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6 October 2011 | Category: Electronics
Apple co-founder passes away seven years after being being diagnosed with cancer.
The man that transformed both the computing and music industry peacefully passed away at his home in Palo Alto, after a seven year battle with pancreatic cancer.
Apple released a statement saying: "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."
Steve Jobs co-founded Apple computers in 1976 and released the Apple II just one year later. After achieving huge success with Apple across a decade, the company felt the effects of an industry wide sales slump 1986 which lead to Jobs resigning.
After this period Jobs founded NeXT computer and Pixar animation studios, both of which went onto become hugely successful companies. Jobs later returned to Apple in 1996 creating the hugely successful iMac computer series and later the iPod and iPhone.