“Apple had its share of much-hyped product releases and headline-grabbing controversies in 2011, but late on Oct. 5, the gadgets and drama were overshadowed by the passing of Cupertino’s enigmatic co-founder,” Chloe Albanesius writes for PC Magazine. “Steve Jobs was gone.”
“The news hit early in the evening on the East Coast, one day after Apple had unveiled its new iPhone 4S,” Albanesius writes. “Jobs had battled cancer for years, taking several leaves of absence and even undergoing a liver transplant, but by August 2011, the time had come to say goodbye. Jobs resigned from his post as Apple CEO, handing the reigns over to Tim Cook, and two months later, he passed away surrounded by family.”
Albanesius writes, “Upon hearing the news of his death, fans flocked to Apple Stores around the world to pay their respects, and Apple later held a star-studded memorial service at its Cupertino headquarters. His life was chronicled in a Walter Isaacson biography, published about three weeks after his death… But Jobs likely would not have wanted his death to overshadow all that his company had accomplished in 2011…”
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