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RIP Steve Jobs Sad Goodbyes To Steve At The San Francisco Apple Store [Gallery]

Dear Steve: your products changed my life

Sad Goodbyes To Steve At The San Francisco Apple Store [Gallery]
Sad Goodbyes To Steve At The San Francisco Apple Store [Gallery]
I went to the downtown Apple store this morning.
It was raining. Sort of fitting for the mood at the store.
Several people braved the downpour to pay tribute to Steve. Messages on Post-it notes were covering the front window. It was quite moving actually. Candles were lit and flowers were scattered on the ground.
When it started to hail briefly, I went inside. The mood was somber. The usual high-fiving employees were quiet. One of the employees told me that when they arrived at the store this morning the notes were covering the door. They carefully removed them one by one and placed the notes in rows at the bottom of the window.
While in the store, the David Bowie song Changes started playing. It was sad to hear but fitting. Apple has changed, at least how we know it.
Please check out the rest of the pictures and their captions below. This isn’t a sight exclusive to the San Francisco Apple Store. Similar tributes are happening at Apple Stores all around the world. If Steve was the heart and soul of Apple, even Apple’s fingertips are in mourning today.

Sad Goodbyes To Steve At The San Francisco Apple Store [Gallery]
A small crowd gathered outside in the rain to pay their respects.
Sad Goodbyes To Steve At The San Francisco Apple Store [Gallery]
view from inside the store looking out.
Sad Goodbyes To Steve At The San Francisco Apple Store [Gallery]
Sad Goodbyes To Steve At The San Francisco Apple Store [Gallery]
An impressive makeshift shrine with notes, flowers, candles and a single teddy.
Sad Goodbyes To Steve At The San Francisco Apple Store [Gallery]
The notes were on both sides of the door. I’m sure by the end of today there will be even more goodbyes. A couple of employees on the far right had just finished a hug.
Sad Goodbyes To Steve At The San Francisco Apple Store [Gallery]
Post-it notes waiting to be written on.
Sad Goodbyes To Steve At The San Francisco Apple Store [Gallery]
A wonderful one of a kind Steve Jobs graphic made by Slustr Design. This print of Steve Jobs was made on a Mac, within two hours after it was announced that he had died. Too bad I couldn’t get the link to work, Slustr Design. Sad Goodbyes To Steve At The San Francisco Apple Store [Gallery]
These four young men are graduates of the San Francisco Art Institute. The guy that designed the print is in the picture but didn’t want to be acknowledged. Sort of like a Banksy. They used part of their rent money to print the Steve Jobs graphic at Kinkos.
Sad Goodbyes To Steve At The San Francisco Apple Store [Gallery]
The rain dripping down the window made it seem like the apple really was crying.
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Sad Goodbyes To Steve At The San Francisco Apple Store [Gallery]
Sad Goodbyes To Steve At The San Francisco Apple Store [Gallery]
Sad Goodbyes To Steve At The San Francisco Apple Store [Gallery]
Sad Goodbyes To Steve At The San Francisco Apple Store [Gallery]

Time Magazine Runs Special Steve Jobs Issue – Includes Touching Preview From Biography

Time Magazine had their issue for this week all ready to go, and then they heard the terrible news of Steve Jobs’ passing. They cancelled the current issue, and went to work immediately on a retrospective issue all about Steve Jobs. From the special issue, via Fortune, is an excerpt from the Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaccson, which details the day Steve pitched the idea for the biography.
In the early summer of 2004, I got a phone call from him. He had been scattershot friendly to me over the years, with occasional bursts of intensity, especially when he was launching a new product that he wanted on the cover of Time or featured on CNN, places where I’d worked. But now that I was no longer at either of those places, I hadn’t heard from him much. We talked a bit about the Aspen Institute, which I had recently joined, and I invited him to speak at our summer campus in Colorado. He’d be happy to come, he said, but not to be onstage. He wanted, instead, to take a walk so we could talk.
That seemed a bit odd. I didn’t yet know that taking a long walk was his preferred way to have a serious conversation. It turned out that he wanted me to write a biography of him. I had recently published one on Benjamin Franklin and was writing one about Albert Einstein, and my initial reaction was to wonder, half jokingly, whether he saw himself as the natural successor in that sequence. Because I assumed that he was still in the middle of an oscillating career that had many more ups and downs left, I demurred. Not now, I said. Maybe in a decade or two, when you retire.
But I later realized that he had called me just before he was going to be operated on for cancer for the first time. As I watched him battle that disease, with an awesome intensity combined with an astonishing emotional romanticism, I came to find him deeply compelling, and I realized how much his personality was ingrained in the products he created. His passions, demons, desires, artistry, devilry and obsession for control were integrally connected to his approach to business, so I decided to try to write his tale as a case study in creativity.
The will be the 7th time that Steve Jobs has been on the cover of Time Magazine, and here’s a slideshow of all of them. The issue will be hitting newsstands and iPads tomorrow, and Time’s site later today.
To produce this special issue, TIME stopped the presses on its previously planned issue in order to devote its cover and 21 pages of the full issue to Jobs’ life and career. The issue includes a six-page essay by Jobs’ biographer Walter Isaacson, a historical report on Jobs career by TIME technology reporters Harry McCracken and Lev Grossman and a photo essay by Diana Walker, who has been shooting Jobs for TIME since 1982.
The biography has been moved up twice, and is now set for October 24th. There’s another excerpt detailing Isaacson’s last encounter with Steve, about four weeks ago. The WSJ reports, “Jobs indicated at that time that he knew he was going to die soon”. The excerpt below is very touching, and shows Steve’s appreciation for his family above all else in the end.
A few weeks ago, I visited Jobs for the last time in his Palo Alto, Calif., home. He had moved to a downstairs bedroom because he was too weak to go up and down stairs. He was curled up in some pain, but his mind was still sharp and his humor vibrant. We talked about his childhood, and he gave me some pictures of his father and family to use in my biography. As a writer, I was used to being detached, but I was hit by a wave of sadness as I tried to say goodbye. In order to mask my emotion, I asked the one question that was still puzzling me: Why had he been so eager, during close to 50 interviews and conversations over the course of two years, to open up so much for a book when he was usually so private? “I wanted my kids to know me,” he said. “I wasn’t always there for them, and I wanted them to know why and to understand what I did.”
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson is available to pre-order in the iBookstore, Amazon, and else where.

