In a brief statement, Apple announced the death but did not say where he died. Mr. Jobs suffered from a rare form of pancreatic cancer and had a liver transplant in 2009, and he stepped down as Apple’s chief executive in August.
An original thinker who helped create the Macintosh, one of the most influential computers in the world, Mr. Jobs also reinvented the portable music player with the iPod, launched the first successful legal method of selling music online with the creation of iTunes, and reordered the cellphone market with the iPhone. The introduction of the iPad also jump-started the electronic-tablet market, and it now dominates the field.
He also started a chain of retail stores and pushed consumers away from their dependence on floppy disks and CDs.
To show how much he affects me every day, I am posting this from my iPhone. I have always bought PC's over Macs because they are cheaper, but I have still bought many of his other products and realize that he has revolutionized the technology industry. May Steve Jobs rest in peace.