“The Apple Logo Goes Dark”

“The Apple Logo Goes Dark”

[photo courtesy @willimac]

Apple Store Augusta just turned out its Apple logo, in light of the news.

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RazorianFly would like to express its unending sadness regarding the news of Steve Jobs’ passing, and would like to offer up its most heart-felt condolences for the loss of a visionary. Today, the world changed.

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Flags at half-mast, Apple HQ – [credit Venturebeat]

An empty front-row seat entitled “Reserved” at Apple’s media conference yesterday – [captured by @AriX]

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Flowers begin arriving at Apple HQ – [credit: Robert Scoble]

Tribute [by @shervin]

Flowers and a photograph of Steve Jobs are placed against the window outside the Apple store in Boston, Massachusetts, October 5, 2011. – [credit: REUTERS/Brian Snyder]

WIRED Magazine replaces its frontpage with a tribute. – [credit: WIRED]

Google, too. – [credit: Google]

AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson:

“We are saddened by the passing of Steve Jobs. Steve was an iconic inventor, visionary, and entrepreneur, and we had the privilege to know him as partner and friend. All of us at AT&T offer our thoughts and prayers to Steve’s wife, family, and his Apple family.”

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Taken from a series of photos Steve took in Mike Matas’ office testing Photo Booth filters in 2005. He writes, “Rest in peace”. – [credit: Mike Matas’]

People leaving flowers at Apple Store Bondi, Australia. – [credit: @LiveTechAU]

“A sign outside of a Manhattan Apple store.” – [credit: @TIME]

A tribute to Steve’s philosophy – [credit: @mox73]

The frontpage of BoingBoing replaced with a tribute to Mac OS X – [credit: BoingBoing]

“Graffiti outside the flagship simply reads “I love Steve.” – [via: JennyDeluxe]

Steve on death:

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

- Taken from his 2005 commencement address at Stanford.

Flowers begin arriving at the Jobs home – [credit: @leoleakey]

Sent in [by @hollyalyxfinch]

“Paying respects at the Apple Store SF.” – [credit: @themattharris]

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Flowers at the Clarendon Apple Store. – [via: @blakespot, @arnoldkim]

“Steve Jobs was an extraordinary visionary, our very dear friend and the guiding light of the Pixar family. He saw the potential of what Pixar could be before the rest of us, and beyond what anyone ever imagined. Steve took a chance on us and believed in our crazy dream of making computer animated films; the one thing he always said was to simply ‘make it great.’ He is why Pixar turned out the way we did and his strength, integrity and love of life has made us all better people. He will forever be a part of Pixar’s DNA. Our hearts go out to his wife Laurene and their children during this incredibly difficult time.”

- John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer & Ed Catmull, President, Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios

Tribute to Jobs and Apple – [via: jmak.tumblr.com]

@BlackBerry (Research In Motion):

Steve Jobs was a great visionary and respected competitor. Our deepest condolences to his family and to all of the employees of Apple.


We join you in mourning the loss of Steve Jobs. Read our special section devoted to his life, featured in the Content Guide.

- Jobs’ 2005 commencement address at Stanford.

Warren Buffett:

“He was one of the most remarkable business managers and innovators in American business history.”

Mark Zuckerberg:

Steve, thank you for being a mentor and a friend. Thanks for showing that what you build can change the world. I will miss you.

The cover on today’s issue of The @Daily:

[via: @DarrinRich]

As soon as I heard, I knew I was going to the Apple Store with flowers and a candle. I just kinda had to.

As it turned out, I had an apple candle on hand–that is, a candle in a holder shaped like an apple. It was meant to be. So I went to 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica. There were already some white roses. I set down my purple flowers, lit the apple candle and that became the memorial.

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“Flowers outside the Sydney Apple store.” – [credit: @carlluo]

“Rainbow over Silicon Valley. Steve Jobs RIP.” – [credit: @Scobleizer]

News of Jobs’s death and quotes from famous admirers flash over Times Square. – [credit: @sandoCNET]

“The video screens inside the Apple retail stores are now displaying the Steve Jobs memorial photo.” – [credit: @ifostore]

“I lit him a candle.” – [credit: @matheuslotero]

“Pictures from the Apple Store in San Francisco.” – [via @Brian_Tong]

Apple Store, San Francisco – [credit: @caalvear]

@Mantia: “Steve Jobs and I”

In April 2010, I joined the iTunes team and was tasked with creating the next iTunes icon. I wasn’t the only one working on it, but after many icons were presented, Steve Jobs chose one of mine.

