Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs has lost his long battle with ill-health and passed away, aged 56.
The man behind the Macintosh computer and the driving force for the phenomenal success of the iPod, iPhone, and iPad, Jobs’ ruthless management style and quest for perfection saw the company enjoy unprecedented success in recent times.
Jobs founded Apple in 1978 with school friend Steve Wozniak, but left the company in 1985 following a boardroom power struggle.
With Apple struggling in the 90s, Jobs returned to the fold in 1997 and set the company on course to become the biggest technology company on the planet.
RIP Steve Jobs.
Apple homepage tribute:
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.
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Apple press release
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.