Steve looking at Apple logo

Today marks the two year anniversary of Steve Jobs’ passing. I will forever remember where I was and what I was doing when I heard the news. Just like his life changed my life, so did his death, and if you’re reading this site on a regular basis, I’ll assume that you’re feeling the same way.

Steve Jobs could be called many things, but to me he’ll always be a rebel, a man who’s been part of more technological revolutions than anybody in this world. A man who wasn’t afraid of saying “no” when saying yes could have been so much easier. A man, who inspired many people and changed so even more lives.

On this day, let’s take a minute to remember Steve and read this quote from him. It’s deep. It’s sincere. And it’s real.

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.

Thank you for everything, Steve.

  • Wamid

    “Here’s to the crazy ones”
    R.I.P.

    • Moi

      Have anyone gone to his grave ?

      • Wamid

        No. ??

    • Saeed Ghattas

      This is what i did to remember steve. R.I.P

      • Jo

        cool! that’s a quote of steve jobs!

      • Saeed Ghattas

        No???!!! You don’t say….
        He said that in the year i was born in.

      • Jo

        well I think some people didn’t know it was a steve jobs quote so they downvoted you!
        Your comment had 2 downvotes, then I wrote the comment and there were 5 upvotes.

      • Saeed Ghattas

        Ok 🙂
        Thank you for that 🙂

  • Willie

    Steve dared to dream, he was the mind behind our touchscreen phones. He was the mind behind the tablet we have today. We will always remember him. Thank you Steve.

    • planetcoalition

      Also the music player we know of today. The music store we love today. The computers we use today…

      I still miss him every day. Thank you Steve, for everything.

  • Hermès Vainstar Chu

    Apple isn’t the same

    • Anthony Nguyen

      the reason why, because Steve asked Tim to run Apple, not how Steve would have done. Steve told him to do the right thing for Apple

      • Nate McKelvie

        Thank you for your comment. I feel like no one ever acknowledges this. All you hear is “That’s not what Steve would have done” and yes Steve was an amazing man and honestly no one will truly ever fill his shoes, but he has passed on and now it’s time for Tim to do what needs to be done for apple, and he’s doing a good job, especially with the pressure of always being told “that’s not what Steve would do”

    • Maxim∑

      shut up

      • Guest

        shut down

      • Maxim∑

        No. Tired of the “apple is done without Steve jobs” comments.

  • Moi

    R.I.P…. ” father “

    • Moi

      3 haters downvoted me , yes he was the father of today’s most uesed devices and services .. So suck it up haters , more haters showing up

      • seyss

        downvoting you doesn’t mean I’m a hater. it means I don’t agree with you. whining little bitch

      • Moi

        .hi

  • Gucciipad

    Rip steve. Ty for my iphone n ipad. And all the apple products. U and ur gifts are truly missed greatly

  • omrishtam

    🙁

  • sam445

    Thank You for iPhone and all you have given to this world Steve i miss you.

  • Ricky

    So where and what are you doing when you heard it?? Just asking

    • I was at my Homeowner association meeting. As a board member, I had to sit through the whole meeting. Although I was physically there, I can tell you that my head was somewhere else, thinking about Steve Jobs and how is death was going to change everything again for Apple, and the world as we know it.

      • batongxue

        I had goose bumps all over my body and my head just felt numb.
        I might have just fell if I had not been sitting by a table.

  • Xristina Spiropoulos

    I was at Future Shop and bought the 2011 Macbook Air. Then, I walked out and my phone had a notification from the NYTimes that Steve Jobs had just died.

  • batongxue

    Thank you, Steve.

  • Guest

    RIP Steve

  • ✪ aidan harris ✪

    RIP Steve:

    • Jo

      that would be a cool wallpaper. for idevice+desktop computer.

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        It is a wallpaper. I can’t remember where I got it from but a Google image search should tell you 😉

      • Jo

        ok!

  • Jonathan

    Rest is peace, Steve. You’ve changed the world in a way that nobody could have imagined. Thank you. Tim, carry on the dream that Steve had.

  • NaSty

    Steve…He was one of the good ones *wipes tear

  • Jo

    it’s also siri’s 2-year anniversary.

  • Antzboogie

    RIP STEVE JOBS!!

  • Matt

    I can’t help but believe that there is another ‘Steve Jobs’ out there preparing to change the world again.

    • Maxim∑

      Elon Musk?

  • jgr627

    Thanks idb for all the great work n most importantly thank you Steve for with out you there would be no idb

  • SkyFall

    Steve changed our lives in different ways. The way we use computers (Macintosh), the way we hear our music (iPod), the way we watch movies (Pixar) just to name a few. He was a person that wasn’t afraid to say NO when everyone else said Yes. He was the mind behind our tablets and smartphones. And he will always be remembered. The least I can do is say thank you.
    Thank you Steve.

  • Chris Zhu

    RIP Steve <3

  • Litchy

    ” “”I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.” ~ Wayne Gretzky ” ~Steve Jobs

  • Hwang Lee

    Not really a fan of Apple, but Steve was fantastic.
    RIP

  • Spycer0

    Without him there isn’t “Apple” 🙁

    • Maxim∑

      yes there is… dont add drama to it. Tim Cook is not an idiot

      • xSeriouSx

        Not an idiot, just a bean counter…

  • Ricky Friar

    I was getting ready for school, I honestly thought it was some sort of twisted joke…

  • Tom

    i was driving when i heard the news

  • Steve Jobs

    I’m Still Alive Bi#ches !!!!!

    • NaSty

      Stevie is that really you?

      • Steve Jobs

        yeah bro 😀

  • Preet Patel

    I just had bought my iPod touch, and I install all essential apps on while wondering what Steve jobs would create next, the next thing I see is a notification saying Steve jobs just dies, that day I cried my heart out… Thumbs up if u miss Steve jobs … I know I do

  • Royce Otero

    He did a great thing for technology but that doesn’t mean we worship the guy.

    • Moi

      And no body does , we’re just thankful like crazy

  • mav3rick

    Very clean, short, concise article. Not many words can be put on such event.

  • Saeed Ghattas

    Thats how i remember steve.

  • leart za jmi

    Rip Steve Jobs

  • sn1p3r

    If it wasn’t for Steve we would still have small non touchable screens and unnecessary physical querty keyboards in our phones.

  • I watched a documentary the 2 nights ago which is available on netflicks about his life story.What an amazing person!

  • Khaled Pondevida

    When I read his quote, some of his keynotes flashed back to me. You’ll forever be remembered, Steve. :’)

  • Faraz Rahman

    It isn’t the same without Steve. I remember cryin when I heard the news of his death. I got so sad he was my inspiration along with other millions of people. It won’t be the same without him it’s so sad that he had to die 🙁 “to the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do” -Steve Jobs

  • Vasco Breitenfeld

    “stay hungry, stay foolish”

    R.I.P Steve