Word comes that Steve Jobs - Apple's famous former CEO and sitting chairmain of the board - has passed away. We've known that Steve has been ill for some time, culminating in his stepping down from Apple's CEO, but you never really know when to expect the worst. Not a single AnandTech editor went through their childhood without working with an Apple II at least once, and numerous other Apple devices years later; the story of the coming of age of the personal computer and the story of Steve Jobs are often one in the same.

R.I.P. Steve Jobs, 1955-2011

Source: Apple

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  • chinedooo - Wednesday, October 05, 2011 - link

    ‎3 Apples changed the world, 1st one seduced Eve, 2nd fell on Newton and the 3rd was offered to the world half bitten by Steve Jobs. Reply
  • rangerdavid - Wednesday, October 05, 2011 - link

    Well said, sir. Reply
  • nikon133 - Thursday, October 06, 2011 - link

    Huh. So the 3rd one was over-priced AND second-hand..? Reply
  • BSMonitor - Thursday, October 06, 2011 - link

    Price is determined by demand. Since the company is still increasing revenue, would seem they are not overpriced. Reply
  • UltimateTruth - Thursday, October 06, 2011 - link

    No matter what you say, only a fool would accept it. Reply
  • jecs - Wednesday, October 05, 2011 - link

    I see Steve Jobs as a man who envisioned technology for a spirited human being: A good place to work, play and love. He was a visionary but above all a practical producer who pursuit the experience quality and why not, the dignity of the device.

    I will always remember the happy times I had with my Apple's and Macs.

    Rest in peace Steve Jobs.
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  • Will Robinson - Wednesday, October 05, 2011 - link

    Sad to hear of his passing,what a great company he built,then rebuilt.
    One of the true greats of the information age.
    R.I.P
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  • marcelocassini - Wednesday, October 05, 2011 - link


    rest in peace, one day someone will find a cure for Cancer is killing this evil, rich and poor around the world.
    Marcelo Cassini - Brasil
    e-mail: cassinimarcelo@hotmail.com
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  • KoolAidMan1 - Wednesday, October 05, 2011 - link

    This video from only four months ago really struck me.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtuz5OmOh_M

    He could barely stand, much less speak, and he still gets up in front of the Cupertino city council in order to pitch them on his vision of a new Apple campus. In hindsight it is clear that he didn't have much time left, but it is still inspirational to see how much charisma and presence he had even when he was half wasted away from cancer.

    Corporations get a bad rap from people that hate them, but you can hear his dedication to Apple here. His conviction for the collective he fostered comes through with every statement he makes as he uses "we" rather than I.

    RIP
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  • Moizy - Wednesday, October 05, 2011 - link

    Just earlier today I was on another site reading critical, sometimes hate-filled comments about a certain phone that was just announced, the company that announced it, and the customers that would surely buy it. Now, however, we are more reflective as we think about a great life and great human achievement. As we somberly ponder Jobs' accomplishments, and his persona, I would hope that this respectability and decency in our reflections about Mr. Jobs could carry on. Let us remember that these phones, and laptops, and other devices that we read and write about are just pieces of plastic and glass, metal and silicon. They are nowhere near important enough to illicit the hateful stereotyping that you and I read so often on some sites. Regardless of where your product allegiance stands, I would hope that the decency that we show towards Mr. Jobs today could carry on as decency towards one another, regardless of the devices we choose to put in our pockets and on our desks. Written by a former Mac user, current Win 7 user, and one that has so far been too cheap to buy a smartphone of any kind :) Best wishes to all, and especially to the Jobs family. Reply

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