Jobs was a great innovator and a giant inspiration to anyone working in the product design and product development world.

He was an enigmatic business leader and his vision created the Apple that most of us know and interact with today, everyday.

Today, the new Apple CEO, Tim Cook, sent the following email message 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.  No words can adequately express our sadness at Steve’s death or our gratitude for the opportunity to work with him. We will honour his memory by dedicating ourselves to continuing the work he loved so much." 

Since Job's  recent resignation as the CEO of Apple, the world has been preparing to hear this sad news - that has come a little sooner than expected.

May he rest in peace.

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