Steve Jobs, Apple co-founder, died at 56
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 6 /Trend, E. Aliyev/
Steve Jobs, a co-founder and former chief executive officer of Apple Inc., died today, the company said in a statement. He was 56.
Jobs stepped down as CEO in August after combating a rare form of cancer, Bloomberg reported.
"Steve's brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives," Apple's board said in the statment. "The world is immeasurably better because of Steve."
Steve Jobs founded Apple in 1976 with Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne. In 1985 he left there because of disagreements with the leaders of the corporation, returned in 1997 and became its CEO in 2000.
In August 2011, Steve Jobs, who developed such unique products like the iPod and the iPhone, resigned as head of Apple after a long vacation. CEO of the company was Tim Cook, replacing Steve Jobs on 17 January 2011, when he went on sick leave. At the same time Steve Jobs was elected chairman of the bcommitee of directors of Apple.