Steve Jobs has died
0. phoneArena 05 Oct 2011, 18:41 posted on
Apple's iconic leader has passed away, this is according to a statement from Apple's Board of Directors...
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130. Sniggly (Posts: 7230; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Maybe that's what they've been saving up all of their ludicrously high amount of wealth for. Executive order from Jobs that it be used to try to cure cancer maybe?
138. biophone (Posts: 1900; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
I know so many people who have died from pancreatic cancer it is a horrible disease almost incurable. I would love to see apple donate money for this cause. Great post ian.
149. Sniggly (Posts: 7230; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Jobs wasn't generally known for his charitable activities that I ever read, but maybe once he realized what he was going through, he might have changed his mind and ordered a buildup of funds.
Of course, this is all speculation on my part. Despite my general dislike of him, I never wish ill upon anyone's health or their character. Now that there's no more health to wish for, I hope that he leaves behind an even more positive legacy than he already has.
125. nofan (unregistered)
L.I.P (live in peace) Mr. Jobs. Behind the mobile world you are a human and respects will be paid good sir.
127. Sniggly (Posts: 7230; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
I didn't like the man, but he did have a great mind, and his death is no laughing matter.
Therefore, as I review the comments tonight, if I find anyone making a snarky or mean spirited comment, whether you're my friend here or not, I will thumb you down.
128. Zoenphlux (Posts: 45; Member since: 05 Sep 2011)
He will be missed. He was missed already at the iphone event. Apple just got bumped down a notch..or 20 in my book. I am not an apple fan, but he has done so much for the computer and tech worlds. I am sorry for your loss Job family.
129. iPhone X4 (unregistered)
R.I.P My Friend..My Inspiration..My Hero..Your Vision..Your Products..Your Keynotes, i would follow every day.Because of you i fell in love with Apple. You will never be forgotten..
Proud Owner of iPhone 4/4S
iPod Classic/iPod Touch
Thank You My Friend
The Heart & Soul of Apple
Thank you STEVE..Thank you STEVE
131. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 452; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)
Prayers and my sincere condolence. A great American icon....!
132. Ian.M (Posts: 21; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)
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135. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
Sad to see Mr jobs die quite young and as much as I hate apple the company,you cannot deny he has changed the mobile industry...also lets not forget that every day people pass away and much younger so lets be think of those people too cause they are just as important as Mr jobs...
139. phil (unregistered)
@LameHumor I get what you was saying...its all good
141. iphonejam1 (Posts: 7; Member since: 28 Sep 2011)
this is truly a sad day for steve and his family and his baby apple as he had referred to apple so many times it is also a sad day for all of the apple fans my thoughts and prayers are with steve and his family he was and still is a great innovator we will all still have a part of steve in each device that apple releases from this point on because I'm sure steve left apple with plenty of ideas he always was looking ahead may APPLE carry on with steve in their minds and build on the legacy of steve YOUR A GENIUS STEVE AND WILL BE GREATLY MISSED RIP!!
142. protozeloz (Posts: 5387; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
144. ken (unregistered)
I was sleepless last night, not because i heralded Steve's demise but so excited about the new cam gears iam getting this weekend. I have not shed a tear for perhaps ten years for the death of anybody including my grandma (well, considering aged at 90+ and tortured by prolonged sickeness, its a good riddance for her), My eyes reddened at the news, umm, perhaps i deep inside do admire and respect this guy even though i want to see the fall of the arrogant Apple, but man, not Steve at the age of 56, he deserves everything good things in life just like any of us still alive.
147. Sniggly (Posts: 7230; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
I think Phonearena should make a tribute page filled with user submissions, like pictures, artwork, Photoshop projects, etc. If you do, I know I plan to pay my respects in whatever way I can.
150. zorakkaroz (unregistered)
I too will admit I've always had a bias against Apple, but there is no denying the contributions Steve Jobs made to the tech world. Rest in peace Mr. Jobs.
151. The_Rock (Posts: 5; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
A lot of people give steve jobs credit for being innovative and a visionary, which in all respect he was, but he was also the best at marketing and advertising his products, no one was better, I am sad that he is gone, steve jobs was someone I looked up to when it came to the businees world, that's why I am majoring in marketing and advertisement. Thank you steve jobs especially for the wealth of knowledge : )
152. Forsaken77 (Posts: 552; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)
I guess he took the iPhone 4S announcement very hard :(
153. putri (unregistered)
Innanilahi wa innanilahi rojiun , RIP Steve Jobs, your dedication has change the world.:)
154. knights4life03 (Posts: 131; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)
i wonder if fandroids will ever say crapple again...... steve jobs was amazing i feel sad for Apple's lost.... hopefully they will keep they're heads up and not down. R.I.P Steve Jobs
160. Sniggly (Posts: 7230; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
I'll still make fun of Apple and criticize them in the future. And I'll still honestly say that Jobs had issues and I didn't like him. But I know when to pay my respects for what he did do.
270. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 813; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)
Why the fanboy stereotyping again? seriously?
