Apple founder Steve Jobs dead at 56

CUPERTINO, Calif. - Apple Inc. said the company's co-founder Steve Jobs died Wednesday. He was 56.

"We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today," the company said in a brief statement.

"Steve's brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve."

President Barack Obama is remembering Apple founder Steve Jobs as one of America's greatest innovators and says the world has lost a visionary.

Obama said in a statement Wednesday night that Jobs was brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it.

The president also said Jobs exemplified the spirit of American ingenuity.

In a tweet sent separately from his statement, Obama said, in his words, "There may be no greater tribute to Steve's success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented."

Even if you aren't an "Apple Person", you can't deny the man's legacy when it comes to personal and mobile computing, how we listen to music, how we interract. How have Jobs and Apple impacted your life?