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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  • Xcor3

    i might not like Apple, but this man is a legend!

  • Xcor3

    i might not like Apple, but this man is a legend!

  • rissa

    So young. Rest in Peace.

  • Mbey1019

    im soo upset… apple will not be the same.. 

    • Onel Riveorn

      I work at Apple and I fear the same. The vibe here has changed completely in the past couple of days :(

    • Onel Riveorn

      I work at Apple and I fear the same. The vibe here has changed completely in the past couple of days :(

    • Onel Riveorn

      I work at Apple and I fear the same. The vibe here has changed completely in the past couple of days :(

  • Mbey1019

    im soo upset… apple will not be the same.. 

  • Mbey1019

    im soo upset… apple will not be the same.. 

  • Oldmastersheng

    will be remembered

  • Oldmastersheng

    will be remembered

  • Oldmastersheng

    will be remembered

  • Oldmastersheng

    will be remembered

  • BigP

    Rip Steve jobs you made the tech industry change for the better

    • J-Hop2o6

      Thank God for Steve Jobs drive and passion for shifting/changing the mobile tech industry (remember mobile tech before iPod and iPhone? yuk!).. I only own Apple’s iPod/iPod Touch tho as I don’t care for their iPhone’s & PC’s (desktop & laptop), but he’s done amazing things when he came back to Apple, their savior.. Thank you for what u did for the tech industry.. You will be missed.

  • Anonymous

    RIP you will be missed.

  • http://twitter.com/LTEstyles LTEstyles

    This is really a sad day, Steve was so young. If it wasnt for him keeping his competitors on their toes we wouldn’t have great competition like we do today. He will be missed. Thank you Steve.

  • Tbyrne

    Had to come in and post on this sad news. Steve Jobs was a visionary before his time. Much of what we have in the technology fields we owe to him. His great presence will be greatly missed. A true pioneer! I wish not only his immediate Family well but also his larger Apple Family that he built. King Steve is dead! Long live the King!!

  • MT3GS

    I use Android because of Apple’s lockdown on their phones, however, had it not been for Steve, we wouldnt be rocking our HTC Sensations, EVOs and MyTouches…. So, i’ll pour a 40 down the curb for one of the best men in tech. Period!

    Rest in Peace, Steve!

  • Cybersedan

    RIP, he is a true legend and visionary. Not an Apple fan by any measure, but Steve has done so much for the tech industry its hard not to be touched by his passing. :-(

  • T-MO Fighter

    RIP Steve. You were a great pioneer and visionary. You will definitly be missed for all future technology to come.

  • Takemymind

    RIP steve jobs. Quite simply … THANK YOU

  • phonegeek

    Steve was definitely a legend in every way. You will be missed Steve I’ll be praying for your family. Toast to a genius and true technological pioneer.

  • Anonymous

    RIP Steve Jobs. You will be remembered.

  • Gary0511

    Thank you for everything Steve Jobs. RIP and you will be missed

  • Anonymous

    Wow i am shocked….. R.I.P Steve Jobs, may God let you in heaven.

  • Alaintucker

    RIP Steve Jobs.  Thank you for your visions of wonders and for all the joy you have brought to this world.  The tech world will sorely miss you and your visions of the future.

  • Anonymous

    Too bad he didn’t change T-mobile USA along the way.  RIP Steve.

  • Tom29

    the economy is soo bad that even Jobs had to die.. seriously, RIP Steve Jobs!

    • Anonymous

      not nunny. And not just because it was insensitive.

    • Anonymous

      not nunny. And not just because it was insensitive.

      • http://tmonews.com David

        And now his comment is gone.

  • kresk

    Only the good die young. R.I.P

  • Jflaco33

    RIP Steve Jobs u were and always will be a genius in my heart cancer has taken a great leader of our time in the tech world. Apple will never be the same without u! May god have u in his glory!!

  • Anonymous

    I am truly saddened by the loss of Steve Jobs. 56 is far too young and i feel for his kids.

    Sent from my iPad…

  • TMoFan

    Really sad to hear. When I was a young teen I would always look forward to streaming his keynote address at the Macworld Expo in NY on my blueberry iMac. (Which I still have and runs OS 9 perfectly!)

    A true visionary for sure. RIP Steve.

