How Steve Jobs Said Goodbye

    Steve Jobs, chief executive officer of Apple Inc., right, greets members of the audience with his wife Laurene Powell Jobs after unveiling the iCloud storage system at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2011 in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Monday, June 6, 2011. Apple is using iCloud to retain its dominance in the smartphone and tablet markets amid fresh competition from devices powered by Google Inc.'s Android software. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images


    As word spread among Steve Jobs's friends and family that he was dying, many made the pilgrimage to Palo Alto for one last visit. Most were intercepted by Jobs's wife, Laurene, who apologized that he was too ill to receive visitors. In his final weeks, he was too weak to walk up the stairs on his own, she said. Among those whom Jobs decided to meet were his friend the physician Dean Ornish, venture capitalist John Doerr, and Disney chief Robert Iger. He also gave Apple's executives advice on unveiling the new iPhone and spoke to his biographer, Walter Isaacson. Mostly, though, he spent his final weeks with his wife and children.

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