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Chinese Apple fans pay tribute to visionary Jobs

(Xinhua)

14:40, October 06, 2011

BEIJING, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Apple fans poured out grief and regret Thursday over the death of the company's visionary co-founder Steve Jobs, saying they believe the new iPhone 4S is just "iPhone for Steve."
"I was really shocked when I woke up and heard the news in the morning.It is like a giant star falling from the sky," microblogger "Wei Jinhuan" said on Sina Weibo, the largest microblogging website in China.

"His creativity and imagination had made the whole world astonished. His death means the end of an era," microblogger "Li Rong" wrote.

"I will never see him introducing his new products in simple dress and with powerful and enlightening words. Alas!" user "Mo Xiaowei" posted.

Jobs, the co-founder and former CEO of Apple Inc., died in the United States at the age of 56 Wednesday after losing a long battle with cancer and other health issues.

His death came the day after Apple launched the iPhone 4S, but the new product failed to wow its fans who had expected that the compamy would unveil a new iPhone model.

"I now understand why the iPhone 5 can only be called iPhone 4S, because that stands for 'iPhone for Steve.' I will buy a new iPhone 4S to remember great Jobs," microblogger "Xue Qi" said.

"Your products change the world and your thoughts influence a generation. May you rest in peace," Li Kaifu, former Google China president and now CEO of Innovation Works, wrote on Sina Weibo.

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