I sent emails up the chain with new designs, and got forwarded emails with feedback and ideas from the person I trusted and admired most. Though it was incredibly stressful, working with Steve on this icon was without a doubt the most enjoyable project in my professional career.

When I was sixteen years old, I dreamed of a day that I’d be able to work at Apple, and when the day came that I got an email forwarded down to me from Steve about how the blue in the icon wasn’t beautiful enough, I knew I was living that dream.

“I love Apple so much.”

- Taken from an e-mail to Apple employees in January 2011 in which Jobs said he was going on an indefinite medical leave. – [via: CNET]


“Yep, we stopped the presses. On Thursday Oct. 6, TIME will release its new issue, featuring Steve Jobs on the cover for the 8th time.”

“San Francisco Apple Store, 10:06pm. Still can’t believe it.” – [credit: patr1ck]

@stevenf on Steve:

This is what I mean when I say I grew up with Apple. It’s not that we just existed at the same time. Our paths were, except for a very few of my earliest years, inextricably intertwined.

Programming went from being a childhood interest to a college path to some of my first paid work to the company that Cabel and I started. It’s all because of Apple, and Apple is because of Steve Jobs.

I’m not trying to be dramatic here. My life would be unrecognizable without Steve Jobs. So that’s why it’s hard for me to even comprehend that now we really are without him. I’ve never known a world without Steve Jobs in it.

Google Co-Founder, Larry Page:

“I am very, very sad to hear the news about Steve. He was a great man with incredible achievements and amazing brilliance. He always seemed to be able to say in very few words what you actually should have been thinking before you thought it. His focus on the user experience above all else has always been an inspiration to me. He was very kind to reach out to me as I became CEO of Google and spend time offering his advice and knowledge even though he was not at all well. My thoughts and Google’s are with his family and the whole Apple family.”

Robert Scoble’s apologies to Tim Cook, Apple:

I gave you a tough time today. I thought you didn’t come up to some imaginary bar I held in my head. I didn’t get why you didn’t come out with bigger news. I didn’t get why everyone in my network was telling me about the big things that were planned that didn’t come out.

Now we know.

Today a guy I know at Facebook told me that Apple just “went dark” this weekend and stopped answering emails and phone calls (they had amazing new iPhone and iPad apps and a new developer platform all ready for announcing). Folks inside Facebook thought they had done something massively wrong. No, they hadn’t. Truth is you had something deeper to deal with.

The fact that you, and your team, went on stage, knowing that Steve Jobs was close to death, is a testament to your professionalism. I felt that you had called it in a bit, but now I know the truth. You weren’t calling it in at all. You were doing an amazing job while knowing what was coming.

Today I feel guilty because I gave you a tough time about your first press conference. Now that I know what was going on behind the scenes I owe you an apology. I’m sorry, I owe you and your team one.

My heart is with you during this tough time.

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.

Statement from Apple’s Board of Directors – [via MacWorld]

Steve “died peacefully [Wednesday] surrounded by his family,” a statement from Jobs’ family read.

“In his public life, Steve was known as a visionary; in his private life, he cherished his family,” the family’s statement read. “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.” The family also asked that the public “respect our privacy during our time of grief.”

“No words can adequately express our sadness at Steve’s death or our gratitude for the opportunity to work with him,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a letter to Apple employees. “We will honor his memory by dedicating ourselves to continuing the work he loved so much.”

The L.A Times has posted a statement from Apple CEO, Tim Cook.


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 rememberingsteve@apple.com.

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.


Bill Gates, the former chief executive of Microsoft, said in a statement that he was “truly saddened to learn of Steve Jobs’s death”. He added: “The world rarely sees someone who has had the profound impact Steve has had, the effects of which will be felt for many generations to come.

Statement from Bill Gates – [via TheGuradian]

A statement from The President Of The United States:

“Michelle and I are saddened to learn of the passing of Steve Jobs. Steve was among the greatest of American innovators – brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it.

By building one of the planet’s most successful companies from his garage, he exemplified the spirit of American ingenuity. By making computers personal and putting the internet in our pockets, he made the information revolution not only accessible, but intuitive and fun. And by turning his talents to storytelling, he has brought joy to millions of children and grownups alike. Steve was fond of saying that he lived every day like it was his last. Because he did, he transformed our lives, redefined entire industries, and achieved one of the rarest feats in human history: he changed the way each of us sees the world.

The world has lost a visionary. And there may be no greater tribute to Steve’s success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented. Michelle and I send our thoughts and prayers to Steve’s wife Laurene, his family, and all those who loved him.”

