my tribute to a great man, rest in peace
Former chief executive and co-founder of US technology giant Apple Steve Jobs has died, the company says. He was 56.
"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 said.
Jobs announced he was suffering from pancreatic cancer in 2004.
He was one of the world's best-known business leaders and introduced the iPod and the iPhone to the world.
His death came a day after Apple unveiled its latest iPhone 4S model.
More than almost any other business leader, Jobs was indistinguishable from the company he co-founded in the 1970s.
As the face of Apple, he represented its dedication to high-end technology and fashionable design.
And inside the company he exerted a level of influence unheard of in most businesses.