Apple to Temporarily Close Stores Wednesday for Steve Jobs Memorial

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CEO Tim Cook said the event would give employees "time to remember the incredible things Steve achieved in his life and the many ways he made our world a better place."

NEW YORK - Apple employees will celebrate Steve Jobs in a private memorial service Wednesday, which will lead to the closure of Apple retail stores for several hours, the Associated Press reported. 

The service, announced to staff by CEO Tim Cook via email, is scheduled to start at 10am PT at the tech giant's headquarters in Cupertino, according to the AP. It will also be webcast to employees worldwide.

Apple plans to close its retail stores for several hours to allow employees to watch the service online, the report said.

The company celebration is designed to give employees "time to remember the incredible things Steve achieved in his life and the many ways he made our world a better place," Cook wrote in his email memo.

Jobs died on Oct. 5 at age 56. He had suffered from pancreatic cancer.
 

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