Steve Jobs 1955-2011
We're very sad to hear about the death of Steve Jobs, the inspirational co-founder of Apple, after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer.
"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."
Personally, we've used Apple devices since 1996, including Apple Mac computers, iPods, iPhones, Macbook Pro laptops and even an Apple TV. All of them were generally a joy to use, and blended incredible product design with brilliant graphical user interfaces - which stands in stark contrast to most other tech products.
Jobs helped to define technology at the turn of the century, and revolutionised several industries, all the while with an absolute focus on the importance of design.