October 15, 2011- In the home state of the late tech pioneer Steve Jobs, this Sunday has been named “Steve Jobs Day” in his honor. Apple will be holding the memorial service for the co-founder who died October 5. Jerry Brown, the Governor of California, tweeted on Friday night that the state was declaring October 16 as Steve Jobs Day.
Apple will honor Jobs, who died at the age of 56 after a heroic battle with pancreatic cancer, at a memorial service. The company has invited a number of the biggest names in Silicon Valley to the memorial service on Sunday. The memorial will be at the campus of Stanford University Sunday evening. The memorial follows a funeral the family held for Jobs last week.
Apple will host an event for employees of the company, as a celebration of Jobs’ life on October 19 at the Cupertino, California headquarters of the company. Apple saw its shares increase to a record high following the release of the latest iPhone. Friday was the first day the device was available at retail outlets across the U.S. and in six countries. There were lines at many stores and many had been waiting in line for days. Earlier in the week pre-orders for the phone hit one million in less than 24 hours.