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Steve Jobs Day is Oct. 16

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By Fionna Agomuoh, Christian Post Contributor
October 16, 2011|5:47 pm

California Gov. Jerry Brown has declared Oct. 16 "Steve Jobs Day" as a statewide observance.

The Apple co-founder and former CEO died on Oct. 5 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

He was buried in a small, private ceremony on Oct. 7.

Steve Jobs Day coincides with a private memorial for friends and tech industry insiders, which will take place at Stanford University.

Apple is also currently planning a staff event to honor Jobs’ life on Oct. 19 in Cupertino, Calif.

No public service has been held for Jobs, however an innumerable amount of Apple enthusiasts have set up shrines at Apple stores all over the world. A few have left flowers and other trinkets at Jobs’ home.

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Jobs was initially diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumor, a rare form of pancreatic cancer in 2003. He underwent a liver transplant in 2009.

Due to his illness, Jobs had to take several leaves of absence from Apple, one in 2004, one in 2009 and another in Jan. 2011.

Jobs resigned as CEO of Apple on Aug. 24. Tim Cook succeeded Jobs as CEO after serving as acting CEO during Jobs’ illnesses.

Jobs died one day after the Oct. 4 unveiling of the iPhone 4S, which 4S sold out of pre-orders in just 24 hours on Oct. 7, selling over 1 million pre-orders.

After a lackluster reaction to the iPhone 4S at its unveiling, many credit its turnaround popularity to the coincidence of Jobs' death; calling it the "Steve Jobs Effect."

The iPhone 4S released on Oct. 14 and has the largest release of any iPhone.

Analysts project that the iPhone 4S has sold at least 3 million handsets during its release weekend and will sell 25 million handsets during the holiday quarter.

 

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