Apple co-founder and chairman, tech visionary and one of the biggest names in the industry Steve Jobs is dead at 56.
We’re here outside of the Ginza Apple store in Tokyo in one of the countries Jobs had a fondest for. His vision was said to be strongly influenced by Japanese consumer electronics maker Sony.
The Ceatec electronics show was going on at the time of Jobs’ death, where many consumer electronics companies showed tablets and thin laptops, inspired by Apple products.
Takashi Suguro: "I had heard in the news that wasn't well, and all people die sometime, but he triggered a revolution with devices like this, and I think this will mark the start of a new era."
The scene outside of a San Francisco Apple store was similar to Ginza with flowers and people paying their respects.
Later in the evening candles were lit and hundreds of notes were stuck to the glass of the store, passing along thoughts to Jobs.
Outside of Jobs' home in Palo Alto California, mourners came to lay flowers and leave messages on the sidewalk. The flow of people was so heavy that police needed to close off part of the street.
Jobs won renown by making Apple synonymous with user-friendly design and pioneering consumer electronics. Under his leadership, the company revolutionized and virtually took over the market for music players and online music distribution with the iPod and iTunes.
More recently, Apple disrupted the mobile computing business with its iconic iPad tablet. Throughout, Jobs was known for a hands-on management style and obsessive attention to the details of product design and marketing.
Jobs took a leave of absence from Apple in January 2011 and resigned as CEO in August, handing the reigns to Tim Cook. Steve Jobs leaves behind a wife, four children and a legacy of innovation.