Steve Jobs, the former CEO and Apple founder who invented and masterfully marketed ever-sleeker gizmos that in one way or another changed everyday technology, from the personal computer to the iPod and iPhone, has died. He was only 56 years of age and the cause of death has yet to be realeased.
Apple released a breif statment “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”
Steve Jobs had battled cancer in 2004 and underwent a liver transplant in 2009 after taking a leave of absence for unspecified health problems. He took another leave of absence in January of this year his third since his health problems began before resigning as Apple CEO six weeks ago. Jobs became Apple’s chairman and handed the CEO job over to his hand-picked successor, Tim Cook.
The news Apple fans and stockholders had been dreading came just one day after Apple unveiled its latest version of the iPhone, just one in a procession of devices that shaped technology and society while Jobs was running the company.