Apple Computer Co-founder Steve Jobs Dies at 56

October 06 00:00 2011

New York, October 6 ( – Steve Jobs, the brain behind and co-founder of Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL) died on Wednesday at the age of 56. He was suffering from a rare form of pancreatic cancer and had a liver transplant in 2009. On Aug. 24, he stepped down as Apple’s chief executive and became chairman of the board. He was the mind behind the simple, well-designed visionary products of Apple that were a great hit with people who were more interested in the end-products of technological innovations and in what they could do rather than how it was done.

Mr. Jobs was an original thinker whose contribution in creating the Macintosh is appreciated throughout the world. He was instrumental in reinventing the portable music player with the iPod and in creating iTunes, the first successful legal method of selling music online. He revolutionized the cellphone market with the iPhone and was the driving force behind the introduction of iPad that jump-started the electronic-tablet market and is now a dominating player in the field.

He is credited with having started a chain of retail stores and he knew exactly what the consumers wanted and that they would pay a premium for innovative products. He was a genius at marketing and his skills turned Apple into a multimillion-dollar success venture in five years.