Born in 1955, he revolutionized consumer use of electronics, and kept an eye for the cutting edge of technology to innovate our use and interaction with the world, and ourselves.
Tim Cook, Apple’s recently named new CEO, has sent an email today to all Apple employee’s to announce the upsetting news:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
While people are unsettled by the lack of a iPhone 5, the news of Steve Jobs’ passing will definitely be felt by the world around – not just Mac and iProduct users. He was a brilliant mind ahead of his time, always with his eyes towards the future, and building it for himself and those around him.
Apple themselves are mourning in their own way, with updating their website with a short eulogy to him on the front screen. Click here if you want to see it yourself.