Today an Apple spokesperson made the following statement: "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."
Apple co-founder and former CEO, Steve Jobs, retired just six weeks ago after years of intermittent health problems including cancer (2004), recovering after a liver transplant (2009) and his recent undisclosed health problems. He was a brilliant man who gave Bill Gates a run for his money and will be sadly missed.
This announcement came today, the same day Apple made public its release of the IPhone 4S with iOS5 and ICloud.