Apple Stores Close Early For Steve Jobs Memorial
PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Computer firm Apple will close its shops while it holds a memorial service for employees to celebrate the life of company co-founder and former chief executive Steve Jobs.
The service, announced to Apple employees in an email by new chief executive Tim Cook, is scheduled for 5pm on Wednesday at company headquarters in Cupertino, California. It will also be webcast to employees worldwide.
Apple will close its shops for several hours so employees can watch the service online.
The service will take place in the campus's outdoor amphitheatre, according to Mr Cook's email.
The celebration is for employees to "take time to remember the incredible things Steve achieved in his life and the many ways he made our world a better place", Mr Cook wrote.
The event follows a memorial at Stanford University on Sunday for friends and family.
That service, at Memorial Church, attracted hi-tech giants including Oracle chief Larry Ellison and Microsoft's Bill Gates, as well as politicians including Bill Clinton. U2 frontman Bono and Joan Baez performed at the service.
Mr Jobs died on October 5, aged 56, after a battle with pancreatic cancer.