Steve Jobs ist am Mittwoch im Alter von 56 Jahren in Palo Alto verstorben.

Steve Jobs ist tot

Tim Cook, Apples CEO, informierte die Mitarbeiter per eMail.


I have some very sad news to share with all of you. Steve passed away earlier today.

Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing
human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.

We are planning a celebration of Steve’s extraordinary life for Apple employees that will take place soon. If you would like to share your thoughts, memories and condolences in the interim, you can simply email

No words can adequately express our sadness at Steve’s death or our gratitude for the opportunity to work with him. We will honor his memory by dedicating ourselves to continuing the work he loved so much.


Auch seine Familie äußerte sich kurz zu seinem Tod.

Steve died peacefully today surrounded by his family.

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.

Steve Jobs erlag seinem Bauchspeicheldrüsenkrebs, unter dem er schon seit Jahren litt. In Erinnerung an Ihn und seine großartigen Leistungen, hier seinen Rede, die er im Jahre 2005 in Stanford mit großer Offenheit gehalten hat.

Jobs schließt seine Rede mit den Worten: “Stay hungry, stay foolish.” Wahrscheinlich hat er Recht.