Apple's co-founder and heartbeat, the technology industry's king of innovation, died Wednesday, approximately a month after resigning as Apple CEO. He was 56. Over the years, Jobs has battled, and survived cancer. Lately his health appeared to suffer, and in public appearances seemed frail.
Apple's board of directors issued the following statement:
"Steve's brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve 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."
On its website, Apple said:
We detail 10 of Steve Jobs' greatest innovations here. And here was a piece about the resignation speech we wish Steve Jobs had given.
The Apple home page now simply shows a black-and-white picture of Jobs.
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