Eleven years since Apple founder Steve Jobs passed away

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On October 5, 2011, the tragic news reached the world that Apple’s founder and former CEO Steve Jobs had died at the age of 56 after suffering from pancreatic cancer.


The announcement came just a day after Apple unveiled the iPhone 4S, which meant many of us were busy writing about exciting news like the voice-controlled assistant Siri.

In an article published a year after the death, MacWorld’s former editorial members describe how they received the news and how they had to redo the paper magazine at the last minute to honor Steve Jobs. In the same vein, a collection for the Cancer Foundation was also started and in a short time we managed to collect SEK 90,647.


In the eleven years that have passed since Steve Jobs’ death, we have been able to take part in a long series of books, documentaries and films that reflect his life’s work and how he managed to change our lives with the help of products such as Mac, Ipod, Iphone and Ipad.

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Even people who have never owned an Apple gadget in their life have been affected by Steve Jobs’s deed, because it is impossible to turn a blind eye to the fact that today’s computers have been inspired by the original Macintosh computer and that today’s smart mobile phones have been inspired by the iPhone.

Apple, for its part, has grown from a small garage company to the world’s most valuable company with a market capitalization of $2.35 trillion. Much is, of course, the merit of the successor Tim Cook, but without the legacy of Steve Jobs, it would hardly have gone the way it did.

In this context, it can be mentioned that Apple has a memorial page called Remembering Steve Jobs. There, millions of people from all over the world have written comments about how Steve Jobs has influenced their lives in different ways. Thus, it is highly likely that we will continue to pay attention to his death anniversary for a long time to come.

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