BROOKLYN - Apple customers in Brooklyn and around the world today are mourning the death of the company's visionary co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs.

Jobs, the mastermind behind devices such as the iPhone and iPod, passed away last night at the age of 56 after losing a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Jobs was a genius who will be remembered alongside Thomas Edison and Albert Einstein. He also added that everyone, from the city's construction inspectors to NYPD detectives, have harnessed Apple's products to do their jobs more efficiently.

Jobs' footprints could be seen all across the borough. Even at Atlantic Yards, officials are talking about possibly opening an Apple store once construction finishes.

"I know that my nieces and nephews will grow up in the Apple world," says Theresa Dolan.

In August, Jobs resigned as Apple's CEO because of his ongoing health problems, saying he could no longer carry out the day-to day operations.

Jobs co-founded Apple back in 1976. He was also the co-founder and CEO of Pixar animation studios, which created such successful movies as "Toy Story" and "Finding Nemo."

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