Steve Jobs Passes Away, Changed The World Before He Does

Just a few minutes ago news broke that legendary Apple CEO passed away at the age of 56. Whatever your smartphone preference, whatever your choice of home pc, Steve Jobs had a hand in developing them all. He was a visionary trendsetter who seemed to know our own computing needs before we did. He will be missed but never forgotten.

Rest in peace Steve and thanks for everything.

Apple has removed all promotional content from Apple.com and has the above image in its place.

Apple Statement:

CUPERTINO, Calif., Oct 05, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — 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.

SOURCE: Apple

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  • Loconene69

    Thank you Steve. Without iPhone there would not be Android. Without Mac, no Windows. He did things people didn’t, n he made it look so easy. Some comments disgust me. This is BIG if not HUGE news in the tech world. He deserves more respect. I’m not an Apple fan but without him there might have never been INNOVATION!!! RIP Steve….

  • JP

    Change the world he did. He’s a big reason we are where we are with technology. Your vision of what we need and want before we even know it will be greatly missed.

  • JBLMOBILEG1

    Although I am not a hugh Apple fan due to some of their legal decisions I will say we lost a Great innovator today. My prayers go out to his family and friends. He will be missed by many but I am sure he’s in a much better place now where he can live his life with other great minds that we have lost in the past. He passed at an early age of only 56 but in a way has lived a life many will never experience even at the oldest of ages. As they say…. “only the good die young ” RIP Steve.

  • Havoktek

    I may have not liked apple but the man did what others talked about doing. The man took his company and the world on his back and made them recongnize. As said below without him and apple pushing the envelope we wouldn’t have the tech we enjoy today. Regardless who you stand with this is a sad day for technology as we see one of the old school pioneers pass on. With that a legacy known across the world. As an IT admin I am sadden, as a man I feel for a family’s loss. Those who can’t lead must follow……So who will step up to the plate to continue the technological revolution in the mobile industry. No half stepping will be accepted.

  • Anonymous

    R.I.P. I didn’t always agree with the way apple did things,but Steve Jobs truly was someone with amazing ideas, and helped make the tech industry what it is today.

  • Havoktek

    Also David we all know your an IPhone guy…Keep up the good work. Keep the news flowing regardless of the kids that want to spark drama. Its these little Minni battles that we have that pushed jobs to innovate like he did to win the war.
    I can respect anyone that’s a game changer be damndest if their friend or foe.
    Anyways I need to pour out a little something’s and blaze up RIP STEVE.

  • Anonymous

    Jobs truly was one of a kind.  Though many people may not have liked his products or agreed with his ways here, i think its safe to say that he helped inspire his competitors to also breathe new life in the world of tech.  He not only inspired the people in his world but he inspired his competitors in a different way.  He made everyone try harder, he made everyone raise the bar for the sake of the end-user…US!!!

    Google and Microsoft may not have realized it, or palm even at the time; but they used his philosophy of “there must be another way” to innovate and create their own awesome stuff.  

    He indirectly inspired Andy Rubin, and the Google team to be better and think different on their own terms.  Now Google has their own vision and they too have had much success with Android.
     
     He helped kick start Web OS by inspiring someone else to compete against him and do something different.

    Most interestingly, he helped get Microsoft and Nokia off of their laurels and really change how they too do things as well.

    In the end, whether you like him or his products or his company; it’s very safe to say that he made the people in his industry try harder.  He gave them a healthy challenge and we now have all these cool options in part because of what he was able to create on his side of the tech border.  

    Granted i know some of you will say that the touch screen isn’t and a lot of things they’ve done aren’t the first. In the end, it’s safe to say he and his team knew how to use this stuff the best.  They made it for everyone else.

    RIP Steve Jobs.  You defeated the odds, learned from your failures and came back to not only redeem yourself but to change the entire game according to your standards.  You changed tech history and started a new personal computing revolution.  Thank YOU!

  • Sshams

    Rest in Peace Steve. I salute you for your forward and innovative think. Majority of the people are just talk. You delivered what you visioned and believed in. The android phone I am using wouldn’t have been here without your innovation of iPhone.

  • Stephanie29

    From what I understand he died of Pancreatic Cancer which is a very aggressive form of cancer.  He made his mark in the world before he left.  RIP Steve.  

  • http://twitter.com/LTEstyles LTEstyles

    Good luck Tim Cook, the torch has been passed to you, lets see if you can hold it long enough without getting burned.

  • JT

    It’s sad to hear of his passing.  He made everyone in the tech world better because if they didn’t bring their “A” game he would chew you up and spit you out with his products.  Android would not be where it is today if it weren’t for him just for the sheer fact of creating competition.  I think your title should have read “Steve Jobs Passes Away, Changed The World Before He Died”.

