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Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple and the man responsible for numerous technology innovations that shape our lives on a daily basis, has passed away.

He was 56.

Jobs announced in 2004 that he suffered from a rare form of pancreatic cancer and had a tumor removed later that year, but he continued to deal with a number of health problems since then.

R.I.P. Steve Jobs

In 2009, after stating his "health-related issues were more complex than I thought," Jobs underwent a liver transplant. Less than two months ago, he resigned as CEO of Apple, telling the public he could no longer meet the "duties and expectations" for himself in that position.

Apple - which released its latest iPhone model this week - released a statement soon after Jobs passed away. It reads: "Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being.

"Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple."

Our thoughts go out to Jobs' family and loved ones.

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Steve Wozniak says his fellow Apple co-founder Steve Jobs needs to relax.

In the wake of Jobs stepping down as CEO of the company they both founded, the Woz said, "Steve needs now to just have some 'Steve time' ... He deserves it."

Why? Not just because of his physical health problems, but mentally.

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"[Jobs] really has had to sacrifice a lot to run Apple ... I mean, just your time, everybody wants you day and night, that's what I mean by sacrifices."

"He has given his all. It takes so much out of anyone to be under just constant pressure and demands like that," Wozniak said of his fellow mogul.

As to the future of Apple, Wozniak is optimistic: "Remember, [Jobs] was surrounded by great, great people at Apple ... those people are still there."

It's true. Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook, who will take over as Apple CEO, has effectively run the company since Jobs' medical leave in January.

Short story: The iPad 3 and iPhone 5 are gonna be so awesome.

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Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs has resigned from his position, the tech company announced Wednesday. He made his intentions clear in a letter.

Jobs' letter to the board and employees did not mention his recurring and serious health problems, but it was clearly alluded to in the words he chose:

"I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple's CEO, I would be the first to let you know."

"Unfortunately, that day has come."

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Jobs, who took medical leave in January, will remain on as Chairman and former Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook will take over as Apple CEO.

He co-founded Apple in 1976, was ousted in 1985 and returned in 1996, when be began building it into the world's most valuable technology company.

Many assumed this was inevitable given his condition. Ironically, Jobs has been feeling a bit better lately - even making regular visits to the office.

What Jobs' resignation means long-term for Apple is obviously unclear, but the company's stock is already down $17.66 (-4.69%) in pre-market trading.

Read his full resignation letter here.

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Just a week after some Steve Jobs photos showed the Apple CEO looking gaunt and frail, a video has surfaced that casts him in a similar light.

Walking only a few steps from a cafe to his car, Jobs moved unsteadily and certainly slowly. His wife Laurenin can be seen in the video as well.

The world renowned entrepreneur took a medical leave from Apple recently and is clearly not in top shape in the video on Radar.

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The 55-year-old Jobs has sought treatment at the Stanford Cancer Center in Palo Alto, Calif., for what is believed to be a rare form of cancer.

He was previously diagnosed with cancer in his pancreas in 2004. Hopefully whatever ails him now, he's able to overcome fully and swiftly.

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Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs took medical leave from the company about a month ago. He has not disclosed why, but speculation has run rampant since.

Reports circulated this week that Jobs is seeking radical treatment for cancer at the Stanford Cancer Center in Palo Alto, Calif. Then these Steve Jobs pics leaked.

If it's really him. That is unclear. The National Enquirer claims it is (yeah, we know, but remember Rielle Hunter) and that Jobs has "six weeks to live" ...

Steve Jobs Treatment Pics

Is this really Steve Jobs - and is his condition dire?

The pictures of a "skeletal-looking" Steve, who was diagnosed with a rare form of pancreatic cancer, an islet cell neuroendocrine tumor, in 2004, are upsetting.

Radar Online did confirm, or claims to have confirmed that he is seeking cancer treatment. Regardless, he should keep up as many Apple duties as he is able.

"I will continue as CEO and be involved in strategic decisions," he said before stepping down. Whether this is him or not, we wish Jobs a speedy recovery.

In other news, Jobs will attend a meeting with President Obama today along with chief executives from Google and Facebook, so he's still hanging tough.