Apple stores shut in remembrance of Jobs

All US stores were shuttered while employees watched celebration of Jobs’ life

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Apple stores shut in remembrance of Jobs Apple stores across the US closed last week for several hours so staff could pay tribute to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who died after a long battle with pancreatic cancer on 5th October.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  October 23, 2011

Apple stores across the United States closed last week for several hours in honour of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who died two weeks ago.

Apple's retail stores across the country were shuttered and their windows covered with white sheets to prevent passers-by looking inside, according to Reuters.

The company also published a 'Remembering Steve' page on the internet, which featured over one million email tributes it has received since Jobs died.

Employees inside the shuttered stores were watching a broadcast of an event celebrating his life, held at an outdoor amphitheater at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California, according to Reuters.

Both pop star Norah Jones and British band Coldplay performed at the employee event.

The celebration was held following a private memorial service for Jobs last Sunday at Stanford University that was attended by Silicon Valley luminaries, politicians and celebrities.

Fifty-six-year-old Jobs died on 5th October after battling for years with a rare form of pancreatic cancer.

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