  • DFIREBALLWOW

    Yeah sometimes you win sometimes you lose. Not an apple fan boy at all. But he is in a better place now without pain…. See ya one day Steve

  • Wilma Flintstone

    Major Bummer… Not good news indeed.  I may not be into the i”Tech” but I do realize what he and Apple’s company have done in the tech world over the past few years.  The word “App”, the “App”Store/Android Market/Windows Marketplace/Ovi Store etc would not exist if it weren’t for the idea to bring programs to 1 generalized location and make it easy for users to find all the programs they need instead of searching far and wide over the internet which came from Steve and the minds at Apple’s Company.

    Hopefully the new CEO can continue Steve’s progress in bringing competition to the cell phone market.

    R.I.P. Steve

    • Anonymous

      I have alot of respect for Steve and his ideas & innovation. We wouldn’t have all these gadgets if it’s not for him and his team.

      I just don’t see Cook being able to push Apple to the top as what Steve did. Probably Apple other co-founder (I think his name Steve Wonzaik or something like that) might be able to do so.

      • Wilma Flintstone

        Is it Mr. Wozniak?  If so, that is cool especially since Mr. Wozniak was mentioned in the 1990′s movie “Camp Nowhere”

        • Anonymous

          Was he Apple other co-founder?… if so Yes! I don’t know, it’s just me that I cant see Cook being about to do what Steve did. :(

          Off topic – Did you get your N9 phone yet? I’m on a seesaw right now… I wanted the iphone for long time but was so dissapointed on yesterday announcement, but I want sgII, but i don’t like samsung updates/fragmentation and i’m kinda tired of android lol.

        • Wilma Flintstone

          Not sure if he was the co founder. Good question.

          Nah, I havent got my N9 yet. You’d know instantly if I get it. I’m waiting until a reasonable price because right now they are asking ridiculous prices to get one imported. I saw almost $1000 at one place online. Also I’m kinda not a huge supporter of Nokia’s Cell Phone Department anymore after they ditched the Meego effort.

          I hear ya. I’m not a huge Samsung fan either but I must say I am taking a liking to them now that they have joined intel in bringing forth the newly evolved Meego named Tizen. The good thing about this is that I know Samsung will bring the consumers some Tizen  devices so I’m looking forward to news on that.

          The GS2 is indeed a great device and I’m on the seesaw too. I’m debating on the LG K, LG U6200, LG Optimus LTE (but I doubt it’ll work on Tmo’s 3G), GS2, Nexus Prime (if Tmo gets it), and of course the N9. I’m just going to hold out for maybe a month and see whats available then.

        • Anonymous

          Sorry to others, we’re abit off topic lol!

          Yeh, I read on the other blog, I think there’s 3 co-founders… Jobs, Wozniak & Wayne. I just don’t feel that Cook has similiar aspect like Jobs in order to grow Apple. He seems more of a businessman than a inventor or anything that’s similiar to Jobs aspects. that’s just my opinion.

          Wow! the price is that high? I guess its due to quantities and maybe the demands is more than quantities. It’s sucks that they barely promote this OS (I never heard of it before until recently)… I think it would’ve been competitive to iOS & Android if it was being pushed and promoted/marketed correctly. I do really like the N9 just the hardware and softwares made me go Wow! But sadly it’s not being supported anymore. Let’s see what Tizen has to offer and hopefully samsung promotes it and pushes it like it does with android. I like samsung hardware, but i just hate how they handle things… I think it maybe both Android and Samsung fault in pushing out updates and all… but still I don’t think it’s acceptable. Hopefully they turn around and handle Tizen better.

          PLEASE! Don’t get LG… back in the days, they made good CDMA phones but never made good GSM phone… and with the G2x issues… I dont think u should even invest in that brand… but that’s my opinion. I read on the other blog that the Prime is exclusive to Verizon (yay me… i’m heading there once i make a decision whether to get the 4s or Prime…) but only 5mp :/ the other specs sounds good tho and especially vanilla google! But I might end up getting the 4s cus & get the 5s after my 2 years ended.(skipping the 5) lol. You’re not interested in the Nokia WP7 phones… hardware look similiar to n9 lol! At least u get the feeling of the N9 but not the os feeling lol!

        • Mark

          Jobs and Wozniak were the two guys who created the Apple I; Woz did the engineering and Jobs developed the sales plan.  Wayne, according to WP, was around briefly but got startup cold feet and cashed out early.

