Steve Jobs Photos: The Apple Co-Founder Through The Years

10/05/2011 09:36 pm ET | Updated Dec 05, 2011

News of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs' death rocked the world Wednesday evening as reports of his passing were confirmed.

The Apple co-founder resigned from his position in August, appointing Tim Cook as CEO of the company.

Jobs, who has battled cancer since 2004, is responsible for the marketing and innovation of hugely popular consumer gadgets including the iPhone, iPod and iPad.

Jobs started Apple with high school friend Steve Wozniak in 1976, according to the Associated Press.

Take a look at some of Jobs' most memorable moments throughout the years: