Steve JobsSteve Jobs passed away on Oct 5, 2011. His achievements are nothing short of extraordinary. In a time when other companies were marketing MP3 players as 64MB, 128MB, 256MB, and so on, the iPod burst onto the scene with the promise of “1,000 songs in your pocket.” This is but one example of how his visionary leadership brought technology to the masses.

Since then, the iPod and iPhone have become ubiquitous and have pushed other manufacturers to create devices that are not only functional, but beautiful as well.

His contributions have been likened to those of Leonardo da Vinci and Einstein and his legacy will surely live on.

How did Steve Jobs and Apple impact/influence/inspire you? Let us know in the comments.