Apple Founder Steve Jobs Passes Away at 56

Posted by patrickklepek (2212 posts) -

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has lost his seven-year battle with pancreatic cancer, it was announced today.

The technological visionary has dealt with health issues for close to a decade, going on a medical leave of absence this past January.

He continued to be a public figure for Apple until announcing his retirement in August.

"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," said a statement from by Apple's board of directors. "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."

Apple's impact on the video games industry, especially in recent years, has been undeniable. The iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch are some of the most popular portable gaming devices available.

The company announced the latest iteration of the iPhone yesterday, the iPhone 4S. It goes on sale later this month.

Apple is collecting thoughts and memories of Jobs through the email address rememberingsteve@apple.com.

Thanks for everything, Steve.

#1 Posted by patrickklepek (2212 posts) -

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has lost his seven-year battle with pancreatic cancer, it was announced today.

The technological visionary has dealt with health issues for close to a decade, going on a medical leave of absence this past January.

He continued to be a public figure for Apple until announcing his retirement in August.

"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," said a statement from by Apple's board of directors. "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."

Apple's impact on the video games industry, especially in recent years, has been undeniable. The iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch are some of the most popular portable gaming devices available.

The company announced the latest iteration of the iPhone yesterday, the iPhone 4S. It goes on sale later this month.

Apple is collecting thoughts and memories of Jobs through the email address rememberingsteve@apple.com.

Thanks for everything, Steve.

#2 Posted by NewDust (83 posts) -

So sad....

#3 Posted by Tanjamin (5 posts) -

RIP Steve

#4 Edited by QuietAlien (174 posts) -

That's sad. Not much else for me to say.

#5 Posted by Swoxx (3008 posts) -

 Rest in Peace, Steve. 

#6 Posted by Kirklebum (59 posts) -

Wow, he looks like Ashton Kutcher in that picture.

#7 Posted by HyperionXR (278 posts) -

A damn shame...

#8 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -

that sucks but we all gotta die at some point. At least he did something great with his life.

#9 Edited by falling_fast (2279 posts) -

ah. that second last paragraph should read "thoughts and memories", Patrick.

RIP Steve Jobs :(

#10 Posted by zombie2011 (5048 posts) -

This guy changed the game.

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#11 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11398 posts) -

[Moment of silence.]

#12 Posted by Lobster_Ear (285 posts) -

I didn't even know he had cancer :/

#13 Posted by Citizenking (25 posts) -

RIP....still don't like apple.

#14 Posted by Soulblitz (350 posts) -

I think it's fair to say the world wouldn't be the same if not for him. Rest in peace, Steve.

#15 Posted by fooflighter737 (175 posts) -

@Kirklebum said:

Wow, he looks like Ashton Kutcher in that picture.

That's what I thought too

#16 Posted by Afroman269 (7387 posts) -

Sucks.

#17 Posted by Seedofpower (3949 posts) -

RIP dude. RIP.

#18 Posted by dok05@mac.com (2 posts) -

RIP Steve Jobs. Great visionair

#19 Posted by Cyrisaurus (454 posts) -

RIP Steve. It was hard watching the livestream earlier when you guys found out.

#20 Posted by Shadow (4988 posts) -

Without him, I wouldn't have a job right now. So I guess that's why he left...

#21 Posted by maxB (318 posts) -

RIP

#22 Posted by orderseeker (21 posts) -

RIP

#23 Posted by EveretteScott (1531 posts) -

@Kirklebum said:

Wow, he looks like Ashton Kutcher in that picture.

Biopic coming soon!

#24 Posted by Phoenix87 (486 posts) -

RIP

#25 Posted by Fezz (444 posts) -

:(

#26 Posted by Jeffsekai (7052 posts) -

:(

#27 Edited by GirlsGeneration (152 posts) -

Poor guy RIP = (

#28 Posted by RE_Player1 (7526 posts) -

I'm still a little shocked at the news. He will be missed and his influence will still be felt for years to come.

#29 Posted by TechHits (1391 posts) -

@Kirklebum said:

Wow, he looks like Ashton Kutcher in that picture.

Wow spot on.

#30 Posted by TruthTellah (9472 posts) -

Rest in Peace, Steve Jobs.

I may not have always been a fan of your work, but you did help revolutionize computers. Accessibility and solid build over power and choice. An interesting alternative that really opened up computing to so many who might have otherwise avoided it. And for gamers, you brought us Breakout, the computer mouse, and new mobile gaming platforms in the iPhone and iPad.

Pancreatic cancer is horrible, and it's a shame that Steve Jobs didn't pursue proper medical treatment for so long. Herbs and homeopathic medicine should never be given prominence over real medical treatment. It was a great blessing that he eventually decided to get the necessary treatment with a liver transplant and quality medicine so that the world could enjoy his presence for a number of years longer.

A day that has been expected for some time, but still a sad day for all of us who enjoy modern technology. He will be missed.

#31 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -

Now this is someone that I actually feel the need to drop a farewell comment for, because he achieved something great and moved technology forward. We throw our "you will be missed" around too often for it to actually mean what it's supposed to mean.

Anyway, I hate Apple and the people who enjoy their products, but I'll be damned if this man didn't change the fucking world. Rest in peace!

#32 Posted by Bumbuliuz (197 posts) -

Sad thing to see someone in the prime of their life die so soon.

#33 Posted by arcn (125 posts) -

Wow I heard them talking about Steve Jobs on the livestream but I thought it was some kind of random discussion

#34 Posted by Zamir (508 posts) -

RIP

#35 Posted by Servbot_2021 (5 posts) -

RIP

#36 Posted by Sanity_Crash (41 posts) -

Rest in Peace mister Jobs, you had a great run and contributed many things to the world. despite my own opinions on Apple products, i can't deny the amount of good Apple has done under your leadership. Godspeed.

#37 Posted by Redbullet685 (6085 posts) -

This sucks. RIP

#38 Posted by TruthTellah (9472 posts) -

@Nomin: He did work for Atari, made Breakout, and developed multiple platforms for games, both on the desktop and in mobile phones.

#39 Posted by innacces14 (737 posts) -

RIP

#40 Posted by Three0neFive (2304 posts) -

I guess that settles it - an Apple away doesn't keep the doctor away.

#41 Posted by Crunchman (396 posts) -

Too early for him to go.

#42 Posted by Chemin (633 posts) -

Wow. R.I.P. Didn't expect that.

#43 Posted by Praab_NZ (281 posts) -

Great man, almost single handedly revolutionised two computing platforms, and above all a nice guy.

At least he is free from his cancer now.

#44 Posted by Siphillis (1298 posts) -

I get the feeling I'm going to be upset about this for a while.

#45 Posted by Nightlight (56 posts) -

Rip Mr.Jobs

#46 Posted by SHADOWINFINITE (545 posts) -

r.i.p. one of the most famous father of modern technology

#47 Posted by Nets (319 posts) -

That's a damn shame. I literally just wrote a paper on how inspiring his speech was to the Stanford graduates of 2005 for college, as well. RIP

#48 Posted by 014 (348 posts) -

Sad news. I'm not saying anything we don't know... but I feel the need to chime in.

#49 Posted by Obinice (275 posts) -

I shall always remember where I was when I heard the news. Building an underground Nether portal bunker full of lava.

Rest in peace, sir.

#50 Posted by CornBREDX (5998 posts) -

Ya. This got everyone at my work real sad when the news hit.

Real loss, he will be missed.

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