Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Apple Announces Steve Jobs has Passed Away



There are no words to express the impact that Steve Jobs has had on all our lives, even if you never bought an Apple product or seen a Pixar movie. He changed every other company that tried to compete with him as well. We have all benefited from his drive and passion on this earth to "see things differently". Thank you Mr. Jobs and now that your work is done, may you forever rest in peace. (1955 - 2011)

Below are a couple of official statements from Apple regarding the passing of Steve Jobs.

October 5, 2011
Statement by Apple’s Board of Directors
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.


October 5, 2011
Apple Media Advisory
Apple CEO Tim Cook today sent the following email to all Apple employees:
Team,
I have some very sad news to share with all of you. Steve passed away earlier today. 
Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.
We are planning a celebration of Steve’s extraordinary life for Apple employees that will take place soon. If you would like to share your thoughts, memories and condolences in the interim, you can simply email rememberingsteve@apple.com.
No words can adequately express our sadness at Steve’s death or our gratitude for the opportunity to work with him. We will honor his memory by dedicating ourselves to continuing the work he loved so much.
Tim