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Monday October 10, 2011 12:45 pm

The next four years of Apple products directly influenced by Steve Jobs

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Corporate News

Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs has died, but his fingerprints will likely be seen in products for years to come. The Daily Mail reports that Jobs left behind plans for at least four generations worth of iPads, iPhones, iPods, and MacBooks.

In order to protect the future of the company he co-founded in 1976, Jobs spent a year preparing plans for four more cycles of these gadgets, the Daily Mail said. 

Despite his declining health, Jobs also fought for the approval of the plans for Apple's new massive spaceship-like headquarters in Cupertino. In June, Jobs appeared before the Cupertino City Council to outline plans for the 3.1 million square foot circular structure that will house 12,000 Apple employees.

Additionally, Jobs was overseeing work on iCloud, the Daily Mail said. 

Jobs' successor Tim Cook on Tuesday announced Apple's fifth generation smartphone, the iPhone 4S. 

Steve Jobs died Wednesday at the age of 56. His family said in a statement that he died peacefully. 

As the news broke, world leaders, tech figures, and celebrities spoke out to pay tribute to the late tech icon. Newspapers re-organized their plans for Thursday's papers to honor Jobs on their front pages. In fact, Time Magazine stopped its presses for the first time in more than 30 years to change its cover to pay homage to Jobs. His image was plastered across the Web, displayed prominently on various sites like the Google homepage, Wired, BoingBoing, and countless others. 

This article, written by Leslie Horn, originally appeared on PCMag.com and is republished on Gear Live with the permission of Ziff Davis, Inc.

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