Steve JobsThe master of sleeker gadgets, the Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs died on Wednesday at the age of 56.
Steve JobsApple former Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs stands beneath a photograph of him and Apple-co founder Steve Wozniak from the early days of Apple during the launch of Apple's new "iPad" tablet computing device in San Francisco, California, January 27, 2010.
Steven JobsApple Computer Corp. on September 16 named Steven Jobs as Interim chief executive officer two months after Gil Amelio resigned from the position. Jobs is shown at a press conference at the first international NEXTWORLD Expo in San Francisco January 22, 1992. COMPUTERS APPLE
Steve JobsApple Computer co-founder and current board member Steve Jobs clasps his hands as he delivers the keynote address at the Macworld Expo in Boston August 6. Jobs announced that Microsoft has invested $150 million dollars in the company and agreed to a co-operative deal with its longtime rival. "We need all the help we can get," Jobs said to the crowd.
Steve JobsActing Apple CEO Steve Jobs talks during a presentation of Apple's new G3 line of Macintoshes and PowerBooks at the Flint Center in Cupertino on November 10. Jobs also outlined Apple's new marketing campaign.
Steve JobsSteve Jobs, CEO of Pixar, poses at the premiere of the new computer animated film " Toy Story 2" November 13 in Hollywood. [Tom Hanks and Tim Allen] provide the voice talents for the film's characters Woody and Buzz Lightyear, respectively. The film, produced by Pixar, opens November 24 in the United States.
Steve JobsApple Computer Inc Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs explains iMovie digital video editing during a keynote speech at Macworld Expo in Makuhari, east of Tokyo February 16. The Macworld Expo opened on Wednesday and will end February 19.
Steve JobsApple Computer CEO Steve Jobs holds a box containing Apple's new Mac OS X operating system while giving the keynote address at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California, May 21, 2001. Jobs announced that as of today, May 21, Apple would be pre-installing Mac OS X on all new Apple computers.
Steve JobsApple Computer CEO Steve Jobs holds a new 12 inch Apple G4 Powerbook laptop computer in his right hand and a new 17 inch Apple G4 Powerbook in his left after his keynote address at the Macworld Conference and Expo in San Francisco January 7, 2003. The 17inch screen G4 Powerbook is Apple's largest laptop and the 12 inch screen G4 Powerbook is their smallest. Jobs introduced both for the first time during his keynote address.
Steve JobsApple CEO Steve Jobs introduces the new "iPod mini" digital music player at the 2004 Macworld Conference and Expo in San Francisco January 6, 2004. The player which can hold up to 1,000 tunes is about the size of a business card and will retail for $249.
Steve JobsApple Computer Inc. Chief Executive Steve Jobs previews the latest version of its Mac OS X operating system called Tiger in San Francisco, California, June 28, 2004. Jobs said it was far ahead of rival Microsoft Corp.'s next major update to Windows.
Steve JobsU2 lead singer Bono jokes as he stands with Apple CEO Steve Jobs and U2 guitarist The Edge during a news conference in San Jose.
Steve JobsApple CEO Steve Jobs poses with the new iPhone 4 during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, California June 7, 2010.
Steve JobsApple CEO Steve Jobs holds Apple's new Macbook Air notebook computer as he delivers his keynote address during the Macworld Convention and Expo in San Francisco January 15, 2008.
Steve JobsApple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs introduces the iPad 2 on stage during an Apple event in San Francisco, California March 2, 2011. Jobs took the stage to a standing ovation on Wednesday, returning to the spotlight after a brief medical absence to unveil the second version of the iPad.
Steve JobsApple Inc CEO Steve Jobs takes the stage beneath a sign that makes light of reports on his health at Apple's "Let's Rock" media event in San Francisco, California September 9, 2008.
The master of sleek gadgets, Apple co-founder and former CEO, Steve Jobs, died Wednesday at the age of 56. Jobs, who was diagnosed with a rare form of pancreatic cancer in 2004 and underwent a liver transplant two years ago, resigned as chief executive of Apple on Aug. 24.
In his letter of resignation, Jobs strongly recommended that the Apple executive succession plan be followed and Tim Cook be named as his successor. Per his request, Jobs was appointed chairman of Apple's board of directors.
Apple announced his death in a brief statement, without providing any details about where he died. We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today, the company said in a brief statement.
It was in mid-2004, when Jobs announced his illness and told his employees that he had been diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in his pancreas. He said that he had a rare, far less aggressive type known as islet cell neuroendocrine tumor.
In August 2006, a thin, almost gaunt Steve Jobs emerged at the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference. This was the time when his appearance inspired a flurry of media and Internet speculation about his health.
In March, Jobs emerged from his medical leave to unveil the iPad 2 tablet computer. He was also present at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco this year to introduce iOS 5 and the iCloud service.
...my doctors think they have found the cause - a hormone imbalance that has been 'robbing' me of the proteins my body needs to be healthy.... The remedy for this nutritional problem is relatively simple and straightforward, and I've already begun treatment, Jobs said in 2008, when he lost a lot of weight due to his illness.
On Oct. 5, apple.com opens with Jobs' black-and-white picture, along with his name and years of birth and death. Clicking on Jobs' image takes visitors to another page that reads:
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.