Wow. Today the technology industry farewells one of the greatest visionaries we’ve ever seen. Apple has confirmed that Steve Jobs, ex-CEO of Apple, passed away today:
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.
I can say “Amen” to that. No matter which side of the smartphone wars you come from, it’s impossible to deny that Apple has come a long way since Steve took over as CEO again. The company he created has almost single-handedly shaped the smartphone, tablet & MP3 player industries during the past decade. Apple, under Steve Jobs, has established the benchmark of simple, elegant products and created a unique identity in the technology arena.
The Apple homepage currently shows a large photo of Steve Jobs, with the text
Simple, and elegant.
Rest In Peace, Steve Jobs.