Apple Inc.’s retail stores closed for a few hours Wednesday so its employees could pay a collective tribute to their visionary leader Steve Jobs.

Store windows were draped with white sheets during the service. Hundreds of workers flocked to the outdoor amphitheater on the Infinite Loop campus at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino to watch a live webcast of the event. Apple has updated the web page titled “Remembering Steve” where the company has posted submissions by Apple fans from across the world of stories, memories and well wishes for Jobs’ family.

According to employees leaving the service, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook, chief designer Jony Ive and former Vice President Al Gore took center stage to share their memories, thoughts and experiences about working with Jobs.

Singer Norah Jones and the British rock band Coldplay performed live. The event was open only to Apple employees. Jobs ushered a line of successful gadgets including the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad, and the iconic iTunes music store.

An Apple customer Carol Badger said, “I was just a little bit disappointed that it was not simulcast around the world so people could gather in cities and take part, much in the same way England did when Lady Diana passed away.”

In addition, Apple has updated the web page titled “Remembering Steve” where the company has posted submissions by Apple fans from across the world of stories, memories and well wishes for Jobs’ family.

Tributes pouring in:- Steve Jobs died of respiratory arrest Oct. 5 in his Palo Alto home surrounded by wife and immediate family.

He had been battling metastatic pancreas neuroendocrine tumor for over seven years.

The elite from the worlds of business, politics and entertainment had gathered at Stanford University for a small private service to memorialize the Apple co-founder on Sunday, Oct. 16. Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook, chief designer Jony Ive and former Vice President Al Gore took center stage to share their memories, thoughts and experiences about working with Jobs.

The service at Memorial Church, organized by Job’s widow Laurene Powell, was attended by influential figures including Oracle chief Larry Ellison and Microsoft’s Bill Gates, as well as former president Bill Clinton. U2 frontman Bono and Joan Baez reportedly performed on the occasion.

In addition, Apple has updated the web page titled “Remembering Steve” where the company has posted submissions by Apple fans from across the world of stories, memories and well wishes for Jobs’ family. Therefore, Norah Jones and the British rock band Coldplay performed live. The event was open only to Apple employees. Jobs ushered a line of successful gadgets including the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad, and the iconic iTunes music store.

A visionary and creative genius:- Jobs ushered a line of successful gadgets including the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad, and the iconic iTunes music store.

With his creative genius he brought back Apple from the brink of bankruptcy in 1996 and turned it into the world’s most highly-valued technology company.

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