Wall Street: Spirit & vision of Steve Jobs will live on at Apple
Published: 03:44 PM EST (12:44 PM PST)

Steve Jobs changed the world with his ideas, and those same principles make up the backbone of Apple, which is why Wall Street watchers believe the company will continue to innovate and succeed even after the passing of its iconic co-founder.

Reacting to the news that Jobs has died at the age of 56, analysts on Wall Street praised him as an inspiring leader who changed the world. But they also remain confident in the future of Apple as a company, even without Jobs around to guide his creation.

The optimism expressed by analysts has been shared so far by investors, as AAPL stock was down less than 1 percent on Thursday afternoon following the news that Jobs had passed.

Piper Jaffray

"Jobs inspired not only the many Apple products that created new categories and changed the way people live, work and play, but he inspired other technology leaders to do the same," analyst Gene Munster said. "All the while, Jobs was developing perhaps his greatest accomplishment, Apple itself.

"We believe that Jobs' legacy includes his many great inventions as well as those people who know lead Apple and will carry on his way of creating the future."

He believes that Jobs's final great act as CEO was grooming Tim Cook to be his successor. Munster said Cook is more than capable with what he called a "rare combination" of humility and motivation.

"While there may be concerns among investors as to whether or not Cook can continue Jobs' streak of innovation, we believe there is no better candidate to lead the company Jobs co-founded," he said. "And in many ways, it will be Jobs and his deeply rooted vision that will always guide Apple and its leaders."

Munster said he believes Cook will carry out a long-term roadmap that he and Jobs likely jointly established. He thinks that Apple's course for the next five years is probably already plotted internally.

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Analyst Brian White shared a similar sentiment, calling Apple itself a creation of Jobs that is built to "stand the test of time." He said that Jobs's presence will always be felt at the company and will inspire employees to innovate for many years to come.

"Steve Jobs' acceptance of nothing but the highest quality work has been thoroughly ingrained in the Apple culture during his tenure, creating a team that we believe will continue to thrive," White wrote in a note to investors.

He referenced the letter Jobs sent to the Apple board when he announced he was stepping down as CEO in August. In that letter, Jobs said that "Apple's brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it," and White said he agrees with that assessment.

"Clearly, there is no one like Steve Jobs in the tech world and Apple will never have another Steve Jobs at he helm, however, we believe he has created an incredibly talented team with Tim Cook as CEO that can lead Apple to continued success for many years to come," White said.

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"Apple is his legacy just like Disney is Walt Disney's and GE for Thomas Edison," analyst Shaw Wu said of Jobs in a note filed on Thursday. "It is the culture of innovation, thinking different, risk taking, and execution that will live on."

Going forward, Wu believes that the greatest challenge for Apple will be maintaining the culture that Jobs instilled. But he believes that Cook, along with designer Jonathan Ive, iTunes and iAds chief Eddy Cue, iOS software leader Scott Forstall, marketing head Phil Schiller, Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer, and Mac hardware executive Bob Mansfield represent a strong lineup at the company.

"We are buyers on potential weakness in AAPL shares as we believe the company has transformed itself into one of the key platforms of the future with iCloud and the App Store poised to benefit in the coming decade from a company that produced hot products," he said. "In the near-term, the stock may remain volatile as Tim Cook gains confidence from investors."

Apple's Fifth Ave store becomes memorial site for Steve Jobs
Published: 09:52 AM EST (06:52 AM PST)

Mourning the loss of Steve Jobs, many who admired the man and appreciate his contributions to the world have shown their respects by placing flowers, candles, notes and apples outside of the Apple Store on New York City's Fifth Avenue.

Though the glass cube that serves as the store's entrance remains under wraps as construction continues, Apple fans have taken to paying their respects at the front steps of the retail location. The Fifth Avenue store is an East Coast hub for Apple, serving as one of the most heavily trafficked stores in the world with its instantly recognizable grand entrance.

People began to gather outside the store Wednesday night as news of Jobs's passing spread. Thursday morning, the site remained active, with members of the media present to cover the story, and admirers of Jobs coming by to pay their respects.

Laid at the entrance were flowers, candles, balloons and apples, along with letters dedicated to the Apple co-founder reiterating that he will be missed. Placed at the center of the makeshift memorial, a sign read "Keep Thinking Different," referencing Apple's memorable ad campaign.

Construction at the Fifth Ave cube has been underway since June. The $6.7 million project will replace the previous design of 90 glass panes with 15 larger ones, giving it a cleaner and simpler look.

The original cube was personally designed by Jobs, and is one of the most photographed landmarks in New York City. Jobs even paid for the project himself and owned the structure.

Below are photos of the Fifth Ave store as seen Thursday morning, courtesy of AppleInsider reader Ryan.

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Mourners began to memorialize Steve Jobs at the Apple Fifth Avenue store Wednesday night.

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A customer exits the Fifth Avenue Apple Store on Thursday morning.

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Media and crowds remained at the Fifth Avenue Apple Store in New York Thursday morning.

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Newspapers across the world have hailed Steve Jobs as 'visionary' in covering his death.


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