One of the great luminaries in tech is no longer with us

We have just heard the news that former Apple CEO Steve Jobs died today at the age of 56. The following was posted on Apple's website.

Steve Jobs caught us all off guard when he announced his resignation as Apple CEO back in late August of this year. He handed off his duties to his right-hand man, Tim Cook. In his final address to Apple employees, Steve Jobs described:
I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple's CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come...
I believe Apple's brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it. And I look forward to watching and contributing to its success in a new role.
I have made some of the best friends of my life at Apple, and I thank you all for the many years of being able to work alongside you.
Current Apple CEO Tim Cook today addressed Apple employees to express his thoughts, feeling about Steve Jobs:


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. If you would like to share your thoughts, memories and condolences in the interim, you can simply email

No words can adequately express our sadness at Steve’s death or our gratitude for the opportunity to work with him. We will honor his memory by dedicating ourselves to continuing the work he loved so much.

We all here at DailyTech wish Steve's family the best in this time of mourning.

 [Source: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images North America]

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