Gotta Watch: Remembering Steve Jobs
Apple's website remembers founder Steve Jobs with a dedication on their homepage mourning the loss of a "creative genius."
October 6th, 2011
11:38 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Remembering Steve Jobs

Apple's visionary founder Steve Jobs passed away Wednesday at the age of 56 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Today we pay tribute to Jobs' legacy as we look back at some of the most memorable moments from his life.

Apple’s dedicated founder – In June 2011, Steve Jobs made one of his last public appearances at a Cupertino City Council meeting while presenting plans for a new Apple campus. Despite reports of being ill, Jobs brought his humor and vision and continued to show his dedication to the company he loved.
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Jobs: Live each day like it's your last – In 2005, Steve Jobs spoke poignantly about his cancer diagnosis and confronting death. Here, Jobs discusses how being faced with his own mortality inspired him to make the most of his time on Earth.
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The creative genius behind Apple – Steve Jobs was Apple's passionate pitchman. Over the years, Jobs was front and center for the unveiling of many of Apple's greatest inventions, most often wearing his classic uniform of blue jeans and a black turtle neck. Steve Jobs' enthusiasm and wit were evident every time he took the stage.
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To see more on the life and legacy of Steve Jobs, look back at some of his most memorable moments , hear from those who were closest to him and take a look at the impact his creative spirit has had.

Share your thoughts and memories in the comments section below or at iReport.com.

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  1. Mark L.

    Steve Jobs – A True Pioneer and Visionary Genius – RIP, Mr. Jobs, RIP. You will be sorely missed by many...{:o(

    October 6, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    A stalwart in his field. He'll be missed.

    October 6, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jeff Spangler

    Steve Jobs and his Apple coinventor Steve Wozniak are two inspiring examples of independent inventors who cook neat things up in a garage and make good. They were walk-in-off-the-street clients at a patent law firm in California. They're among the less than 5% of "indy" inventors who ever recover the substantial cost of obtaining a patent. But you'll never know unless you try. Keep on inventing, America! Thanks, Steves.

    October 6, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  4. flashtrum

    Thanks for making me watch a 30 second commercial followed by no video.

    October 6, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  5. me

    Too bad he and Apple didn't decide to build these wonderful products in the US. Instead Apple supports slavery and unsafe working conditions just to crank out millions of pieces a day. Nothing against Steve Jobs here, but hie and his company missed the point when it came to giving back a litle to the country that helped Apple become a household brand name.

    October 6, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • FanofJobsfor25years

      I don't think the hundreds of thousands of workers employed by Foxconn would appreciate being labeled "slaves". iPhones are not like T-shirts, tossed together by hand in some dark, acrid sweatshop.

      October 6, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • CJA

      "my village be better then your village". Is that it? Thousands of people in China where lifted from poverty. Hardly slaves, most workers think they have it good working indoors. Being a small time farmer in China is much harder work for much less money. That said if the iPhone were built in the US would YOU buy a $2,500 iPhone? Likely not Apple provides good jobs to 12,000 people in California and more in China

      October 6, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • joe

      While apple products are famously "Designed in California by Apple. Assembled in China" Those devices create brand new industries and untold numbers of jobs here at home. I am fortunate enough to work in a sector that is not only surviving but THRIVING and a lot of it is thanks to Steve Jobs, the people at Apple, and those they compete with Apple.

      October 6, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mark C

      Shove a sock in it, you moronic half-wit. There are NO consumer electronics made in the US by ANYONE. Maybe you're dumb enough to think your Dell or HP is made here. LMAO@you. Apple provides employment for tens of thousands of engineers, managers and other professionals in California, and tens of thousand more people working in their retail stores. Not to mention all the developers writing apps for their systems, etc.

      And you sit in your mommy's basement and post on the Internet.

      October 6, 2011 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Ravi

    Adam and Eve found the apple and created a world. Steve Jobs found " The Aplle" and created " The World ". Truly one of the world's innovative minmalist who created a new world of products for a new world of the people who are restless and want more doing less and willing to pay more.......

    October 6, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • anon

      It was not an apple but a pomegranate

      October 6, 2011 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Herman Amorinsolitus

    He’ll be in that rarified pantheon with Henry Ford and Thomas Edison and the Wright brothers, who, as Steve invited John Sculley to do, fundamentally changed the world.

    If genius is the man who has two great ideas (proving the first wasn’t a fluke), then Steve made or remade Apple at least twice, once with the original mass microcomputer, then bringing GUI, again, to the masses, and finally, the plethora of iP products that resuscitated a moribund company. And made it, briefly, the most valuable firm in the country.

    A remarkable individual ; requiescat in pace.

    October 6, 2011 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Buckhippo

    His legacy is yet to be realized. The technology he defined thrust the world into the next generation and for generations to come, his vision will define how humans, technology, and our planet will evolve. I am lucky to have lived in a time with such an individual. I am so sad to see him leave us so early. Thank you Steve for being yourself and letting us see the world as you see it, for what it can be, and for what it will be.

    October 6, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Billie

    Isn't Apple a BIG CORP that's holding the working man down. Steve Jobs is a poster child for everything they are against. He dropped out of college, he and his partners started a business that made them uhber wealthy, shipped jobs, overseas, most people can't afford their products, he made money for his shareholders, and his products are polluting our environment . Apple is traded on Wall street. Shouldn't Apple have redistributed its wealth too?

    Kind of hypocritical of the Take Down Wall Street crowd AND unions. Just saying....

    October 6, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • CJA

      He did not "ship jobs over seas". That would mean they were here first, or could have been here. In fact he created a net of about 10,000 good new jobs in California that otherwise would not have existed. The manufacturing jobs in China would not have existed either. He did not move anything he created it all from nothing.

      I think of his contribution as like what a producing contributes to a film. His biggest contribution is that he decides the film should be made. Then he selects the people he thinks can make the film. The audience only sees the actors but without the producer there would only be a blank screen. That is what Steve did. he was VERY selective in what he produced and was pretty good at picking people and promoting.

      October 6, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Bill Gates

    So does this mean the iPhone 5 is going to be delayed?

    October 6, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Ambati

    Henry Ford and Thomas Edison invited Steve to thier world.

    October 6, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Sam47

    Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Ruth Handler ( Barbie & Mattel) all started their businesses in their garage. They exemplify what Thomas Alva Edison said: " Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety nine percent perspiration." My condolences to Steve Job's family and friends. RIP

    October 6, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Allen Tee

    Thank you, Mr. Jobs! You created devices that I didn't even know I want. One of the few that have made this world a better place.

    October 6, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Donna Syed

    Steve Jobs. The Edison of our time.

    October 6, 2011 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Jim

    What are we going to do without him?

    October 6, 2011 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
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