Apple announced on Wednesday that company co-founder and tech visionary Steve Jobs had passed away at the age of 56.
Mere hours after his death, memorials began popping up at Apple stores from New York to Sydney commemorating the man whose innovations affected global trends in consumer technology.
Some have called Jobs the father of digital music, while others see him as a figure who has left a lasting impression of society. On Wednesday, tech journalist Walt Mossberg called Jobs "a historical figure on the scale of a Thomas Edison or a Henry Ford."
To see how Apple fans are honoring and thanking Steve Jobs, take a look a the slideshow (below) of photos taken during memorial services held around the world.