Apple CEO Steve Jobs delivers the keynote address at the 2011 Apple World Wide Developers Conference at the Moscone Center on June 6, 2011 in San Francisco, California. Apple CEO Steve Jobs returned from sick leave to introduce Apple's new iCloud storage system and the next versions of Apple's iOS and Mac OSX. (Getty Images | Inset from Apple.com)more pics » Steve Jobs (Getty Images) Steve Jobs has died at 56, and Apple, the company synonymous with his name, broke the news by posting a simple but moving online memorial that took over Apple.com Wednesday afternoon.
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technology innovator and businessman fought a long battle with pancreatic cancer first revealed to the public in 2004. Since then he underwent a series of medical procedures, including surgery to remove the initial tumor in 2004 and a liver transplant in 2009. Jobs guarded his privacy closely in the years preceding his death, often refusing to answer questions about his health.
Jobs announced his resignation as Apple's CEO on August 24, 2011, leaving Tim Cook to run the company. It has previously been reported that Jobs left detailed instructions for the next five years of Apple's product roll-outs, giving the company some leadway into its post-Jobs era.
A San Francisco native, Jobs spent most of his life in the Bay Area. He will be remembered, among other innovations, for his work on hand-held computers including the iPod, iPhone and iPad.
A screen capture from Apple.com shows the company's simple tribute to the man who came to define the brand. (From Apple.com)
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