157. don (unregistered)
Steve you were a brilliant man who will be missed by all. You have impacted our lives in such a fashion one could hardly imagine living in a world before you touched it. May your legacy live on and be honored by those who were left in your shadow. RIP my good man no more worries.
159. Forsaken77 (Posts: 552; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)
This goes to show that even people as tech-savy, powerful, and rich as Steve Jobs are not immune to the demolition ball known as cancer. If anyone could've had the resources to beat it, it would've been him. RIP Mr Jobs. I did not prefer you products but respect you as a true visionary and leader in the tech industry. You will live on through your company.
161. knights4life03 (Posts: 131; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)
its sad that a lot of ppl (teenage and adult consumers) who has apple products did not recognize or know who he was..... ):
162. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
wow, i see a lot of douche's on this board. Guys, give steve 24 hours of respect before you start cracking jokes about him. Is that so hard? Life will return to normal shortly and we will all go back to our pointless banter... but for now, can you refrain and just show a little respect? Good frikkin lord.
164. bubba78 (Posts: 55; Member since: 23 May 2011)
Very sad to hear about Mr. Jobs passing. He will be missed.
165. rest in peace (unregistered)
now that he's gone can we have flash and sd card slot for the iphones? TIA
172. corrifa (Posts: 34; Member since: 28 Sep 2011)
I am no Apple my fan and I will admit that any day. But This is an important day in history. Steve Jobs was not just a CEO, he was an innovator. Without him people moght not have had the idea of an iPhone or Android... or even iTunes. Most of what he did was before i was old enough to care(I am only 15) but still I can not think what the world would have been like without him.
173. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3046; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Love out the apple vs android bulls**t for once. This is not about two companies going at it in legal battles or sales. This is about a human being who has been fighting his own battle with cancer and has passed away. Cancer affects more people and rankles than just about anything else. You might not like Apple, but save it for other articles not revolving around somebody dying. There is no jokes, trolls, or punch lines allowed in this article. I will have no problem with reporting any of that bulls**t and I already have. Its sick, tasteless and wrong.
Steve Jobs did a lot for the world and revolutionized the cell phone. Without him, we wouldn't be here on this website. There would be no android, no phonearena, nothing. We woukd still be using basic flip phones and would not be able to enjoy the wonders of how advanced cell phone technology has become.
He made a huge statement and Google and Microsoft both have been trying for years to hold their own against the iPhone. So in the end I give my thanks, appreciation, and respect to Steve Jobs. If it wasn't for all that he did, I doubt I would have my phone I have today. I doubt any of you would either.
Love android, love apple, it doesn't matter because in the end a man with friends and family passed away. He was brilliant mind who changed the world of technology and he will be missed._
175. matrix (unregistered)
rest in peace mr. jobs , thank you for everything
177. Androidguy (Posts: 7; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)
RIP Steve Jobs, u made some great products and set the standard for being a business man..But what kinda makes me sad is how is it that it takes a major event like this for everyone to come together regardless of ur personal preference of phone..it should always be this way.
178. Tristann (Posts: 76; Member since: 04 Nov 2010)
Ahh Steve you did know how to get mass attention.
I remember in Freshman year everyone was going crazy about the iPhone in my class
600 dollars? I wanted to have one but hell 600 was alot! You had to be rich to get one and if you had one everyone
Knew who you were lol
Apple will never be the same without you and while Tim has potential,
He won't ever strive and achieve great achievements and advancements for Apple.
R.I.P Steve Jobs. I will miss your croud gathering announcements.
186. Me (unregistered)
Tim Cook will continue Steve's legacy by taking down Samsung and HTC.
179. Really???? (unregistered)
Before you all go on and worship him as a god like figure please take into account that Steve Jobs has never had any documented contributions to ANY charity worldwide. On the other hand Bill Gates has given an aproximate 28 billion dollars in his lifetime. Steve Jobs was an innovator and it is awful that he has passed but this will not be any different than another human being passing away. Rest in peace Steve Jobs. Now let the haters give me thumbs down!
181. Androidguy (Posts: 7; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)
I wont thumbs u down because i have no facts to prove u wrong about jobs not donating to charitys (I mean hey u may be right). But u really just disregard that right now. Nobody deservers to die especially by such a horrible way like pancreatic cancer..
183. Really???? (unregistered)
never said he deserved to die. its just amazing how a person that offers his time to a homeless shelter or someone that volunteers to work with sick children tend to go unnoticed in this world but a man that has made billions off of people and has not given back to anyone is praised as an amazing human being. Sorry but I will not shed a tear for him. I tend to praise people for helping others and doing good. not people that are greedy.
184. Just Smart Phone Lover (unregistered)
People hate or love it, reality is a major icon in the tech industry has passed away. Death is awaiting all of us and regardless of who dies everyone deserves respect and people whose lives has been affected directly or indirectly by the creations of this man should at least recognize that. No one is blind to the fact that Steve was visionary and an innovator and technology would not have advanced this far or in the way it is now without his input. So in that regard we lost an important person. My condolences to his family and friends and in this regard to all of those that are mourning him. If I may also just comment on the comments that are posted on this wall. There are people who are totally disrespectful and seem to be celebrating tragedy-to those i say "Shame on you". There are also other who are poking little humor and are mourning in their own ways, which is really fine. And then there are those who are just attacking everyone who they don't agree with. To those I say just stop doing that as these people did not kill the man. Let the this site deal with those disrespecting. All you're contributing to is further aggravation. And finally I like to say, it is totally fine to send condolence letter to Steve's Family but if you plan to send post cards or flowers, please consider donating that money to a real charity near you or even in his name so that way the money really makes a difference to those that are suffering and living.
