Apple to Close Some Stores Wednesday for Steve Jobs Tribute

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 tributeSteve 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.

Along with today’s on-campus tribute to Mr. Jobs, Apple also started sharing comments and thoughts from the public through its Web site. The comments are viewable at Apple’s Steve Jobs tribute page.

[Thanks to Reuters for the heads up.]