News is coming out of Apple that Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has passed away:

I'm kind of at a loss for words as to what to post here. Steve Jobs is directly responsible for this site even existing, as well as all of the close friends I've met through the iOS industry, and so much more-- Too much to even attempt to list.

Apple is asking that if you'd like to share thoughts, memories, or condolences, email rememberingsteve@apple.com.

  • abi646

    RIP Steve... You were awesome and had incredible vision. It's incredible the things you thought of. <3 

  • Anonymous

    More than all of your achievements combined, your passing will be the greatest reason the world will never be the same. RIP Steve

  • Anonymous

    R.I.P. Steve Jobs. :(

  • Anonymous

    Rest in peace, Steve. We'll help keep Apple alive for you.

  • http://profiles.google.com/johntommervik John Tommervik

    R.I.P I am at a loss for words.

  • Anonymous

    RIP Steve. You'll be missed greatly- and not just for your time at Apple. You made great contributions in many fields. Hopefully your legacy will live on within Apple for years to come.

    Is it just me, or has this week gone poorly for Apple?

  • TeddyNYC

    My dad passed away one year ago today. A sad day for me just got sadder. Rest in peace, Steve.

  • http://twitter.com/back2this Sean Yuan

    Rest in peace. Sent my email.

  • http://twitter.com/osujxu John Xu

    not to make light of a man passing away, but steve's death honestly couldn't have come at a better time for apple. They just anounced their new iphone yesterday, and many people were dissapointed that a new iphone 5 was announced. Plus the apple stock dropped 5%. Makes you wonder if apple held onto the announcement of his death for a good marketing time. Now alot of people will be buying the new iphone in order honor his death. RIP Steve jobs, you've greatly changed my life and i'm thankful for everything you given the world.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5FLRQI2X2LU3IHMCG7HEAEFD5I Cat Astrophy

      Opposite. Now plenty of people will stop buying Apple because they lost a brilliant man to move them in the right direction. Clearly he was too sick prior to 10/4 to make the announcement a success. Their stock dropped, and it will continue to drop. Tim will not be able to fill his shoes.

      • John Xu

        i disagree, i think apple will improve because of his death, but nobody knows, lets wait and see

      • Matt Hirsch

        And Cat if you seriously think Steve didn't leave them with a plan then you need to go take a look at apple again. When he left they had the next 5 years already mapped out. Considering what kind of company apple is though I wouldn't be surprised if they had the next 10 - 15 mapped out

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5FLRQI2X2LU3IHMCG7HEAEFD5I Cat Astrophy

        Now Steve is dead and no longer has any input in the company. Tim can change that "map" any time he wants. Changing the "map" from a summer announcement to fall only to monumentally disappoint amid a very aggressive and dominant Android was the first misstep under Tim's command.

      • PJ Moreno

        I was thinking about replacing my iPhone Gen 1 next year waiting to get the iPhone 5... But I gotta say that getting the IPhone 4S "The last of the Steve Jobs Era" will mean more for me.

    • Matt Hirsch

      John you clearly no nothing about marketing

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NHEFXMTTGTFGOLQVFIEDNJXI6A Fred Bailey

      iPhone 4S = for Steve

  • Anonymous

    I was on the phone when my wife told me and I was literally at a loss for words to who I was talking to.  I think we all figured this day would come, I just can't fathom that it's actually here.

    May you rest in Peace Mr. Job's, you were a great visionary and an accomplished person in this world.  You will be greatly missed.

  • Anonymous

    RIP and thanks

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5FLRQI2X2LU3IHMCG7HEAEFD5I Cat Astrophy

    Apple instantly wasn't the same after he left. 10/4 was proof of that (stock drop, poor reception to the poor announcement). You will be sorely missed Steve.

    • Anonymous

      Shareholders are inevitably going to bail out following news like that, it means nothing.

    • Michael Matzat

      You got to see a difference here. Back in the day someone took Steves company to make it their own - and they failed misserably, now it´s Steves company with everything in place as he wanted it.
      With all the positive you can say about Apple, they also were pioniers of bad things in the biz, for example how they refused to install new batteries in their first line of iPods (so you have to buy a new one once it´s broke) and had to be sued into offering it. - With this in mind i ashure you they got stuff planed out for the next three years ahead and are holding some things that already could have been ready back just to have a new next big thing wen it is needed. (and i ashure you the iPhone 4s did not need more than what it got, it will sell like hot cakes, be soled out for weeks or even month just like the iPad 2)
      And after that there is still a ton of great people behing all of this, it´s not that Pixar crashed and burned after Steve left behind what was his company just like he is leaving apple behind now.

      I am still sad he is gone, a true great person of our age... out da vinci, our gallileo...

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      Apple stock drops after every keynote. Buy on rumors, sell on news, as they say.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GHIIHTRJXIOZCAF2GESNKZH264 himanshu

        Well said!

      • cabassi

        Yes, and also, Apple has a long and consistent history of making incremental updates to products without changing the form factor each time (the iPhone 3G to iPhone 3GS, for example). This is no different.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5FLRQI2X2LU3IHMCG7HEAEFD5I Cat Astrophy

        iPhone 4 announcement got a hugely positive reception with the revolutionary Retina display. Iterative upgrades are now a bad decision with the rapidly evolving and spec superior Android market. This isn't like the 3GS update where it was simply an update to the best phone on the market. This was the worst time to deliver weak news.

      • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

        The stock still went down following the announcement of the iPhone 4. Again, speculation drives up the prices of stocks based on rumors, then investors dump their stock when the news hits causing the price to fall. This has nothing to do with the reception of the keynote, it's simple stock trading tactics.

