Thursday, October 6, 2011

Steve Jobs, Apple co-founder, dies

Steve Jobs, Apple Chairman of  the Board, died 5th October 2011 at age 56.
Steve was a co-founder of Apple* and Pixar Animation Studios**

Steve had struggled with pancreatic cancer for several years and his passing was not unexpected.  Steve Jobs resigned as CEO of Apple on the 24th August 2011.  It was only this week, on the 4th October, that new Apple CEO, Tim Cook gave his first presentation*.

Steve's lifetime achievements were many.  
If you have visited an Apple Store*, use an Apple product in your daily life, iPod, iPhone, iPad, Mac, iTunes, iWork or have enjoyed watching Pixar Studios award winning animated movies*.  

Then you, like us, have had your world reshaped by Steve's creative flair,  attention to detail and vision to ensure whatever project he was involved with was intuitive, pleasing to the eye and just worked.

We are greatly saddened by Steve Job's death and offer condolences to everyone. Despite Steve's corporate success his personal touch reached into our lives and we accepted him into our homes and hearts.  He energized and enriched our lives and we will miss him very much.

Steve Jobs didn't just make products he created desirable objects wrapped in a positive experience.

R.I.P.  Steven Paul Jobs
February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011

Timeline of Apple Products
All About Steve
Steve Jobs Memorials
Pixar (History)
Apple's caring nature

*1976   ** 1986
*First two Apple Stores opened on 19th May 2001:
Tysons Corner Center, Tysons Corner, Virginia (AM) and Glendale Galleria, Glendale, Califormia (PM)
*Our top three;  Toy Story (1995),  Monsters Inc. (2001),  Cars.(2006)
*Tim introduced us to iPhone 4S, another innovative Apple product that will be available to Canadian and US consumers on the 14th October 2011.

Image Credit:   Jonathan Mak, a student at Hong Kong’s Polytechnic University School of Design.

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