIP Steve.
Sent from my iPad

Let me begin by saying that Steve Jobs was one of the greatest American stories in our brief history. He was truly a visionary. Without his insistence on doing things the Steve Jobs way, most of us would still be trying to figure out some terrible Creative MP3 player and how to get music on to it. We would likely be using overpriced feature phones or worse yet Windows Mobile 6.x devices. It is utterly astounding what this man has meant to so many.
That being said, I have been on the opposite side of Apple and Steve for most of my life. Everybody else had an Apple IIe when i was in grade school...I had a Commodore 64. In middle school - the Mac. Me? Commodore Amiga. I've been a PC enthusiast for most of the last 20 years without exception. I even prefer Android for myself (wife and son both have iPhones) when it comes to mobile devices. In short, I personify somebody who should not be affected in any way by this news. That could not be further from the truth.
You see..for years, I have been a fan of technology and the computer industry. I have read books, had a subscription to Byte magazine as a kid, gotten in physical altercations over the fact that programmable sprites and multi-voice sound chips were vastly superior to what the Apple II was pulling over on all of us. But they still came. My Amiga 500 was based on the same processor as the original Mac, just with a slew of custom chips allowing animation, full fidelity multi-channel sound, and the ability to display over 4,000 color on the screen at the same time. The Mac was essentially a black and white screen and passable-at-best mono sound. But they still came...
I could go on about the thousands of products that were 'better' than what Steve up with down in Cupertino - technically. More memory, faster processors, blah blah blah. It didn't matter. The Apple faithful still followed him like some kind of half-crazy, wild-eyed mock turtle neck wearing pied piper. Its not the box - its the experience. That is what Steve taught me. Innovate and develop the best products in the world to use as if nobody is watching. Talk to people and actually listen to what they are saying they want. Give it to them.
Steve Jobs has been an inspiration, a source of frustration, and at times a perceived enemy for many of us. But I cried when the CBS news broke in tonight. I shed tears because even when his ideas seemed frankly stupid and I had to shut off one of his over the top product introductions with the covered device on some plexiglass altar to his Steveness...he was like family. I felt like i knew him. He was the uncle that I got in petty arguments with at Thanksgiving. He was the kid in class who never seemed to study, but somehow pulled an A out at the last minute.
There is a giant void in the world tonight because he is no longer with us and it hurts. He has been a part of my life since age 8 in one way or the other. It is like we have all lost a member of the family this evening.

I was in an AT&T store when a worker broke the news. Truly saddened and stunned. The challenge he presented to Google and Android is why we all have what we do today.

Steve you will be missed by the world. I have been in the IT field for almost 2 decades and until I started using Apple products I truly never enjoyed technology. Steve and Apple revolutionized the technology industry and I personally am very thankful and grateful for that. RIP Steve, you will be missed
Sent from my iPad

One of the greatest innovators of our time. He changed the way we do EVERYTHING. He will be missed by everyone. Thank you for all the great products I own. My iPhone 4 is the greatest device I have ever held in my hand. RIP Steve Jobs.

Thank you Mr. Jobs, your products have brought entertainment, convenience, and inspiration to me and my family. May you forever rest in peace.

RIP Steve - thanks for everything, and also for a great example of what hard work mixed with a little ingenuity can bring. America and the world is all the better for your example.

He'll be missed, for his visionary approach to everything, from hardware to movie making to transforming entire industries and markets.

I couldn't believe it when my boss told me today that he passed away.
He told me "the apple guy died" (he's not too much into tehnology,
Didn't know the name) I get to the tv room to find out it was Steve.
Unreal!
R. I. P.

Denial of a 1st born, didn't believe in philanthropy, hell is a hot place to be any time of the year.

Inventor, innovator, visionary, entrepreneur, awesome CEO, brilliant are just some of the words that come from my lips.
These words come from a guy who uses ABSOLUTELY NO APPLE PRODUCTS!!!!
That however does not stop me from paying homage to this awesome individual. He was a freakin' business genius who did only ONE semester in college and started Apple at the ripe old age of 21!!!!!
The sole reason I do not use his products are because of the closed nature of iTunes et al.
So for a phone I use a BB, for a tablet a Playbook, and the fugly Windows for a PC (used to use AMIGA).
So... from a geek oriented type of guy... We are gonna miss you Steve! Look at what your replacement just announced and how he did it.
Just isn't the same is it?
RIP dude, you RAWK!