  • SomeRandomJerk

    Well its unfortunate, but this was gonna happen sooner or later. Moving on......

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PNPOOS6NFJTQCBMGRSLLZHKZLI JCJC

    Finally iphone doomed

  • Anonymous

    Unfortunate, but this was inevitable... thats all I have to say

  • Nick Tremmaglia

    Sad day... So I'll leave a great Jobs quote. "If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on."-Steve Jobs

  • John Xu
  • Noah

    I pray he had a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

    • Anonymous

      Otherwise he's going to burn in Hell forever?  I don't think it works quite like that.

      • Chad Meadows

        No he will most likely burn in Hell for being an asshole though.

      • Noah

        I don't believe in hell. I believe in eternal separation from God. And the only thing that will keep you separated from God after you die is unforgiven sin. The way to overcome your unforgiven sin is by having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ - if you ask for forgiveness, you'll be given forgiveness.

        That's all I was trying to say.

      • Anonymous

        good thing we also have Allah, Buddah, Zeus, and great Mother Earth then, they already forgave me my sins.

    • dave miller

      crazy religious nut

  • Skye 629

    Cancers a real bitch huh?  RIP u changed the world

  • http://twitter.com/artfoundry David Markowitz

    Very sad day indeed.  No matter what peoples' opinions of him, he was an extremely influential man.

  • bennyjien

    I am really loss for words, too. RIP Steve Jobs, you will be greatly missed.

  • http://twitter.com/pka4916 Perry Kappetein

    Rest in peace Steve..  Without you there was no Ipad/Iphone etc.
    You will be missed

    • http://twitter.com/21tigermike Michael A. Robson

      *cough* MAC! *cough*

  • http://twitter.com/doctorded David Dempster

    Willy Wonka died

    I just got home with my 5 year from Chuck E. Cheese, using my iPhone 4 to take videos and pictures. The phone rings, it's my co-worker, good friend, and boss. He states the second worse thing I've heard since 9/11, the magic man died. I was at lost for words, and then I said to him:
    My god Willy Wonka has died! He laughed, but then it was silent. He comes back as says 'wow' your right? Steve Jobs was our real world Willy Wonka. He brought happiness and joy to millions of people in the world!

    We'll miss you Steve!

    • http://twitter.com/Blackhivemedia Black Hive Media

      I always joked he was our real-world Kevin Flynn.  Cool, smart, and understood how to play the game.

    • http://twitter.com/spongefile Tina Aspiala

      I always thought of him as our Willy Wonka too :)

  • http://twitter.com/sousuke_c Sousuke Chihara

    R.I.P. Steve Jobs. 

  • Jagmohan Shandilya

    We will miss you Steve. RIP.

  • http://twitter.com/killer006 Ryan Zecman

    RIP Steve Jobs. Does this mean apple will allow flash now? o_0

  • Anonymous

    Rest in Peace, Steve. You truly changed the world and made it better.

  • Anonymous

    keep looking, don't settle...stay hungry, stay foolish. thank you for being my all time inspiration. apple will never be the same without you. bye uncle steve.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Will-Buckingham/518019273 Will Buckingham

    I realized he was in poor health from the recent change of command, but hearing this tonight after getting home from dinner has me feeling much sadder than I would have thought.  All I can say is thank you for all the amazing things you've given us over the years Steve.  May you rest in peace.

  • John Tommervik

    I will be releasing my first iOS game next week. It just makes me realize even more that  because of this man Steve Jobs, I will be releasing a passion and a dream of my own. He gave the independent developer an opportunity and a fighting chance in this industry. Because of his vision and dream, I have one too.

  • http://twitter.com/dyscode Markus Schroeder

    Using
    Macs since 12 years, I was not always happy with Steve´s decisions but
    the whole has been always better by far than any other comparable
    product out there. And it is no overstatement that the iPod Touch and -
    in a much shorter time and to a much bigger degree - the iPad 2 enriched
    my computing life, I NEVER thought any technical device will.

    Thanks, Steve, you will be remembered forever

  • http://twitter.com/CaponeTalks CaponeTalks

    Thanks, Steve. 

  • http://www.fdg-entertainment.com Future777

    RIP Steve Jobs 1955-2011. Apple helped FDG to stay in business. Thank you.

  • Anonymous

    :(

  • William Lee

    I wasn't a fan of Apple in the slightest, but I felt a great sense of sadness when I heard the news. Love Apple or hate Apple, you can't deny that Jobs had an amazing presence on stage.

    Oh, and one more thing: RIP Steve, you will be missed. That quote of yours will remain legendary! :)

  • Anonymous

    Even though I nerver met or knew Mr Jobs I felt deep sorrow when I heard the sad news.I felt he was a genius who had given me,and so many people world wide such pleasure for such a long time with his skill and judgement about the products he brought to life with Apple.
    God rest his soul.

  • http://twitter.com/Nielololek R, S

    Rest in peace Steve !!! Email sent :(

  • Anonymous

    Apple products have enriched my life and gave me some great opportunity's that i would never have had, had i not been using new apple products. Thats a fact.

     R.I.P Steve.

  • http://twitter.com/_GeekGamer_ Sander Nemvalts

    waiting for comment from HTC

  • Károly Nyisztor

    Rest in peace, Steve.
    Thanks for bringing the future closer.

  • Anonymous

    I was an Amiga fan and as it died, I thought that the best days of computing were over. Thank you Steve, for making a believer of me again. Nixon killed Apollo, Bush killed the Mars program and Obama's vision seems myopic. Thank you universe, for Steve, a man who kept our dreams of a better world alive!