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.

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  1. atmaum

    steve jobs was not an angel, and never claim to be one, so, it is absurd to judge him like a priest or monk, he was and forever a pragmatic innovator, he create thing, so, judge him as such.
    he is human after all, who make mistake in his life, but he did no evil, beside having a daughter out of wedlock, and he admit to it.
    steve jobs was a good guy, and he did change many people lifestyle.
    he is my hero.

    October 7, 2011 at 4:13 am | Report abuse |
  2. Anees Daniel

    ‎"There is no reason not to follow your heart. Stay hungry. Stay foolish." – Thank you for inspiring us Steve Jobs.

    October 7, 2011 at 4:32 am | Report abuse |
  3. GDF

    even though im not a huge apple fan (still get frustrated over the mouse pad) its always sad to see someone so talented pass away.

    October 7, 2011 at 4:37 am | Report abuse |
  4. Johnny

    A great man invents something that actually improves the world - a greedy man invents something proprietary that lines his pockets.

    October 7, 2011 at 5:31 am | Report abuse |
  5. jav

    A greatman....some of the upper comments are not changed the world with technology..

    October 7, 2011 at 5:41 am | Report abuse |
  6. Not a apple fan but

    Not a apple fan but I use Mac and iPod, thank you Steve Jobs. Chinese go to hell, I am not a Chinese.

    October 7, 2011 at 5:48 am | Report abuse |
  7. Paloma Paz

    One of the most creative, innovative human beings just died at too early an age – and will be greatly missed. Not one other company has been able to – continuously – excite the entire Globe when new user friendly and gorgeous products are announced. A loyal (and VERY happy customer) now in Europe – I can only say truly miss the superb customer service of the US. Long live his memory!

    October 7, 2011 at 5:50 am | Report abuse |
  8. Cherri H

    Too bad you are not remembered for anything else except for building a giant greedy monopolistic corporation called Apple.
    Despite all your riches and charisma, you never contributed your wealth to make the world a better place by funding medical researches on AIDS or cancer or give to the poor like Bill Gates, Nevertheless, RIP Steve.

    October 7, 2011 at 6:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Erica

      Too bad you don't know how to read all the news stories that contradict your opinion. Too bad you don't know what or how much he contributed to any charities because a) he was a private person and b) you are too lazy to do proper research. Ever heard of (red) products? You know, like the ones that support AIDS research? There's an iPod for that. Apple also has, for example, featured no-name record labels that are created for the sole objective of fundraising for illness and disease. Do you think they would have been able to sell as many albums for their fundraising efforts had they not been featured on iTunes, therefore reaching MILLIONS? You don't necessarily have to give money to help charities. You also don't have to tell the world what your business is – you would just be seeking positive attention. Apple provided and continues to provide a huge platform for many causes and helps in more ways than just giving money.

      October 7, 2011 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  9. Tom

    This whole Steve Jobs thing is over hyped. Yes he was successful in business, Yes he made Apple very profitable. However where are the stories of contributing to the community and I don't mean inventions or selling IPhones either. Did he help the poor?! Did he volunteer in food kitchens? Did he volunteer in schools? To me it's more than just being successful in business or sponsoring a new gee whiz product, where was his charity? Personally I loved the iPhone but because of ATT & Apples monopoly over the phone I settled for a Android and I'm glad I did.

    October 7, 2011 at 6:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Mark john

      you should go march with those hippie dip s*its on wall street. you really have no clue what you are talking about..

      October 7, 2011 at 6:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Aden Shillito

      yes, so was Osama, Michael Jackson and Diana. but people feel as they do and express as they choose.

      we all contribute in different ways to the world and at different levels – Jobs made his contribution in a computer industry, teachers do in schools and altruistic people in soup kitchens. its important that we don't all act or think in the same way.

      October 7, 2011 at 6:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Lee

      Tom. I would say he contributed far more to society with the innovative products and idea's he generated than the typical volunteer. I know you would have felt much better about him if you would have seen a photo of him reading to kids or picking up garbage.

      October 7, 2011 at 6:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      Big picture dude.

