Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs Passes Away

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Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who brought us the iPod, iPhone and iTunes among other revolutionary inventions, passed away Wednesday at age 56.

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Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who brought us the iPod, iPhone and iPad among other revolutionary products, passed away Wednesday at age 56. The news happens just a day after Apple unveiled its new iPhone 4S.

In a touching tribute, Apple has changed its homepage to a simple black and white photo of its long-time CEO along with the following statement:

"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."

Jobs co-founded Apple when he was only 21 years old. He's battled cancer for many years and had recently stepped down as the CEO of Apple in August.

"RIP Steve Jobs" was trending in a matter of minutes on Twitter, including messages from many celebrities:

"Wow Steve Jobs died! He was a brilliant man!" - Kim Kardashian

"My heart and gratitude go out,like so many of us,to Steve Jobs and his family. You Sir are one of the greatest minds the world will ever see." - Ian Somerhalder

"Damn. Super bummer about Steve Jobs. Thanks for products that helped me create TRS." - The Ready Set's Jordan Witzigreuter

"RIP Steve Jobs, you were a true magician. - ih" - Passion Pit's Ian Hultquist


"RIP Steve Jobs. We're all sitting here on our Apple computers, thinking of you." - Honor Society



The company has also set up an email account (rememberingsteve@apple.com) for people who wish to send messages.

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