Apple Visionary Steve Jobs Loses Battle with Cancer
“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.”
Those were some of the last public words Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs spoke back in August, perhaps signaling what was to come today. Jobs, the visionary who was behind the iPod, iPad, iPhone and all things Apple, lost his battle with pancreatic cancer today at just 56-years-old. He was on official medical leave from Apple since January of this year and has battled health complications for nearly a decade.
“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,” Jobs said in a letter to Apple’s board of directors on that same day this past August. Though Apple’s future may shine bright, the company that’s changed the world will never be the same. We’ve lost a true crusader for technology, but the legacy of Steve Jobs and his innovation and creativity will not soon be forgotten.