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Apple: Steve Jobs has died

Apple says Steve Jobs has died.

He was the co-founder, chairman, and former chief executive officer of Apple Inc. and was the driving force behind Apple's surge as a consumer tech and computer company with the iPod, iPhone, and iPad.

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Autodidactdystopia1694d ago

HOly WTF??????

one day were here making i-toasters next day were toast.

evrfighter1694d ago ImmatureShow
Outside_ofthe_Box1694d ago

Wow, this is very upsetting. I didn't know Jobs was this ill.

May he rest in peace ='(

lociefer1694d ago

Omg that came out of nowhere im shocked !!!!! RIP

jony_dols1694d ago (Edited 1694d ago )

I'm not the biggest Apple fan.
But I had a lot of respect for Steve Jobs and all the work that he has done.

How many other CEOs of multinational corporations can you say that about?

RIP.

MAJ0R1694d ago

@Outside
hes been sick for quite a while, something like 8 years he's been battling pancreatic cancer but hasn't been very public about it

Boody-Bandit1694d ago

Sad day. Jobs was truly a visionary and an amazing person.

Cancer sucks! We really need to eradicate ALL cancer. I don't see we are not further along in stopping this dreadful disease once and for all.

Washington-Capitals1694d ago (Edited 1694d ago )

There was a time when everyone expected Apple would be dead by the end of the 90's.

Steve Jobs made sure that didn't happen. His legacy is more than just an iPhone or an iPad, it's the fact that today, you can actually buy an Apple product.
Microsoft invested 150 million dollars to help Steve Jobs save a dying Apple, but never gets any credit.

I see his legacy different than most because I believe the capabilities of Apple products are grossly over-hyped. While people were using MP3 players, downloading digital music and playing Quake on smartphones for years prior, Apple made these products accessible to a mainstream market that
had struggled with technology for 20+ years. More than Apple innovates, they refine and repackage.

He also used his experience and contacts from Pixar and Disney to bridge the gap between the entertainment industry and online services. The introduction of iTunes wasn't remarkable as concept, software, or technology, but its licensing agreements and business model were.

So to me, the true legacy
of Steve Jobs is bringing the benefits of modern information technology to the mainstream population.

some say his last thoughts were probably "no one is happy that the new iPhone is the 4S and not the 5."

zeeshan1694d ago

This is a very sad news!

DragonKnight1694d ago (Edited 1694d ago )

@BrutallyHonest: Read this link.

http://www.newscientist.com...

You'll see that cancer can be stopped, but there's no money in stopping it.

**EDIT** Man, look at all the Offensives here. As someone else said "Stay Classy N4G." Only on the internet can you pay respect for a life lost and have people trolling about it.

Kevin ButIer1694d ago

Stay Hungry Stay Foolish. RIP

newhumanbreed1694d ago

@jony_dols

Does Bill Gates still count?

starchild1694d ago

Very sad news indeed. May you rest in peace, Mr. Jobs.

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SilentNegotiator1694d ago

56 is too young. What a shame.

I'm curious as to what this means for the future of Apple. Will its stock tumble tomorrow? Will this mean a 'new chapter' in which Apple shareholders soon accept a post-Jobs Apple? Will there ever be such a popular corporation head again?

trancefreak1694d ago

Rip Steve your were an amazing pioneer. May your journey continue in that eternal heavenly peace.

malol1694d ago

just woke up
and im in shock
the guy is a legend among us tech guys (im a network Engineer)
and a personal idol of mine

very sad day

jeseth1694d ago

We kind of saw this coming bad its still really sad.

He and his company were the innovators of digital media and downloadable media. Many have done it but not with the success or on the level of Apple.

The world has lost a true asset and a brilliant mind.

Rest in Peace Steve, your life's work will live on forever. I hope that the people taking the lead in his wake understand the responisbility and duty they have to carry on his legacy.

Peppino71694d ago

Its a sad day. He's given so much to us. Hopefully he went peacefully.

nix1694d ago (Edited 1694d ago )

RIP Jobs.

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hay1694d ago

Jobs achieved what all of us cumulated won't ever achieve. We shouldn't be sorry for him. He should be sorry for us for not having the balls to fulfill our dreams.

sikbeta1694d ago

What a shock, I thought the internet was trolling me, but it's true, R.I.P

ChrisW1694d ago

"Steve Jobs has passed away" is a lot better to say... Sounds more sensitive and cordial.

Hayabusa 1171694d ago (Edited 1694d ago )

^^ I agree. "Steve Jobs has died" though grammatically correct, doesn't convey any sympathy. Only on a gaming site will you find such a headline. I'm sure whoever submitted the article didn't intend it to be read like that but it's a classic example of us gamers loosing our ability to communicate properly :(

Though I'm not a fan of Apple or their products, I have tremendous respect for what they have achieved and I know most of that came from Steve Jobs. I hope the company will continue to pioneer without him, and my condolences go out to the family. We have lost a truly lost remarkable man.

nnotdead1694d ago

@Brutallyhonest

because we care more about the next iproduct, and thats the way good old Jobies liked it.

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jadenkorri1693d ago

its sad to see such a great mind pass on.. Heart goes out to apple friends and family...

on N4G, whats with all the disagrees, how sad are you..

