The Complex Life of Steve Jobs

Tech leaders remember their rival and friend

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Steve Jobs, the visionary co-founder and former CEO of Apple Inc. who changed the world’s relationship with technology, died Wednesday at 56.

Apple announced Jobs’ death in a statement on its website and honored its founder by turning over its entire homepage to a simple photo of Jobs, with the text: “Steve Jobs, 1955-2011.”

“We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today,” Apple’s board of directors said in a statement. “Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives.

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