  • The Architect(of the Matrix)

    Wow, just wow..

    R.I.P. Steve Jobs.. the foot print you left in the tech industry is way too big, to ever be over looked or forgotten..

    My sincerest condolences go out to his family and friends..

  • Now_onTMO

    rest in peace Steve Jobs.. thank you for introducing us to the new era of mobile world..

  • Now_onTMO

    rest in peace Steve Jobs.. thank you for introducing us to the new era of mobile world..

  • Now_onTMO

    rest in peace Steve Jobs.. thank you for introducing us to the new era of mobile world..

  • Littlesis1774

    R.I.P. steve jobs

  • http://twitter.com/Vision77 Vision77

    Thank you Steve for pushing the envelope….While I am no fanboy of Apple(Androidian since 2008)….I am a fanboy of innovation…and you sir innovated with greatness which in-turn made the world step its technological game up(But I do own an iPhone 3g/iPod touch/iPod Classic & use iTunes on Windows7)….#Thankful #Inspired #ThinkDifferent

  • Guest

    I never liked Apple or Steve Jobs but news like this is always sad news. RIP.

  • Anonymous

    Why should T-Mobile customers have to give condolence to Steve Jobs???
    Look back how Apple hates T-Mobile USA!!!!!

    • michael

      A) when anybody dies a human life was llost and you should condole their death

      B) there were many other revolutionary products including and other than the iPhone that apple makes because of him

      C) he changed tech forever

      Rip Steve jobs

      • Anonymous

        …and Apple kicks T-Mobile USA to HELL!

        • Wilma Flintstone

          I think that was DT, not apple.

        • Anonymous

          Hope you don’t forget easily.
          How many people whined to go elsewhere from T-Mobile just for iphone???
          Such message simply blew my head up!

        • Wilma Flintstone

          But you see those who whined are still with Tmobile even though they claimed to go elsewhere.  Anywho, this is not the place nor time for this.  We can talk about this later.

    • Wilma Flintstone

      Maybe because some people know how to show respect and love even to their enemies regardless of what they’ve done.

    • TMoFan

      Some things transcend the smartphone wars that are waged daily on tech blogs far and wide. Jobs deserves a lot of credit and respect for pushing technology forward.

    • TMoFan

      Some things transcend the smartphone wars that are waged daily on tech blogs far and wide. Jobs deserves a lot of credit and respect for pushing technology forward.

    • Anonymous

      Mingkee, If he was like you who did nothing important, then there was no competition.. Windows vs Mac, Android vs iOS… etc.. The healthy competition between these pushed price cheaper and accelerated the development of technology (not until the competition became “I’ll sue you- you sue me” game). 

      I don’t use apple products yet I give due respect to Steve Jobs.

      RiP!

  • Tarea222

    is this why steve job did not show up and the iphone presentation felt lost?

  • Anonymous

    Because of you I have Windows 7.. Maybe I still have Windows 98 if Mac wasn’t there.Because of you I have an Android phone.. I still probably have the Windows CE T-mobile MDA if the iPhone didn’t change the game.RiP!

  • Techoholic

    Love him or hate him you must RESPECT him. He single handedly changed the Tech landscape forever. Pushing for things we take for granted today. A very big part of what has made Tech what it is rests with Steve and his visions. A VERY BIG part of what made the mobile landscape what it is today is owed to him. As much as I love android I will always be thankful that Steve saw fit to give Android hell. If not Android would not be where it is today. My deepest condolences to his family both near to him and his extended Apple Family too. Thank you Mr. Jobs. Thank you for all you have given us.

    • Anonymous

      Keep in mind that Apple is still T-Mobile USA enemy.

      • Appletmobilefan

        Apple Is not the enemy. It’s at&t who thinks they can control everything.

        RIP Steve jobs. You will always be remembered.

      • Techoholic

        man tmobile is its own enemy in the famous words of Lee Iacoca you either lead follow or get out of the way. Much as i would love to blame apple or att the mess we are in is of our own doing. Much the same as the solution will have to be of our doing. But for now the right thing to do is mourn one of the pioneers of our beloved tech sector. R.I.P Steve

      • Techoholic

        man tmobile is its own enemy in the famous words of Lee Iacoca you either lead follow or get out of the way. Much as i would love to blame apple or att the mess we are in is of our own doing. Much the same as the solution will have to be of our doing. But for now the right thing to do is mourn one of the pioneers of our beloved tech sector. R.I.P Steve

      • http://tmonews.com David

        Seriously Matt, all three comments in this thread are unnecessary.

