Apple has announced that the company’s co-founder Steve Jobs has died. He was 56 years old.
In a statement, the company said: “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.”
The homepage of Apple’s website now displays a full-page image of Jobs with the text: “Steve Jobs 1955-2011.”
A dedicated webpage then 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.”
There is no denying that Steve Jobs and Apple have changed the world we live in today with smartphones and tablets now common in every household. May he rest in peace and our condolences to his family.