Apple Founder Steve Jobs Loses Cancer Battle at 56
Matt | On 05, Oct 2011
It’s a pretty sad day in the tech world.
Apple founder Steve Jobs, the visionary behind revolutionary devices such as the iPod, MacBook series of laptops, iTunes, the iPad, and the cult favorite iPhone, succumbed to pancreatic cancer on Wednesday. He was 56.
The tech innovator brought Apple back from almost-extinction to one of the most profitable companies in the world. Earlier in his career, he bought Pixar Animation Studios from George Lucas and breathed life into that. His entire career was defined by major risks and even larger rewards. You can’t get an entrepreneurial story much better than his and I’m only telling the highlights.
Jobs, however, had been struggling publicly with cancer since 2004 when he announced it to the world. There had been several rumors about his declining health. In January, he took his final medical leave from Apple.
Jobs leaves behind a wife and four children.
It is only appropriate as I type this post on my MacBook Pro with my iPhone and iPod nearby that I honor Steve Jobs. His creativity has played a large role to help me build this platform for my readers. I say ‘thank you’ to Steve Jobs as a loyal member of #TeamApple.