Steve Jobs, The Co-Founder of Apple, Has Died

Steve Jobs, The Co-Founder of Apple, Has Died

Apple has announced that Steve Jobs the co-founder of Apple, has died. He was 56 years old.  Apple made the announcement this afternoon and we’ll have more updates on this breaking news throughout the evening.

Steve Jobs, The Co-Founder of Apple, Has Died

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  • Sfrsebastian

    RIP STEVE :( 

  • Michael

    Steve Jobs was an amazing man and he completely changed the world. R.I.P Steve, we miss you.

  • Jon Iverson

    We’ll miss you SJ

  • Christopher Clancy

    Sad. R.I.P our fearless leader and innovator. You changed everything.

  • Todd

    Goodbye Steve, and thank you for your vision.

  • ILOVE LIVING IN JERSEY

    Rest in peace Steve. You changed the way we live our lives. We will never forget you for it.

  • Fredderator

    My first true cell phone was an iPhone. Thank you for revolutionizing the entire industry, Steve. You are irreplaceable.

  • Eos Wireless

    He left behind an incredible legacy that will have a profound effect on the human race for all time.  Godspeed Steve!  

  • Solar

    Thank you, Steve. You’ll be missed.

  • Kyle

    Very sad to hear this. May his soul rest in peace. He has truly made the world a better place. Very very few can say that.

  • aarias

    We will always remember You…..

  • dang

    there goes apple watch

  • TomH47

    A person I felt was my friend, someone I “knew” is gone, but will never be forgotten. His legacy will not be forgotten. Apple alway knew what I needed, before I knew.

  • videopuppy

    Wow, this is terrible! You were / are amazing and thank you for giving us the greatness you did! Your vision and products make life fun.

  • Carlos André Góes

    Steve,

    You’ve been a crazy one your whole life. You were the quintessential rebellious. You’ve never been fond of rules and did not fit into the circumstances. When everybody said computers were for businesses only – you’d make them artistic; when everybody was satisfied with discs – you’d make a magic deck of cards and put a-thousand-songs-in-my-pocket; when everybody thought about buttons – you’d make the world as natural as the touch of a hand; when everybody would say cartoons were for children only – you’d make us all emotional with glorious animations. You stayed hungry until the end. You stayed foolish until the end. Foolish enough to dare – to be a crazy one, to be a genius. That’s why you had to change the world. 

    Steve, The Craziest One, you will be forever missed on Earth.

    Rest in Peace in the iCloud, innovating from another dimension of space-time.

    – Carlos A. B. Góes

  • Shaun

    You were a ray of sunlight that shone into my world

    Your legacy will live on forever  

  • vanmacguy

    We knew this was coming but I didn’t think I’d be this sad.

    I feel like I’ve lost a dear friend, yet I never knew the man.

    I guess in some way admiration creates all kinds of other emotions.

    We all need to keep doing crazy things purely for the love of it.

  • TylerHoj

    He was a mad mentor and an impressive creative force that reinvented the way we hear music and recreated the way we interoperate the technological world around us. I’m going to miss you, Steve. 

  • johndoe

    It’s that iPhone 4s fault. But seriously it’s the end, the world is really ending. I’m wearing a black turtleneck all month now. Now I’m really scared for our future (not only Apple).

  • Glturner596

    One of the greatest minds to ever walk this earth. Bill Gates may have put a computer in businesses but Steve Jobs blew the computer industry away with his thoughts and devices that he made. He has redesigned what college kids and adults with great style use daily, and integrated the most personal aspects to the computers he made. Think of how many people he has touched and inspired!!!! He is one of the BRAVEST to go against Bill Gates, and he in my mind, has stood out and overcame the ridicule from other men. That is what makes a person… the overcoming of there challenges. Its not the destination its the travel, because in the computing world there is no end there is only better and he made BETTER products in my mind than any other person could have imagined. MAC 4 LIFE… APPLE FOREVER! YOUR MY HERO STEVE!!!! 

  • BrianVoll

    The world has to take what it has learned from Steve and make itself a better place for future generations.

  • Americas-Creed

    Steven Paul Jobs is a man that even if one has never met him, you feel as though he is an old friend. The ideas he had or helped foster with his friends, have been pervasive in our day to day lives. He believed in things that have made our lives simpler, even when no one else did. For that reason, so many of us have believed in him.

