Steve Jobs, Apple co-founder is dead

The technology company Apple says co-founder and former chief executive Steve Jobs has died following a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 56 years old.

Jobs’ death comes weeks after he resigned as chief executive of the technology giant. He will forever be known as the man who made technology easy to use for everyone, not just the experts.

Apple is the company behind the wildly popular iPhones, iPads and iPods. It is now one of the world’s most valuable companies, but in the 1990s, it nearly went bankrupt.

Its fortunes were transformed when it shifted its focus away from being a personal computer manufacturer into a company producing the trendy iPhone and iPad tablet for audio-visual media. voa

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