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Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs Dies At 56

Apple's co-founder and former CEO, Steve Jobs, has died at the age of 56, one day after the launch of the iPhone 4S, the company's latest product.

Steve Jobs resigned as CEO of the company at the end of August saying that he could no longer meet his duties and expectations as Apple's CEO.

Apple issued a media advisory and a statement by its board of directors; the first one was an email penned by Tim saying that Jobs had passed away earlier today and that Apple had "lost a visionary and creative genius" and the world "an amazing human being".

The company, he says, will be celebrating the life of Steve jobs soon for Apple's employees and there's a public email where people will be able to share thoughts, memories and condolences.

His fight against pancreatic cancer was a well documented one and first came to public knowledge back in 2003.

It is believed that the promotion of Tim Cook as the new company boss came as Jobs pertinently knew that he was living his last days.

Ironically, US-based news channel CBS mistakenly tweeted last month that Jobs had died on one of its shows. Steve Jobs is survived by his wife Laurene, his son Reed and daughters Erin and Eve.

Désiré Athow
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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.