Steve Jobs, co-founder, chairman, and former chief executive officer of Apple Inc died today at the age of 56.
Apple said founder Steve Jobs has died, The Wall Street Journal reported late Wednesday.Apple changed the world. That is not just a saying. His Apple Computers gave the average person the idea that they can own a computer for their home too. He changed the way we listened to music, talked on the phone, read a book and communicated with the whole world.
Jobs wrote in a letter to the board that "if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple's CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come."
"I believe Apple's brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it," Jobs said at the time. "And I look forward to watching and contributing to its success in a new role."
Jobs was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2004 and underwent a liver transplant two years ago. He reportedly appeared at the iPad 2 launch in March and the annual developers' conference in June, The Journal reported. But he appeared thin at both events.
Jobs is credited with being the mind behind the iPhone, iPad and other devices that turned Apple into one of the world's most powerful companies.
In fact, without Steve Jobs our world would be a poorer one.
G-d bless the man and be with his family.
P.S: Now all your Apple appliances will shut down in memory.