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.Also since October 5, 2011, Apple's corporate website greeted visitors with a simple page showing Jobs' name and lifespan next to his grayscale portrait. Clicking on Jobs' image led to an obituary that read
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.Because of his genius, Steve Jobs and his Apple Inc. set a standard in technological advancement and design. Whether we admit it or not, other companies adjusted to Apple's innovations and not the other way around.