Apple will be closing down some of its U.S. retail stores for a short time on Wednesday so employees can watch a special tribute to the life of company co-founder Steve Jobs. The event will be held at Apple’s Cupertino headquarters from 10AM to 11:30AM pacific time and will be broadcast live to stores.
Steve Jobs passed away on October 5 following several years of ill health brought on by a metastatic pancreas neuroendocrine tumor.
Word that Apple would be hosting a special tribute event today first surfaced last week. Apple CEO Tim Cook said in an email to employees that a celebration event would be held at the company’s outdoor amphitheater in Cupertino.
[Thanks to Reuters for the heads up.]