Steve Jobs has died

Steve Jobs has diedEx-CEO of Apple Steve Jobs has died at the age of 56. This is stated in the message Apple.

Steve Jobs founded Apple in 1976 with Steve Wozniak (Steve Wozniak) and Ronald Wayne (Ronald Wayne). In 1985, he moved from there because of disagreements with senior management corporation, and in 1997 returned and in 2000 he became its CEO.

In August 2011, Steve Jobs after a long holiday resigned as head of Apple. CEO of the company was Tim Cook (Tim Cook), is replaced with Jobs' January 17, 2011, when he went on sick leave. In this case, Steve Jobs has been elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of Apple.

In his letter to employees of the company Jobs said at the time: "I have always said that if that day comes when I can no longer meet his duties and expectations as CEO, I am the first to tell you that. Unfortunately, that day has come" .

Apple and Jobs himself did not report the reasons that made it impossible to return to the leadership of the company manager. However, journalists and bloggers agreed that the reason for this decision was the state of Jobs' health.

Steve Jobs has repeatedly had problems with his health. In 2003, Steve Jobs was diagnosed with cancer of the pancreas, which successfully operated on in 2004. In 2008, Jobs had lost weight, triggering rumors of a possible recurrence of pancreatic cancer. In the summer of 2009 it was announced that Jobs had surgery for a liver transplant.

Apple is the largest IT-company in the world with a market capitalization of more than $ 300 billion. In 2010, she took the title at Microsoft. Apple releases Mac computers and laptops MacBook, as well as a line of portable devices, which includes smartphones iPhone, iPod players and tablet iPad.

"Steve is among the greatest of American innovators — brave enough to think not, as all strong enough to believe in their ability to change the world and talented enough to do it" — so reacted to the death of Steve Jobs, U.S. President Barack Obama .

A friend and business rival Steve Jobs, the founder and head of computer giant Microsoft, Bill Gates spoke about the memory of Steve Jobs in his own words: "For those of us lucky enough to work with Steve Jobs, it was awesome great honor."

"Occasionally you see a man who left the world such an indelible mark, the effects of which will be felt for many generations," — said Gates.

Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook
"Steve, thank you for your mentorship and friendship. Thank you for having revealed: your products can change the world. I will miss you."

Arnold Schwarzenegger, former Governor of California
"Steve every day of his life he lived the California dream, he changed the world and inspired all of us."

Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft
"We've lost a unique tech pioneer, the creator, who knew how to make great products and great."

Dell CEO Michael Dell
"Today we lost a visionary leader, the technology industry lost a legendary person, and I lost a friend and a comrade in business. Legacy of Steve Jobs will be remembered for generations."

Larry Page, Google CEO
"He was a great man with incredible achievements and brilliant mind. He seems to have always been able to say a few words about what you want to think before you think about it. His focus on the fact that the user is — above all, has always been an inspiration to me. "

Steve Case, founder of AOL
"I am honored to have personally known Steve Jobs. He was one of the most creative entrepreneurs of our generation. His legacy will live the century."