Apple's Steve Jobs Remembered As A 'Visionary'

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died Wednesday at the age of 56. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer seven years ago. President Obama said "the world has lost a visionary." Business leaders around the world — including Apple's biggest rivals — are also paying tribute.

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MONTAGNE: Steve Jobs died yesterday. The co-founder of Apple was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer seven years ago. From the time a young Steve Jobs introduced the Apple I, his products changed consumer behavior.

President Obama said the world has lost a visionary. Business leaders around the world, including Apple's biggest rivals, are also paying tribute. The CEO of Nokia, once the world's number one mobile phone maker until it was overtaken by Apple, tweeted: Steve's passion for simplicity and elegance leaves a legacy that will endure. And Samsung, the Korean electronics company that is waging a patent war with Apple, today called Steve Jobs an innovative spirit who will be remembered forever.

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