Well i speak 7 different languages were my native one is German. How many different languages can you WRITE READ SPEAK? meaning my IQ must be pretty high. And i know Americans cant handle the freedom of speech. Well to bad. I say what i want when i want it.

Fighting over who's phone does this or my OS does that seems pointless now doesn't it? Even though this day was expected it still hits hard. That someone none of us knew personally, maybe even didn't care for professionally, touched our lives in profound ways that we have yet to truly appreciate.
Yes I'm Android fan but I'm also a fan of technology & those who bring it to us. I think the most fitting tribute we can pay to Steve Jobs is to say a kind word & thank him for our love of technology.
Go rest high on that mountain good sir... Your work here is done.

Dear Steve
You have made this world a lil bit better with the thigs that you have giving us and you will be miss but never forgotten may you rest in pace and the world will never forget you
God Bless You MR JOBS

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And swearing shows a level of low IQ. Try insulting someone smart not with swearing. Have a nice day.
Writing this from my SAMSUNG GALAXY 2 EPIC TOUCH.

  1. not the time to bash apple
  2. 4g isn't in every single market yet, and there is no set standard for it (each company has a different varrient, HSPA, LTE and Wimax, among others) so making it 3g would make the most sense, since this phone is going to be on multiple carriers.

Screw you man! I am not a fan off apple products but GOD show a little respect!
With that said I am just glad he got to see his latest baby leave the assembly plant.
RIP Steve Jobs.

Thanks Rene for getting all of those quotes together! You're on the ball.
All of us are only here for a limited time, but some of us burn brighter and hotter than others. Steve Jobs was a shining star, leading the way for innovation. I will miss him too, but his legacy will continue.

I am very sadden by this news. Words can not express the sadness I feel of losing such a great visionary and leader. I never thought I would feel this away about a person I have never met. You will be sorely missed by those you have touched all over the world. My condolences to Steve's family and Apple. Rest In Peace.

RIP Steve. You changed more than just apple. You changed lives with your creativity. No matter what everything we see and love about the mobile market comes from your ideas and a speech back in June of 2007. From that everyone has their love of their apple android windows etc products and wouldn't know what they do without them. The small things that keep us connected I contribute to you. Thanks

As myself an Android and Blackberry user. If it wasn't for Steve Jobs creativity of the touchscreen and music on the iPhone or ipod, there wouldn't be Android or touchscreen phones. God Bless Steve Jobs.
Rest in Peace. You definitely have my respect
B.D.B

actually, touch screen phones was done by IBM back in the late 80's, but Jobs made it intuitive and fun. and for that i agree, he did change the game.

I think of most things in life as either a Bob Dylan or a Beatles song.
Me & my iPhone, iPad, iPod & iMac are gently weeping.

In related news, due to a huge surplus the local Gap in Cuppertino will be having a sale on black turtlenecks.

Not to burst your bubble......but Steve Jobs said this.Dont try and pass it off as your own.
Here's the original quote:"Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do."

This has nothing to do with apple or android the man was a breed of his own. we will never have another steve jobs in this life time. May he R.I.P

Steve Jobs was an amazing man, an innovator in countless industries and it is fair to say that not just ssmartphones, but also computers would not be where they are today if it was not for Steve Jobs... One of the greatest minds in computing and telecommunitcations, EVER.
Apple however, should be particularly thankful as Steve Jobs single-handedly brought them back from the brink of bankruptcy to be THE most valuable company in North America, and one of the most valuable in the entire world!
If you ask me, Apple should offer to pay for ALL of the expenses related to his death, and maybe even stream the funeral to the world...
Goodbye Mr Jobs, you will be missed.

