The man who changed the world: Apple founder Steve Jobs, 56, dies weeks after quitting as boss of firm he started in his garage
Tributes, led by President Barack Obama, began pouring in within minutes of the company confirming the death last night of the mastermind behind the iPhone, iPad and the iPod at the age of 56. He had battled cancer for eight years. 'We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today,' read a statement by Apple. The home page of Apple's website last night switched to a full-page image of Jobs with the text, 'Steve Jobs 1955-2011.'