@DragonKnight
very interesting, hope a cure comes for all cancer, and reading the article, I am a true gamer, cause all I though about was Parasite eve.

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Mucudadada1694d ago

He was truly a visionary. RIP, sir.

Jio1694d ago

People may disagree with his methods, not referring to you but to the dislikes, but everyone knows hoe much of a visionary this great man was. Imagine PC's without the iMac, imagine cellphones without the iPhone, imagine personal entertainment without the iPod. I can't wait to read his memoir.

Neko6081694d ago

Hell, imagine PCs without the Apple II or original Mac. His influence goes that far back.

miyamoto1694d ago

Whoever thought he was behind Pixar Studios and Toy Story!!!!!

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bangoskank1694d ago (Edited 1694d ago )

A lot of younger people just don't realize what a pioneer he is. A lot of us older tech geeks grew up with Apple II and watched that evolve into the Mac. This man made a lot of nice memories possible for me. He is also one of the key founders of Pixar, who have created, arguably, the best animated movies in history. I don't get all of the disagrees for people who praise him. Possibly immature MS fanboys?

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AEtherbane1694d ago

A man who changed the world. RIP

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Areeb111694d ago

Yeah he did change the world... though he changed the first world. Nonetheless. iRespect.

SageHonor1694d ago

HOLY SHIT..... THATS... SAD :((((

lorianguy1694d ago

You got disagrees? Disgraceful. He was a wonderful man.

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TheOneYouHate1694d ago

A great man founder of a company that in the end bested them all even gaining more value then the great Microsoft. I think it was his dream to create a company that the world would love. He died doing it. RIP friend and creator of the things we love.... Technology :)

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TBM1694d ago

sad day, respect to you steve and RIP.

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hilyou1694d ago

whoever disagreed with u is not a human!

ambientFLIER1694d ago

So you're saying an animal or a ghost disagreed?

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Dark3601694d ago (Edited 1694d ago )

Rest in Peace Steve Jobs

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Pain1694d ago

F#%&'ing sick of cancer...

R.I.P Jobs

Prophet-Gamer1694d ago (Edited 1694d ago )

Wow, just all of sudden? I'm honestly very.. surprised.

I mean, I knew he was sick, but never had an idea he was this close to death.. RIP.

BISHOP-BRASIL1694d ago

Quite frankly, the moment he steped down at Apple, I was almost sure it would come to this rather sooner than later.

Steve Jobs, although very concious of what his limits were (as he expressed himself on the letter when letting go of his job), was also a very passionate man about his work and if he was stepping down it couldn't be something minor.

Even so, it doesn't make it any less shocking, everytime we had seen Jobs he was not just presentable, he looked like a health guy, and at relatively young age... It's not something you grow used to.

showtimefolks1694d ago

this man has made tech easy to use for some of us average joe's out there. Playing games on the go to calling people or searching on the web made easy on phones

than it completely changed the way we listen to music or just look at the tablet industry

RIP you were a great man and a very smart one today we lost someone who was good for humanity

Life can end in a instant live right respect and love other. keep your heart open and love will find its way in. we are all human we don't need any wars let's just all live in peace and help each other out

animboo1694d ago (Edited 1694d ago )

though im not an apple enthusiast, im saddened that a brilliant, unique and an innovator passed away at such a young age. I hate to admit it but he paved the way for smartphones, mp3 players and tablet to go mainstream and his brilliance in creating or simplifying a UI is praiseworthy. I salute you Steve for a LIFE WELL DONE. You'll be miss. (stands up) *clap clap clap*

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egidem1694d ago

Terrible news. Rest in peace Steve Jobs.

Mottsy1694d ago

Without him there would not be alot of things. Things we dont even realize . Pixar to be one of those. RIP Very selfless man

CryWolf1694d ago (Edited 1694d ago )

Steve Jobs the world have lost a PC legend who change the world in his life time, you will be miss. :(

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CrazzyMan1694d ago

Rest in peace Steve.
You did well.

Legionaire20051694d ago

Why disagrees there is no need for that show respect and give your condolences to the man behind Apple, a very intelligent man named Steve Jobs. Long live Steve Jobs and his achievements, even though he never got a chance to see his new book coming out in November and the launch of Iphone 4S this month. For those who preorder Iphone 4S don't forget Steve Jobs who made it happen.

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Kurisu1694d ago

Why the have people disagreed with Unaffected's and others comments of Rest in Peace? Some people have no respect.

Flowity1694d ago

he was a truly Genius , The development of smart technology to be used everywhere, the world has lost a great monument , Rest in peace Steven Jobs

otherZinc1694d ago

Just paying respects to greatness.

Jobs will be "worshiped like an ole battleship" (LL.CoolJ quote)

He will certainly be missed but not forgotten!

chriski3331694d ago

Sorry he passed but poor children die every day and ppl don't know if yea he got us good electronics but he is not a saint the apple factories in china made there workers sign a no suicide form that they wont kill them selfs from stress at work

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yavorsv1694d ago

How can you disagree with RIP ?!?! WTF, are you people ??!? :(((((((((

Lucreto1694d ago

RIP

I new he was sick but I didn't realise he was that for gone.

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mamotte1694d ago

R.I.P

It's a sad day for the industry