  • Tortionist

    This is indeed sad news. I was hoping you’d post something on Steve Jobs.Thank you David. Steve Jobs was an incredible innovator. Like others have said, because of him we have some great computers, smartphones, as well as tablets and many other products. I could easily put him in the top 100 Americans of all time, above most of our U.S. presidents. He died way too young and my heart and prayers go out to his family. Steve Jobs has more than done enough to earn the respect of the world. God bless him and his family. 

  • Fatgurl22

    I guess he didnt have an app for that! Haha ..

    • My2Cents

      sorry but your laughing alone on this one.  Grow up please.

      • http://tmonews.com David

        Her comment is being deleted, not to worry.

  • Fatgurl22

    I guess he didnt have an app for that! Haha ..

  • JBLMOBILEG1

    I know this really has nothing to do with Tmobile since we already know we aren’t scheduled to get an iphone this year nor do I even believe a higher up Apple employee may even read this thread let alone this forum. (no disrespect David). I am wondering though…. why did they even call their newest iphone the 4S? Isn’t it funny how only a few days after the announcement Steve Jobs passes? We all knew it was coming but we didn’t know when. So here is my idea…. for respect to Mr. Jobs and to help raise money for research and the cure for the type of cancer, I think Apple should sell or auction off 4 types of white iphones with the picture shown above with the date 1955-2011. 3 of the 4 will be compatible with Sprint, At&t, and Verizon. The last would be an unlocked phone… possibly even with the Tmobile bands. (that model would probably raise the most money) They could even call the whole thing Iphone 4 Steve iphone 4S. Just an idea and thought to help raise money for others who may be dying from this form of cancer. What do others think?

    • JBLMOBILEG1

      By the way the picture would be on the back of the phone so one could always get a case to cover it. I know many might be asking why do I want a picture of Mr. Jobs on my phone…. The important thing about it would be to raise money for the cure…. which I am 100% sure it would. And you never know… many people own an iphone to show it off as a fashion statement… just imagine having one that is ultra rare but able to feel good about it because it was purchased to help others.

  • Neil

    R.I.P Steve, and Thank You Brother!

  • jasmine w

    The man is responsible for my love of computers. When I was a little kid
    I can still remember the Apple cpu that we used to own with the floppy
    disk drive and the imagewriter printer. I still love my 3rd generation
    Nano to this day and wouldn’t even think of parting with it. I
    personally love my Android phone over the Iphone, but if it wasn’t for
    Steve’s vision and putting the Iphone out there in the first place, the
    android system to me wouldn’t have had the “blueprint” it has now to
    give the Iphone a run for its money and for that all I can say is simply
    “THANK YOU STEVE” You will be forever missed and I’ll always think
    about ya when I’m on my Itunes account lookin for new songs to download
    to my Nano. You were our modern day Leonardo De Vinci;) Take care and
    godspeed.

  • juicy fruit

    This man was powerful and that made him a particular sort of scary. I personally dislike many Apple products and that leads to how cool I think it is that I actually LOVED this guy. His attitude and passion for changing the world we live in was gravitational and inspiring. Way to go Jobs! Rest In Peace.

  • Littlesis1774

    R.I.P. Steve Jobs we all will miss you. Thank You for the iphone, ipad 2, ipod

  • Dpro

    All I can say is a major innovator will be missed. Oh and yes Android owes its existence to Apple. Truth be told. There was once was Newton. Newton was to far ahead of its time and needed more work. Apple shelved it. The Newton team left and started a new company Danger Systems. Oh and here comes the T Mobile connection. Danger Systems was behind the Sidekick software. Then Microsoft bought Danger and again some of the major team players left and started a new Company guess what it was? Android!! Yup Android which got bought by Google. So Android is basically an evolved offshoot of Apple.  Don’t doubt this its documented on the Web.

    So all Android fans who diss Apple don’t realize without Apple Android might not exist. This was in part because of Steve Jobs.
    He was a tech Icon who will not be forgotten. R.I.P. Steve and than you so much for pushing WOZ and being the marketing Genius who pushed the envelope.

    • Na

      I don’t think Jobs personally had much to do with Newton since it was developed and launched after he was ousted and before he came back to Apple.  But yes, Android does owe a part of its existence to Apple.

    • Na

      I don’t think Jobs personally had much to do with Newton since it was developed and launched after he was ousted and before he came back to Apple.  But yes, Android does owe a part of its existence to Apple.

  • Anonymous

    thanks steve.we’ll miss ya and your innovations as well.R.I.P

  • Stevepalmerina

    Steve Jobs, my honor to share my first name with you And also be able to post this with my phone!! iPhone 4;D

  • RIP Stevo

    I owned a iphone 3G now own a mytouch 4G but have a macbook pro….and love the macbook to da fullest. Best laptop out there i think…RIP Stevo!!!

  • Anonymous

    There is a massive tense issue with the title of this article. I wonder if anyone will fix it?

  • Anonymous

    There is a massive tense issue with the title of this article. I wonder if anyone will fix it?