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Submitted by SactoGamer 1299d ago | news

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. (Apple, Culture, Industry, iPad, iPhone, PC, Steve Jobs, Tech)

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Unaffected  +   1299d ago | Well said
Rest in peace :(
aviator189  +   1299d ago
I second that. :'(
Anarki  +   1299d ago
omg o.o
Autodidactdystopia  +   1299d ago
HOly WTF??????

one day were here making i-toasters next day were toast.
evrfighter   1299d ago | Immature | show
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1299d ago
Wow, this is very upsetting. I didn't know Jobs was this ill.

May he rest in peace ='(
lociefer  +   1299d ago
Omg that came out of nowhere im shocked !!!!! RIP
jony_dols  +   1299d 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.
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MAJ0R  +   1299d 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-Bandit  +   1299d 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-Capitals  +   1299d 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."
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zeeshan  +   1299d ago
This is a very sad news!
DragonKnight  +   1299d 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.
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Kevin ButIer  +   1299d ago
Stay Hungry Stay Foolish. RIP
newhumanbreed  +   1299d ago
@jony_dols

Does Bill Gates still count?
starchild  +   1299d ago
Very sad news indeed. May you rest in peace, Mr. Jobs.
Bull5hifT   1298d ago | Offensive
SilentNegotiator  +   1298d 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?
trancefreak  +   1298d ago
Rip Steve your were an amazing pioneer. May your journey continue in that eternal heavenly peace.
malol  +   1298d 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
jeseth  +   1298d 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.
Peppino7  +   1298d ago
Its a sad day. He's given so much to us. Hopefully he went peacefully.
nix  +   1298d ago
RIP Jobs.
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thats_just_prime   1298d ago | Offensive
hay  +   1298d 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.
sikbeta  +   1298d ago
What a shock, I thought the internet was trolling me, but it's true, R.I.P
ChrisW  +   1298d ago
"Steve Jobs has passed away" is a lot better to say... Sounds more sensitive and cordial.
Hayabusa 117  +   1298d 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.
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nnotdead  +   1298d ago
@Brutallyhonest

because we care more about the next iproduct, and thats the way good old Jobies liked it.
SonyWarrior   1298d ago | Offensive
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jadenkorri  +   1298d 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.
Mucudadada  +   1299d ago
He was truly a visionary. RIP, sir.
Jio  +   1299d 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.
Neko608  +   1299d ago
Hell, imagine PCs without the Apple II or original Mac. His influence goes that far back.
miyamoto  +   1298d ago
He revolutionized Animation with Pixar Studios, too.
Whoever thought he was behind Pixar Studios and Toy Story!!!!!
Flavor   1298d ago | Offensive
red2tango   1298d ago | Offensive
bangoskank  +   1298d 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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AEtherbane  +   1299d ago
A man who changed the world. RIP
Pl4sm4   1299d ago | Offensive
Areeb11  +   1298d ago
Yeah he did change the world... though he changed the first world. Nonetheless. iRespect.
SageHonor  +   1299d ago
HOLY SHIT..... THATS... SAD :((((
lorianguy  +   1299d ago
You got disagrees? Disgraceful. He was a wonderful man.
Jdub895O   1299d ago | Bad language | show
TheOneYouHate  +   1299d 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 :)
WANNAGETHIGH   1299d ago | Offensive
TBM  +   1299d ago
sad day, respect to you steve and RIP.
TBM   1298d ago | Offensive
hilyou  +   1299d ago
whoever disagreed with u is not a human!
ambientFLIER  +   1299d ago
So you're saying an animal or a ghost disagreed?
fr00ty-wizenhymer   1299d ago | Offensive
Dark360  +   1299d ago
RIP...
Rest in Peace Steve Jobs
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Pain  +   1299d ago
F#%&'ing sick of cancer...

R.I.P Jobs
Prophet-Gamer  +   1299d 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.
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BISHOP-BRASIL  +   1298d 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.
showtimefolks  +   1299d ago
i don't think we can say anything but RIP
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
animboo  +   1298d 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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egidem  +   1298d ago
Terrible news. Rest in peace Steve Jobs.
MikeGdaGod  +   1298d ago
RIP
Mottsy  +   1298d 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
CryWolf  +   1298d ago
R.I.P!!!
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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CrazzyMan  +   1298d ago
Rest in peace Steve.
You did well.
Legionaire2005  +   1298d 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.
noprin  +   1298d ago
R.I.P :(
MostJadedGamer   1298d ago | Offensive
Kurisu  +   1298d ago
Why the have people disagreed with Unaffected's and others comments of Rest in Peace? Some people have no respect.
Flowity  +   1298d 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
otherZinc  +   1298d 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!
chriski333  +   1298d 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
skagrerrrr  +   1298d ago
R.I.P Steve
Master_S  +   1299d ago
RIP....
yavorsv  +   1298d ago
How can you disagree with RIP ?!?! WTF, are you people ??!? :(((((((((
Lucreto  +   1299d ago
RIP

I new he was sick but I didn't realise he was that for gone.
FlareDReborn   1299d ago | Offensive
mamotte  +   1299d ago
R.I.P

It's a sad day for the industry
Shadowaste  +   1299d ago
My thoughts are with his family and loved ones!

RIP
specialguest   1299d ago | Offensive
FriedGoat   1299d ago | Offensive
Lionalliance  +   1299d ago
RIP, such a visionary man..
HeavenlySnipes  +   1299d ago
requiescat in pace
he will be missed

EDIT: I don't know why everyone is getting disagrees. You may not like Apple but how can you disagree with people giving their condolences and paying respects to a well known visionary?

Stay classy N4G
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LeonVesper  +   1299d ago
He was a great man. R.I.P my good sir.
Vielar  +   1299d ago
It's a sad day.
Ness-Psi  +   1299d ago
R.I.P steve, thanks for the fish and everything...
Ness-Psi  +   1297d ago
I suppose not many of you read hitchikers guide to the galaxy. it wasnt a insult.
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pucpop  +   1299d ago
r. iPeace
Kinetix  +   1299d ago
R.I.P.
Apotheosize   1299d ago | Offensive
mshope10  +   1299d ago
R.I.P. Steve Jobs
OllieBoy  +   1299d ago
Very big loss.

Rest in peace, Steve.
sealion88  +   1299d ago
RIP... great innovator
mamotte   1299d ago | Offensive
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zeal0us  +   1299d ago
Apple won't be the same.
Tim Cook better not let all Steve Job hard work be done in vain.
JonnyBigBoss  +   1299d ago
Man I'm freaking shocked right now.
gravemaker  +   1299d ago
don't care much, but he was a great man indeed
Vinushka  +   1299d ago
Rest in peace.
Premonition  +   1299d ago
R.I.P a great man died today, and leaves behind a great company.
mamotte   1299d ago | Offensive
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Optical_Matrix  +   1299d ago
Sad news. No matter what the haters say, the guy was a visionary and probably one of the smartest people of the last century. Look at how the iPod, iPhone and iPad changed society. I don't even like iPhone or iPad but I'd be a fool to ignore their cultural impact.

That was a shocker. I knew he had cancer, but for him to die off of the back of the iPhone 4S reveal, I just, I don't even :I

RIP Steve Jobs
callcollectplz  +   1299d ago
I wonder what he'll come up with now that he's in heaven. Imagine what kind of technology they have up there. In all seriousness, RIP Steve Jobs.
erivera1994  +   1299d ago
Oh my, this truly makes me sad. Rest in peace Steve Jobs. You were way too young in my opinion. Thank you for all that you have done. May you Rest in peace.
xtreampro   1299d ago | Offensive
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