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Steve Jobs has died

0. phoneArena posted on 05 Oct 2011, 18:41

Apple's iconic leader has passed away, this is according to a statement from Apple's Board of Directors...

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posted on 05 Oct 2011, 21:15

168. getalife2203 (Posts: 10; Member since: 05 Jun 2010)

Apple 4Steve

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 21:36

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.

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 21:37 1

173. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; 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._

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 21:41

175. matrix (unregistered)

rest in peace mr. jobs , thank you for everything

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 21:56

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.

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 21:57

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.

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 22:47

186. Me (unregistered)

Tim Cook will continue Steve's legacy by taking down Samsung and HTC.

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 22:00 1

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!

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 22:16

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..

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 22:24

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.

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 22:36 1

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.

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 22:53

187. tedkord (Posts: 14135; 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.

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 22:54

188. DKMDROID (Posts: 103; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)

RIP Steve you made Apple what it is today truly you are a visionary .....

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 22:57

189. Goldeneye (Posts: 419; 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

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 23:34 1

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.

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 23:36 1

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.

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 23:42

199. loldead (unregistered)

the s**tty iPhone 4s announcement killed him

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 23:49

200. KIANO (Posts: 82; 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!

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 23:55

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

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 00:32

204. toystore (unregistered)

He is not dead, God call him for design iphone for haven..
He will be back.....!!!

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 00:34

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.

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 00:36

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.

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 00:47

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.

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 01:26 1

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)

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 20:13

274. hepresearch (unregistered)

Good sentiments, and enjoyed the comment... +1

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 01:28

214. iZombie (Posts: 6; Member since: 19 Sep 2011)

Long live APPLE!!!

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 01:29

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...

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 01:48

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)

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 02:44

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

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 02:46 2

220. hepresearch (unregistered)

I feel for the Jobs family. I know how the loss hurts them, and I know that pancreatic cancer is often quite painful. Steve is not suffering any more, and I figure he is in a much better place now than the rest of us are at the moment...

The pancreatic cancer took my grandmother on August 2nd, and then a few weeks later, I found out about the myeloma that I now have. I am the sixth in my family to get cancer, of any sort, in the last nine months... and yet, before 2011 we had no family history of it whatsoever. My grandmother and her sister (passed on September 30th) are the first two in my family to pass away from cancer. My aunt and uncle recently survived chemotherapy and surgery, and my cousin has survived her radiation treatments and surgery... I have had radiation treatments, and will probably transition to chemotherapy soon.

Steve is a great innovator, a great thinker and strategist, and it will be our loss to not have him with us here for a while. I have no doubt it will be an even greater loss for his family. I would hope that when it is our time to join him, we will remember and honor him for helping many of our generation to better communicate, better organize and plan, and be more productive in our endeavors. Thank you, Steve, and enjoy your rest from the pains and cares of mortal life...

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