As I was leaving church tonight I looked down at my lit up beloved iPhone 4 to see the news – “Rest In Peace Steve Jobs” via Twitter. My heart and prayers go out to his family, friends, and loved ones. He will be dearly missed.
The world has lost a visionary. And there may be no greater tribute to Steve's success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented. – President Obama
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) – Steve Jobs, the Apple founder and former CEO who invented and masterfully marketed ever-sleeker gadgets that transformed everyday technology, from the personal computer to the iPod and iPhone, died Wednesday. He was 56.
“Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs 2005
The passing of Steve Jobs comes just one day after the announcement of the latest version of the iPhone – the iPhone 4S – another device in the line that shaped technology and society while Jobs was running the company.
“Steve's brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives,” Apple's board said in a statement. “The world is immeasurably better because of Steve” (source)
Rest in Peace Steve.