Apple faithful mourn Jobs at Waikiki retail store

Rene Castro
Rene Castro

By: Ian Scheuring

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)- Apple fans across the world continued to mourn the loss of company co-founder Steve Jobs on Thursday, as retail stores from Beijing to Los Angeles have quickly become places of refuge for fans and well-wishers.

In Honolulu, a memorial to Jobs outside Apple's Waikiki location was growing Thursday, as lei and candles were strewn across the sidewalk on Kalakaua Avenue. The white glow synonymous with Apple's retail stores provided comfort for fans, and gave some supporters an opportunity to reflect on the life and accomplishments of the visionary CEO.

"He left a big impact. He was an innovator from the time he was young. He was very rebellious," said Rene Castro, an IT student from Honolulu.

Castro was far from the only one looking to pay their respects to the man credited with the invention of the Mac, the iPod, and the iPhone.

Apple announced yesterday on its company website that an email address,, had been created for fans looking to "share thoughts, memories, and condolences." Apple did not disclose whether or not the messages would be shared.

A separate statement from Jobs' family said late on Wednesday that a special website is being created for those who wish to share personal memories and offer tributes to the man behind some of today's most revolutionary technological inventions.

Before Castro parted the Apple store Thursday morning, he gave his take on the impact Jobs would continue to have after his passing.

"He's in the iCloud and in iHeaven. He's up there changing technology in heaven now."

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