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Apple Stores To Remain Closed Today For An Hour During Steve Jobs Tribute

Cupertino based tech heavyweight Apple Inc. is going to close some of its Apple Store outlets for at least an hour on Wednesday as the company pays tribute to the legendary Steve Jobs who passed away earlier in this month, according to a new report.

Mr. Jobs died at the age of 56 after fighting a long-standing battle against pancreatic cancer.

Apple Store employees have been reportedly informed that the company scheduled a private event on Wednesday, and that some of its retail outlet will remain closed for sometimes on the day. The company did not mention whether or not the shut down has been arranged as a gesture to honour Jobs.

The celebration, which will be confined to the employee-circle of the company only, was announced by the current CEO Tim Cook in an email message. He reportedly told the employees that Apple wanted "to take time to remember the incredible things Steve achieved in his life and the many ways he made our world a better place," according to a report by the tech site PC Mag.