It was a sad day for fans of iphones, ipads and Macbooks, but for those working in creative industries, Steve Jobs’ death is particularly poignant, because Apple technology gave them opportunities that never existed before.
The visionary CEO designed and manufactured products that in turn helped others to be creative in their own industries, and it is clear that many regarded him as much more than just a figurehead.
Johannes Ledel of Live Station spoke of his legacy:
“The iphone and the ipad have been huge revolutions in technology, but if you go back, Steve Jobs has been there from the beginning, with the Macintosh and the Apple 2, which have been the defining moments of the industry.”
His fans laid flowers and candles outside Apple stores across the world, an unprecedented reaction for a multi-billionaire businessman, who many say changed their lives.