Remembering Steve Jobs, Who Passed Away 12 Years Ago Today

Today marks the 12th anniversary of Apple's co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs passing away at the age of 56, following a cancer diagnosis.

Steve Jobs Holding iPhone
Apple shared the following message on its website when Jobs passed away:

Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.

Apple still has a "Remembering Steve" page on its website with condolences shared by customers around the world following his death in 2011.

"There is not a day that goes by that we don't think about him," said Apple CEO Tim Cook, during the first media event at Steve Jobs Theater in September 2017.

The Steve Jobs Archive website contains a collection of quotes, videos, and emails from Jobs, and offers fellowships to young creators to follow in Jobs' footsteps.

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Top Rated Comments

phill85 Avatar
8 months ago
An incredible man. Changed the way we interact with technology, each other, and the world?
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Steve686 Avatar
8 months ago
I’m not a blubbering “miss Steve” kind of guy. People pass and that’s a fact of life.

But I gotta tell you, I really miss those keynotes he used to lead because he sure could get me excited about new Apple products. Even the couple that Apple had a hard time going live with. It was really something to hear an auditorium hoot and cheer him on and then for the finale…….

”Oh. One more thing!”

That brought the house down! Loved those words!

Now we watch these cringeworthy forced pre-produced stale toast events that everyone looks like they are miserable videoing.

The life of Apple truly left when Steve did.
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Docsta80 Avatar
8 months ago
I remember where I was and what I was doing that day when I found out. The true GOAT. We miss you Steve,
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
floral Avatar
8 months ago
If only he was still alive [plain]:([/plain]
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ghostface147 Avatar
8 months ago
12 years, wow. I’ve kept the emails that he responded to that I sent.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
vertsix Avatar
8 months ago
Greatest of all time. We miss you.

Here's how he'd probably look like today...

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Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)