    His passion was transformative and above all else, has touched our lives in meaningful ways. Steven valued art, elegance, music, passion, knowledge and creativity. Steven believed in giving us the tools to empower our ability to express those same values. Steven gave us “bicycles for our minds,” allowing us to go further than ever imagined. Now Steven has gone further than even his brilliant mind could have ever imagined: he has transcended our material world, forever made immortal in our hearts, minds and way of life.

    The void his absence creates, for the millions who are empowered by his living legacy, pales to the unfathomable void that will be felt by his loved ones. My heart and prayers go out to them, as America mourns the loss of a hero, and the world mourns the loss man that represented the power of human potential. God speed, Steven. You held on long enough to make our world a brighter place, though the extinguishing of your bright star, dims our sky.

  • beanboy

    Steve has not died. He is ever present in every click, every scroll,
    every sync, every tap, every touch, every swipe, every tune, every
    app… My eternal gratitude for making our lives so much rewarding!

  • Jah0073

    So long, and thanks for all the wares. =)

  • Gian Centeno

    It’s all for the best. May you finally be at peace where no more earthly pain can ever touch you again, Steve. Thanks for making me love technology and changing my way of living through all of your brilliant ideas. Your legacy will live on forever with Apple. You will never be forgotten.

  • Adrian Anhorn

    I’ve just heard about Steve Jobs passing a few hours ago – it was shocking news to hear.

    Apple lost its leader today, but more importantly, the world has lost a very special individual. Steve Jobs has been a monumentally important business leader in American history, among Henry Ford or Thomas Edison. Steve has been a real-life phenomenon of an order that most people won’t get to experience in their lifetimes.

    Steve had the intelligence, insight, courage and leadership to propel Apple from near-bankruptcy in the late 1990s to where it stands today, as the world’s largest and most valuable company. 

    Steve created a new culture of thought at Apple. Apple would no longer be a company that followed the competition in well defined markets; Apple, through its revolutionary product design, would define the market categories that it would compete in. Subsequently, Apple revolutionized the music industry with iPod and iTunes, dominated the smartphone market with the iPhone and practically created the tablet computer market with the iPad.

    But I’m not here to speak on Apple’s market capitalization or business achievements. I am here to remember a man who followed a unique path in business and in life. Not only was Steve able to follow his gut instinct with no hesitation, he also possessed an innate ability to deeply inspire those around him to create and contribute.

    Steve Jobs had a personal net worth of more than 8.3 billion USD when he passed, but you couldn’t peg him as your typical billionaire if you had passed him on the street. Instead, Steve was warm and personable to those who knew him in person. He would never pass up the chance to stop and take a few minutes to catch up and exchange a few ideas. Steve was a person who truly believed in the meritocracy of thought.

    I could go on, but my words simply can’t do this man justice, so I’ll leave you with his. Goodbye Steve, and thank you for all the memories.

    - Adrian

    “When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: “If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

    Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”

    - Steve Jobs, 114th Stanford University Commencement Ceremony Address, June 12, 2005

  • Barcroft

    I was privileged to meet Steve when I drove Buckminster Fuller to Apple HQ for a cold call introduction of him to Steve in about 1978. Everyone dropped what they were doing and Steve was happy to give Bucky a personal tour of the place. I was a charter adopter of two Macintosh computers in 1984 allowing me to easily startup one of the first Mac Magazines, MacBriefs. Steve has been my hero and constant mental companion ever since. I’ll miss his presence in life a lot. But his presence in my life and in all of ours forthcoming will persist in all the great tools he’s made for us and which will continue to be made for us by the creative empire he has built and left us all to continue to cherish. His influences and legacy will never die. God bless his wife and children.

    Taylor Barcroft

  • Marcus O’Donnell

    Apple has lost a visionary, as has the world. Many will say the same thing and wonder what will happen. Now more than anytime Apple needs its loyal fans behind it. Steve Jobs has left a path for us to follow. Don’t lose faith. 
    Deepest sympathies to his wife and children

About the author

David W. MartinDavid W. Martin has more than 20 years of experience in the industry as a programmer, systems and business analyst, author, and consultant. David has written for CNET's iPhoneatlas.com, MacLife.com, CultofMac.com, BYTE.com and recently for aNewDoman.net. He comes to Cult of Mac's website with deep knowledge and passion for the all things Apple. Follow David on Twitter @david_w_martin or see what he's up to now at davidwmartin.com.

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