Former BlackBerry now Android user, disliker of iOS, but even I find this a major major loss. Remember, Steve Jobs had the ideology that he could completely change the world of phones. He had the courage to go for broke and do it. He achieved it. He led a very vivid life and was very good at what he did. As I post this from my MacBook, I send my respects to him, his family, and his friends. May you change the face of the afterlife Steve, I'm expecting something like the iPhone selling like hotcakes up there when I eventually arrive!
and to quote the RIM Facebook page to say that prove that competitors should also respect this great loss: Steve Jobs was a great visionary and a respected competitor. We extend our deepest condolences to his family and to all of the employees of Apple.

iPhone 4S is "for S[teve]". Apple knew his last days were coming, and certainly could not launch iPhone 5, thus taking from the market the last iPhone Steve Jobs shaped and replace it. iPhone 4Steve is his legacy.

Very few individuals decide to follow their heart and do what they truly care about for all of their adult life. Steve did. His quote from the last Whole Earth Catalogue "Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish" almost describes him. No wonder he and Waz shook up the world together.
A sad day for Apple and the world, but our next day.
So - "Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish"

Brings back loosing my Dad to cancer a year and half ago. We all loved Steve for what he did with Apple and giving us amazing products and his creative brilliance. But its his family that will suffer this pain for a long time. We will move on, but the pain that cancer leaves behind in its wake is bigger than Apple. I pray for the end of cancer and for all those who have suffered in death and caring for the loved ones who were taken way to early by this cruel disease.
Rest in God's Peace

Out of respect for the dead. I'm selling my original Ipad, SIGNED BY STEVE JOBS for only 5000.00 on a buy it now on ebay first come first served.

Oh man, that Stanford speech is just right on the money. I've seen it before, but it means so much more to me now.
It's like when you go to Disney World as a kid...you love it, but when you go as an adult, you can appreciate the magic of it so much more.
Rest in peace Mr. Jobs.

I have an idea for a way of keeping Steve close to the heart of Apple, They should add a Steve voice to IOS and Mac OS X.
He was a great showman as well as everything else and what better way for the show to go on.

Holy COW! I'm stunned! .... I seen a few things on the internet today but I never had the chance to actually READ anything. When I seen the header of this article I was like "WHAT!????" ..... I thought it was just a clever heading and that Steve Jobs was just retiring or something. Geese, he was only 56. What the hell did he die of????? ..... anyone know?

Am a BB Addict but Steve made competition better...now we are looking forward to QNX phones.....

I never got to meet Steve Jobs. It was a dream of mine; I mean I looked up to the guy. I admired all the work he had done all throughout the years. Products like the iMac, iPod, iPhone and iPad all changed the world.
I have been interested in Macintosh my whole life, just could never afford it. I have had numerous iPods my whole life, but never a Macintosh. I remember when I had enough money to buy my first mac, I was ecstatic. So I went to Comp USA and purchased my first mac computer. I loved that computer, best computer I have ever had; until I sold it. I regret selling that computer, but I had to sell it to make ends meet for myself.
I would always look forward to a Steve-Note. (That’s what us apple fanatics call the Keynotes Steve lead out in) I never got the opportunity to go to one, but that’s ok because they are always recorded and are on YouTube or Apple’s website. Steve knew how to keep people’s attention because they didn’t know what was going to happen next. He also knew how to give a presentation. That is one feature I really liked about his presentations, they were not boring. He was a natural Presenter.
I would be in school and all I would think about is the presentation that was going on at apple and how I couldn’t follow it because the website was blocked. So I would wait till I got home to see what was announced and say I WANT THAT. I would watch the keynote after school and think how cool would it be to be in the auditorium and just to see people’s reactions when the products were revealed.
As I wrap up this little letter of appreciation to Steve and his family I just want to say that Steve Never gave up, he was a College dropout and he never gave up. I admire that in him. He also started a multibillion dollar company in a garage. Him and Woz were a great team.
There is one more thing I would like to say to wrap this up. This is a quote that I wrote about Steve:
Live like There's No Tomorrow. I think that Steve Jobs lived by this quote... He was one of those persons who took life that way that it was presented to him. He took one day at a time. He also thought that nothing in life was impossible. He will be missed.
Thank you.

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Hey!!!
DId you check out STEVE JOBS QUOTES AND TRIVIA APP on the Apple Store???
A nice way of remembering this GREAT MAN on your iOS device!!!
Check the reviews for the opinions of other people ;)
If you like it, please share it!!! :)

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