Steve Jobs (56) Passed Away

Apple announced that Steve Jobs passed away yesterday, he was 56 years old. The charismatic Jobs was co-founder and CEO of Apple since 1976. Steve Jobs has been fighting cancer for years and stepped down as CEO of Apple in August 2011.

Jobs stood at the base of the immensely popular products such as the Apple Macintosh computers, the iPod, iPhone and iPad.

Jobs was born on 24 February 1955 in San Francisco. In 2004 jobs was diagnosed with pancreascancer, and in 2009 he had to undergo a liver transplant.

he will be sorely missed and always remembered as a visionary with a very unique style. There is no doubt about it that he changed our way of life. My only concern is that there’s no one to fill the large shoes he left behind …

Read below to read some statements and reactions from other people in the business.

Bill Gates: was quoted by The New York Times as saying that he was “truly saddened to learn of Steve Jobs’s death.” He added: “The world rarely sees someone who has had the profound impact Steve has had, the effects of which will be felt for many generations to come. For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, it’s been an insanely great honor. I will miss Steve immensely.”

Mark Zuckerberg: “Steve, thank you for being a mentor and a friend. Thanks for showing that what you build can change the world. I will miss you.”

Sergey Brin: “From the earliest days of Google, whenever Larry and I sought inspiration for vision and leadership, we needed to look no farther than Cupertino. Steve, your passion for excellence is felt by anyone who has ever touched an Apple product (including the macbook I am writing this on right now). And I have witnessed it in person the few times we have met.

On behalf of all of us at Google and more broadly in technology, you will be missed very much. My condolences to family, friends, and colleagues at Apple.”

“From the earliest days of Google, whenever Larry and I sought inspiration for vision and leadership, we needed to look no farther than Cupertino. Steve, your passion for excellence is felt by anyone who has ever touched an Apple product (including the macbook I am writing this on right now). And I have witnessed it in person the few times we have met.

On behalf of all of us at Google and more broadly in technology, you will be missed very much. My condolences to family, friends, and colleagues at Apple.”

Larry Page: “I am very, very sad to hear the news about Steve. He was a great man with incredible achievements and amazing brilliance. He always seemed to be able to say in very few words what you actually should have been thinking before you thought it. His focus on the user experience above all else has always been an inspiration to me. He was very kind to reach out to me as I became CEO of Google and spend time offering his advice and knowledge even though he was not at all well. My thoughts and Google’s are with his family and the whole Apple family.”

And lastly, click this link to watch some magical Steve Jobs moments.

/Niels

Steve Jobs Resigns As CEO Of Apple

Steve jobs as resigned as CEO of the American technology company Apple. The 56-year-old Jobs who built Apple from a small company in a garage to a large multinational (together with Steve Wozniak) will still be involved in the company as head of the board of directors. Tim Cook, the number 2 of Apple will succeed Jobs as CEO. Jobs has been CEO for the last 14 years.

Jobs has had health problems for a while now and we all expected that this day would come soon, but it is a sad day nevertheless. In January of this year Jobs announced another leave of absence due to health issues (the 3rd time in 7 years). Steve jobs has survived a curable form of pancreatic cancer and had a liver transplant. His last public appearance dates back to the start of June, when he introduced the iCloud to the world.

In a press conference Jobs said that ‘I always said that when the day should come when I am no longer qualified to live up to the duties and expectations as the CEO of Apple, I would be the first to admit it. Unfortunately, that day has now arrived’.

In a recent interview with Tim Cook, the new CEO, he said that he’ll hold true to all the principles and teachings of Steve Jobs.

We can only hope that the company will hold true to its ideals and that we can expect more of the same in terms of products and service in the near future.

/Niels