According to a statement just issued by Apple’s Board of Directors, company co-founder and longtime CEO Steve Jobs has passed away. A little over a moth ago Jobs stepped down as CEO with the words “I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.” Jobs planned to remain as Chairman of the Board at the company, as well as director and an Apple employee after he recommended Tim Cook, at the time Apple COO, to take his place as CEO.
Jobs had battled cancer recent years, and the illness forced him to step back from his role as CEO of Apple on separate occasions. In 2009 he also had a liver transplant during one of those medical leaves. Apple has put up the following website in memory. They’re asking for “thoughts, memories, and condolences” to be shared by way of this email address: email@example.com. Steve Jobs born 1955 in San Francisco California, became only 56 years old.
Even though his illness Steve Jobs continued his at Apple. In 2007, he unveiled the iPhone. In 2010, the iPad, and his last appearance on stage was at Apple’s 2011 WWDC event in San Francisco. Where he presented what would later become some of Apple’s latest innovations including iOS 5, OS X Lion, and iCloud.