Σημερά στις 12:45 πμ ώρα Ελλάδος το site της Apple ανάρτησε αυτή την φωτογραφία και την παρακάτω δήλωση, επιβεβαιώνοντάς έτσι αυτό που όλοι φοβόμασταν όταν ακούσαμε οτι ο Steve δεν θα εμφανιζόταν στο χτεσινό keynote. Οι σημαίες στο Cupertino HQ campus πνέουν μεσίστιες.
Δυστηχώς ο καρκίνος τον νίκησε στα 56 του χρόνια αφήνοντας ένα κενό άναμεσα μας. Έχω να νοιώσω έτσι απο το ’94 που άκουσα στο MTV για τον θάνατο του Cobain…
O Bill Gates δήλωσε τα παρακάτω:
«The world rarely sees someone who has had the profound impact Steve has had, the effects of which will be felt for many generations to come. For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, it’s been an insanely great honor. I will miss Steve immensely.»
Η οικογένειά του επίσης:
«In his public life, Steve was known as a visionary; in his private life, he cherished his family. We are thankful to the many people who have shared their wishes and prayers during the last year of Steve’s illness; a website will be provided for those who wish to offer tributes and memories. We are grateful for the support and kindness of those who share our feelings for Steve. We know many of you will mourn with us, and we ask that you respect our privacy during our time of grief.»
Ακόμη και ο Barack Obama:
«Michelle and I are saddened to learn of the passing of Steve Jobs. Steve was among the greatest of American innovators – brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it.
By building one of the planet’s most successful companies from his garage, he exemplified the spirit of American ingenuity. By making computers personal and putting the internet in our pockets, he made the information revolution not only accessible, but intuitive and fun. And by turning his talents to storytelling, he has brought joy to millions of children and grownups alike. Steve was fond of saying that he lived every day like it was his last. Because he did, he transformed our lives, redefined entire industries, and achieved one of the rarest feats in human history: he changed the way each of us sees the world.
The world has lost a visionary. And there may be no greater tribute to Steve’s success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented. Michelle and I send our thoughts and prayers to Steve’s wife Laurene, his family, and all those who loved him.»
Update:Η πρώτη σελίδα του Google σήμερα