The legendary co-founder and longtime CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs, recently passed, leaving behind a legacy of technological firsts and an indelible mark on one of the world's top companies.
Under Jobs' direction, Apple grew from an early developer of the personal computer to the leading force in the mobile device age. From the first widely produced tablet, the iPad, to the company's hugely popular iPhone and mobile phone accessories, the company rushed to the forefront of the industry with the help of Jobs' influence.
The charismatic CEO endured a long battle with pancreatic cancer, and remained the public face of his company throughout the ordeal. He recently handed the reins to new leader Tim Cook, however, as his health further deteriorated.
"I have always said that if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know," noted Jobs in a letter announcing his resignation. "Unfortunately, that day has come."
Social networks, blogs and Apple stores across the world were filled with remarks of admiration following the passing of Apple's longtime leader.