Steve Jobs, who co-founded Apple Computer in 1976, died one day after Apple announced its new iPhone. He was 56 years old.
The Apple home page replaced its image of the newly announced iPhone 4S with a picture of Jobs and this message:
"Steve Jobs 1955-2011. 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."
"We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today. Steve's brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve. His greatest love was for his wife, Laurene, and his family. Our hearts go out to them and to all who were touched by his extraordinary gifts."
Jobs resigned as Apple CEO on August 24, 2011 due to health problems. He was replaced by Tim Cook who hosted Apple's "Let's Talk iPhone" media event on Tuesday. Jobs battled with pancreatic cancer and received a liver transplant in 2009.