Apple visionary and genius Steve Jobs passed away yesterday. From the first iPhone to the iPad, his creativity and innovation changed the world we live in and our everyday life. Stars swarmed to the products he helped create as well — take a look back at all the celebrities and their Apple devices over the years.
Yesterday we all were saddened to hear that former Apple CEO and technology visionary Steve Jobs passed away. Through the moving words from his family it was clear that Steve's relationship with his wife, Laurene Powell Jobs, and their three children was filled with love. Steve and Laurene, a Stanford business school grad who works with many nonprofits, were married in 1991 by a Buddhist monk. The statement released yesterday by Apple said, "His greatest love was for his wife, Laurene, and his family." Steve often mentioned his love for his wife, Laurene, so we look back at the pair and some of his best quotes on love and life, many coming from his now celebrated 2005 Stanford commencement speech.
If we're going by the message in this vintage Apple ad, Steve Jobs was crazy. Crazy enough to think that he could change the world with his vision, and that's exactly what he did. The technology industry will be forever changed by his contributions, and the world will be a better place because of his message to find what you're passionate about, to trust your instincts, and to think differently.
The ad below, called "The Crazy Ones," was never aired and was voiced by Steve himself.
Apple announced the sad news today that the company's cofounder and former CEO, Steve Jobs, has died. It's truly the end of an era. Though Steve was a family man as much as he was a business man, he was most widely known for his charismatic keynote presentations and obsession for well-designed products. Here, we take a look back at his onstage presence through the years.
"Steve died peacefully today surrounded by his family.
In his public life, Steve was known as a visionary; in his private life, he cherished his family. We are thankful to the many people who have shared their wishes and prayers during the last year of Steve’s illness; a website will be provided for those who wish to offer tributes and memories.
We are grateful for the support and kindness of those who share our feelings for Steve. We know many of you will mourn with us, and we ask that you respect our privacy during our time of grief."
Apple will be celebrating the life of Steve Jobs in an upcoming private event, but you can send your regards and well wishes to a dedicated email address. Below, Tim's letter to Apple employees.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
“When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: 'If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.' It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: 'If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?' And whenever the answer has been 'No' for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.
Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”
Steve Jobs has changed our lives not just with the Apple technology, but he has also inspired us all with his determination and dedication to his craft.
Following today's sad news that Apple cofounder Steve Jobs has passed away at the age of 56, take a moment to watch his moving 2005 commencement address to Stanford University graduates. He reflected on his own life and career, before imparting inspirational advice:
"You've got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do."
Apple announced that legendary CEO Steve Jobs has passed away today. And while the tech industry reacts to the news, Apple has replaced its usual iPhone-centric homepage with a quiet tribute to the man who raised the company to new heights. The company has also set up a dedicated email address where you can send messages and condolences to Steve's family and friends.