Steve Jobs, founder of the innovative Apple, passed away after losing his long battle with cancer. He was 56 years old. Steve, along with his childhood friend Steve Wozniak, developed Apple Computer in 1976. The company took off over the years, being described as the leader of innovation in technology and digital communication. Jobs is the mastermind behind the Macbook, iPad, iPod, iPhone, and iTunes. All inventions loved by many around the world. Surprisingly, Jobs remained humbled by his accomplishments and chose to live a private life in order to shield his family from the media.
Steve left his position as Apple’s chief executive earlier this year as a result of his failing health. In his letter of resignation he wrote:
“I have always said 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.”
Jobs was an exacting and sometimes fearsome leader, ordering up and rejecting multiple versions of new products until the final version was just right. He said the design and aesthetics of a device were as important as the hardware and software inside.
Apple’s board of directors made the following statement regarding this tremendous lost:
“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.”
He was definitely missed after resigning from Apple, but will be even further missed now that he’s no longer here. Rest in peace Steve Jobs, you’ve given the world such wonderful and remarkable creator.
Source: Yahoo! News