      October 7, 2011 at 6:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Razvan

      He was, and will be my mentor and inspiration i don't care if he didn't help the poor and stuff like that, he helped alot in other ways. He will be missed.

      October 7, 2011 at 6:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Al

      We need the progress and prosperity created by men like Mr. Jobs,i.e. without him there would be even more poor folks but thanks to him they have jobs making Apple computers or working in related industry. At least that´s what i learned in Economics 101

      October 7, 2011 at 7:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Nan

      Agree with Tom. Although, technology has advanced with his products, everything lately was "i-"phone, pad, etc. Have you ever been in the car with a teen as they have their earplugs in listening to itunes? So we make them hand over their electronic gadgets and interact with us and the world. And, hey, try being a "typical volunteer" and don't be pompus enough to put volunteering down. The pleasures and gifts that you get in return by volunteering give you more pleasure and satisfaction than any "i" product. Interact and be kind and help your brother. Tha's what we are on earth for!

      October 7, 2011 at 7:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Thank you and RIP JOBS

      If 50% of APPLE employees donated $1000/year each that is much more than you can do for the rest of your life as the other guy said ....'Big picture dude". If Steve Jobs inspired a couple more Steve Jobs coming in the future ...that is definitely put you way behind this legend ..."Big picture dude".

      October 7, 2011 at 7:17 am | Report abuse |
    • penisia

      you're right, he only provided great jobs to thousands of people thats no big feat

      October 7, 2011 at 7:30 am | Report abuse |
    • moe smith

      Did YOU do the fncking research for YOUR questions? No... this is just some vomited nonsense by an individual who hopes to do nothing more than sh!7 all over a man's legacy whom you envy. that's right, i said ENVY.

      Shame he had to die from cancer and not traded lives with a waste of human flesh like yourself. Guess God wants to keep heaven clean and leave sh!7 like you on the ground.

      October 7, 2011 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |
    • D

      Tom, where was Job's charity! Are you kidding's called Apple, heard of some research clown.

      October 7, 2011 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Fred

      It is important to fully understand what this visionary did. It was not all of the geewiz products that he sold, but the number of lives he touched. It is not so much the Apple products he created, but the culture that he created that affected so many people and influenced the design of so many products - yes, including the android. With Pixar Studios, he gave life to animated story telling and made it cool for adults, as well as children. He lead our culture to embrace social media and enjoy and beneift from a new way to interact with each other. He made great inroads in developing the education tools for our children. In the information age, he was an icon and no less a man than Edison and Ford. The world will miss is creative genius.

      October 7, 2011 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  10. jacob zer

    We lost our Jobs

    October 7, 2011 at 6:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Jerkweed

      Jobs can neither be created nor destroyed; only changed in form.

      October 7, 2011 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
  11. Ralph H

    All the people saying that he was greedy and such, stop talking about a person you don't know, if he managed to work his way through life and gain what he did and you didn't blame yourself not him! May he R.I.P . And no one knows if he contributed or not. so stop saying that he didn't, he had a very private life.

    October 7, 2011 at 6:24 am | Report abuse |
  12. David

    Jobs was a great man!

    October 7, 2011 at 6:26 am | Report abuse |
  13. David

    JOBS was a good man @ heart and @ soul!

    October 7, 2011 at 6:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Jerkweed

      I'm wondering how you know this.

      October 7, 2011 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
  14. Please.

    There is no way – with the caliber of person that this man was – that he did not, in some way, use his wealth to help others.
    Just because he didn't put it out there for you nosey "transparency" obsessed asshats to see does NOT mean that it did not happen.
    Where's the record of YOUR donation history? Put it on display for us, eh?

    October 7, 2011 at 6:31 am | Report abuse |
  15. Gasm99

    Woah, I did not expect to see Obama class warfare in here in a tribute to a great contributor to our economy and American wealth. People in China cried when this man died. I guess they realize the ingenuity of him rather than saying you made to much money and you need to give it back to everyone.

    October 7, 2011 at 6:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Erica

      Thank you!

      October 7, 2011 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
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