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South Shore Residents Reflect on Death of Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs [VIDEO]

Hingham Apple Store employees and customers were saddened as they reflected on the death of Steve Jobs.

The Hingham Apple Store displayed roses and flowers outside their front door Thursday to  remembered the life of Steve Jobs.

Jobs, the co-founder, chairman, and former chief executive officer of Apple died Wednesday from cancer. He was 56.

Hingham employees and customers expressed sadness at the Derby Street Shoppes Thursday when reflecting on the entrepreneur and inventor’s life.

“It’s definitely a tragic day,” said Hingham Apple Store employee Michael Reed. “I think he would have wanted everyone to continue on with the dream to make apple a better product and keep customers happy.”

Stephanie Chase of Rockland, who was shopping at the Hingham Apple Store on Thursday wonders if the company will continue to be a successful.

“I’m actually curious what products Apple will now come out with, without his ideas and if they will be as good” she said.

In the late 1970s, Jobs, with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Mike Markkula designed the Apple II series. In the early 1980s, Jobs was also among the first founders of the Macintosh.

“I think it’s a really big loss for the entire country, the entire world.  He was a really innovative person,” said Weymouth resident June Vincent  after shopping at the Apple Store.  

The Apple company released a statement on their website Thursday remembering Jobs:

“Apple lost a visionary, and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being.  Those who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor.  Steve leaves behind a company tat only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.”

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