Steve Jobs has passed away

Apple’s board of directors have issued the below statement and Apple’s homepage holds the picture to the right.

“We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today.

Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve.

His greatest love was for his wife, Laurene, and his family. Our hearts go out to them and to all who were touched by his extraordinary gifts.”

You’ll also find a warm tribute to a man who has truly changed the world on Apple.com here and a screenshot below.

Our deepest condolences to his friends and family. For an idea of just how magical the man was, please read this piece by Robert Scoble, a Front Row Seat to Steve Jobs’ Career.

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