      • http://tmonews.com David

        Seriously Matt, all three comments in this thread are unnecessary.

  • Mikecvtm

    R.I.P Steve Job..

  • Jake3

    RIP Steve  -sent from my iPhone :)

  • Anonymous

    How exactly is this T-mobile news?

    • http://www.facebook.com/ElectroHop Jay Alford

      Does it matter dude? Damn that was shallow of you. 

      • http://tmonews.com David

        His comment was deleted, just as he is about to be. 

        • Anonymous

          I said nothing negative, and certainly nothing that would warrant disciplinary action.

        • http://tmonews.com David

          Sorry, that wasn’t meant for you. The deletion comment was meant for MingKee whose comments were inflammatory in a thread that should be respectful.

    • http://tmonews.com David

      There are some news events that encompass all technology and this warrants our attention. I’m sorry you were bothered by the article.

      • Anonymous

        I’m not bothered, just curious what one has to do with the other.

        • http://tmonews.com David

          Honestly, it shouldn’t require an explanation. The man is responsible for evolving the tech industry and for pushing innovation in Android, Windows Phone 7 and Blackberry. I really don’t see what your problem is with the post. I’ll return you to your regularly scheduled T-Mobile news tomorrow. 

        • Maureewy

          Yeah but you guys do too many Apple stories considering that T-mobile has never carried apple products. This article is fine I guess but please stop with the b.s. Iphone articles that do nothing but cause flame wars. A lot of people have been badmouthing Tmonews lately, you might want to consider that. I think you are aware of that too. 

        • Anonymous

          Wow two douche bags in a row.. On a night when one of the greatest pioneers in technology dies. Who the hell do you think you are to tell the editor of this website what to publish on his website? The sheer audacity of people never ceases to amaze me. R.I.P. Steve Jobs and thank you David for your post on his passing. Could not of been more pointed  and relevant to this site on this evening!

        • NS

          God forbid anyone is allowed an alternative viewpoint. He is expressing his right to free speech and you need to respect that whether you like it or not.

        • Bratty

          Free speech => look up what it is before you invoke it in a conversation.

        • http://tmonews.com David

          We do stories that are relevant to T-Mobile and iPhone stories as of lately have been. The company’s CMO has seen fit to that. You can’t blame us for reporting on things our namesake is talking about.

        • Anonymous

          Thank you for posting that, it’s nice to see that on a T-Mobile fan site.  It shows a great deal of respect and honor on your behalf.  Don’t let some of these rude comments bother you.  You did the right thing!

      • Anonymous

        I’m not bothered, just curious what one has to do with the other.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ElectroHop Jay Alford

    Call me a baby but, I don’t own a iPhone, but I do own a MacBook Pro and iPod Touch. When I heard about this, I had a slight tear or two. It’s sad to hear someone who changed the world via technologically passed away. Not only that, but to own a piece of Steve, whether it’s an iPod, iPhone, etc. It hurts a little. The man behind the apple logo is gone, but will long live as Apple continuously stands it’s ground. He has his hands on Apple & everyone there. 

    Rest In Peace Mr. Jobs. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AWWIKW6MNPUHOC4OVSHWUDWAHM Fabio

    That’s so sad, 56 feels young to die at that age. Hope he’s in a better place now. And some of the comments here are disgusting! Apple is not an enemy of T-Mobile USA, you people should respect the death of this human being!

  • My2Cents

    My prayers go out to Steve and his family in hopes that he is with the Lord.  Although I don’t personally own any Apple products.  My Windows 7 PC and HTC sensation are certainly copycat products that spawned from his incredible genius.  Thank you Steve for always pushing the limits, and pushing the technology industry towards innovation.  You will be sorely missed.

  • My2Cents

    My prayers go out to Steve and his family in hopes that he is with the Lord.  Although I don’t personally own any Apple products.  My Windows 7 PC and HTC sensation are certainly copycat products that spawned from his incredible genius.  Thank you Steve for always pushing the limits, and pushing the technology industry towards innovation.  You will be sorely missed.

  • Silk7412

    He was a great man and will be missed. He helped paved the way for most thing we now take for granted.