Kind thoughts and words from Steve’s close friend, Walt Mossberg:

That Steve Jobs was a genius, a giant influence on multiple industries and billions of lives, has been written many times since he retired as Apple’s CEO in August. He was a historical figure on the scale of a Thomas Edison or Henry Ford, and set the mold for many other corporate leaders in many other industries.

He did what a CEO should: hired and inspired great people; managed for the long term, not the quarter or the short-term stock price; made big bets and took big risks. He insisted on the highest product quality and on building things to delight and empower actual users, not intermediaries like corporate IT directors or wireless carriers. And he could sell. Man, he could sell.
As he liked to say, he lived at the intersection of technology and liberal arts.

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Steve Jobs narrates the first Think different commercial “Here’s to the Crazy Ones”. It never aired. – [via: @richardkerris]

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Twitter CEO, Dick Costolo:

“Once in a rare while, somebody comes along who doesn’t just raise the bar, they create an entirely new standard of measurement.”

[via: Techland]


“The world owes a lot to Steve.”

“Steve Jobs was the greatest inventor since Thomas Edison. He put the world at our fingertips.”

- Steven Spielberg

CEO and Founder of Spotify, Daniel Ek:

“Thank you Steve. You were a true inspiration in so many parts of my life, both personal and professional. My hat off to our time’s Da Vinci.”

Amazon.com adds a link directly to Apple’s frontpage.

“I’m very sad to hear you left us, Steve. You were the only one keeping things interesting.”

- Markus Persson (@Notch), Creator Of Minecraft.

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“Chairman Steve Jobs introduced numerous revolutionary changes to the information technology industry and was a great entrepreneur.”

“His innovative spirit and remarkable accomplishments will forever be remembered by people around the world,” he said in a statement, adding the Korean company was saddened by Jobs’ death.

Hong Kong IFC Apple Store turns off its Apple logo. – [credit: @ChrisData]


“RIP Steve Jobs. An inspiration to us all.”


David Pogue for The New York Times:

Here’s a guy who never finished college, never went to business school, never worked for anyone else a day in his adult life. So how did he become the visionary who changed every business he touched? – Actually, he’s given us clues all along. Remember the “Think Different” ad campaign he launched upon his return to Apple in 1997?

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The rebels. The troublemakers. The ones who see things differently. While some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius.”

In other words, the story of Steve Jobs boils down to this: Don’t go with the flow.

Peter Jones (@dragonjones):

“Steve Jobs, founder of Apple and the mastermind that revolutionised and redefined computing has died. His “Visionary legacy” will never die.”

Dmitry Medvedev, President of Russia:

“People like Steve Jobs change our world. My sincere condolences to his loved ones and to everyone who admired his intellect and talent.”

[credit: ArsTechnica, via @ChrisData]

“A note written on the Apple Store window..” – [credit: iJustine]

“October 5th 2011, A day the world will forever know as that day we all lost a great man.”

Sent in by Duncan Dewar

“Flowers outside Apple Beijing store.” – [credit: MagicMobile]


Very sad news about Steve Jobs – RIP. His ideas and products delighted us, and many of our customers.

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“The Sanlitun (Beijing) Apple store is a focal point for mourners who learned of Steve Jobs’ death.” – [credit: @ifostore]


“We are so sad to hear about the passing of Steve Jobs. In all of our encounters with him he was such a lovely man, and always so humble…

…about his incredible talents. Like all of the people he knew, and the millions of others he didn’t, we will miss him. Love, Coldplay.”


Woke to the news of Steve Jobs’s death. He changed the world. I knew him a little and admired him entirely. Love to Apple and his family.

“Thanks to all the many radio TV and newspaper ppl inundating me with requests to talk about Steve Jobs but for now I would prefer not to.”

Bagpipe tribute, 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, California. – [Credit: Anne Ernst]


“The world lost a true visionary today. Think different.”

Apple logo is dark at the Meadowhall store. – [credit: @TheiBlog]


“Rest in Peace Steve.”


“The world is a better place because of Steve Jobs. He epitomized what it means to be a game changer.”

The lights were switched off in Cardiff, Wales, too. – [credit: @garethslee]

Steve – [credit: @iJustine]

A memorial in-front of an Apple reseller in Bandung, Indonesia. – [credit: @fauzanalfi]

A customer left this on the wall of the Italian Apple Premium Reseller “Med Store Teramo”. It says “thanks steve”. It’s still on the wall. – [credit: @cri900]

‘Apple 1′, Apple’s first computer, made into a cake. – [credit: GlobalGeekNews]

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