187. tedkord (Posts: 6541; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
R.I.P., Mr. Jobs. You were a brilliant man, and the tech world is poorer without you. I'm sorry you had to (apparently) suffer towards the end, or at all.
Such a terrible way for anyone to go.
188. DKMDROID (Posts: 102; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)
RIP Steve you made Apple what it is today truly you are a visionary .....
189. Goldeneye (Posts: 370; Member since: 22 Jan 2011)
RIP Mr Jobs, a new legend of the tech world and one of the greatest inventors in human history, Time magazine should name him one of that most influencing men of all times period
194. Mr. Munchi (unregistered)
Steve you will be greatly missed but always remebered because Apple wouldn't be alive if not for you. Rest in Peace Great Inventor.
195. Munchees (unregistered)
Thumbs up for bucky. Steve you will be greatly missed but always remebered because Apple wouldn't be alive if not for you. Rest in Peace Great Inventor.
199. loldead (unregistered)
the s**tty iPhone 4s announcement killed him
200. KIANO (Posts: 73; Member since: 13 Feb 2011)
Rest in Peace Steve Jobs. You'll be missed. Thanks for all innovative products. My sincere condolences. And...One more thing... Long Live Steve!
201. kyle (unregistered)
oh Mr jobs. We all hoped you would get better. Judging by the recent photos leaked out I wasn't too sure it would happen. Hopefully are you are not in pain anymore :-) you will be missed....... RIP
204. toystore (unregistered)
He is not dead, God call him for design iphone for haven..
He will be back.....!!!
205. L3610n (Posts: 47; Member since: 01 Jul 2011)
Honestly, we shouldn't be sad because one of the top innovators of our time has left. I mean, I would rather have him die already in peace than to live out longer in pain and suffering..Sure it would have been great if he was able to live on, but only if he didn't have to go through the pain of his disease and put up a front to everyone. He has accomplished so much in his life and has already successfully become immortal. He may have died physically, but as you already can see, he's immortalized and will live on and generations even after us will remember Steve Jobs due to the legacy and company he left behind. So don't be sad. He may be gone but he's not suffering anymore.
207. nastynaps (Posts: 93; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Leaving behind a legacy such as Apple, one can truly say his time on earth was well spent. Well done sir.
210. Indiana (unregistered)
RIP Steve, my deep condolences for the family. People might not like apple policies, however will always remember and admire you as a great technical inventor and leader. RIP.
213. iZombie (Posts: 6; Member since: 19 Sep 2011)
"Three Apples changed the world, 1st one seduced Eve, 2nd fell on Newton and the 3rd was offered to the world half bitten by him"
Thank you Sir Steve for all you have contributed to the world...
I'm one of you proud owners of an iDevice my precious iPad2...
Sleep tight old man...
(written from my precious iPad2)
274. hepresearch (unregistered)
Good sentiments, and enjoyed the comment... +1
215. dinesen (unregistered)
Even though i hate apple, i admit this is sad... He was a great inventor and surely a great rival... May you rest in peace Mr. Steve Jobs...
216. Milen (unregistered)
I was just having another sleepless night when I saw the news creep up over tech sites and even "normal" news sites... It was about 3 AM local time (Eastern Europe, that is) when I first read the news and the night somehow became even more sleepless...
Actually, I think anything I could say would just fall way short of expressing the significance of the moment, but I couldn't stay silent as well.
RIP, Steve, I hope that before the end you were able to look back and say "No regrets". I think that's the most I could wish to anyone...
This may look a bit over the top to some, but when thinking about Steve Jobs and his focus on moving forward and doing better, a certain concept of German philosopher Nietzsche always comes to my mind. And I think most of you, whether you like him or not, will agree that Steve was anything but ordinary...
"I teach you the overman. Man is something that shall be overcome. What have you done to overcome him? … All beings so far have created something beyond themselves; and do you want to be the ebb of this great flood, and even go back to the beasts rather than overcome man? What is ape to man? A laughing stock or painful embarrassment. And man shall be that to overman: a laughingstock or painful embarrassment. You have made your way from worm to man, and much in you is still worm. Once you were apes, and even now, too, man is more ape than any ape.... The overman is the meaning of the earth. Let your will say: the overman shall be the meaning of the earth.... Man is a rope, tied between beast and overman—a rope over an abyss … what is great in man is that he is a bridge and not an end." (from "Thus Spoke Zarathustra" by F. Nietzsche)
219. Chidella Phaneendra Sarma (unregistered)
Even thou I hated apple , I always respected Mr. Jobs ...... He is an awesome innovator and above all ..... Hes the no. 1 enterprenuer