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Apple closing some stores during Wednesday memorial service

People mourn Apple co-founder Steve Jobs at an Apple store on October 6, 2011 in Beijing, China
People mourn Apple co-founder Steve Jobs at an Apple store on October 6, 2011 in Beijing, China
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The memorial will be held at an outdoor amphitheater at Apple's headquarters
  • Jobs passed away at the age of 56 due to complications with pancreatic cancer
  • Various retail stores will close for at least an hour for employees to view the service

(WIRED) -- Apple has scheduled a company-only Wednesday memorial service for former CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs, who passed away two weeks ago.

Employees at Apple's Cupertino campus will attend in person, and various retail stores will close for at least an hour in order for employees to view a live broadcast of the service.

In an email to employees, CEO Tim Cook said that the memorial is being held "to take time to remember the incredible things Steve achieved in his life and the many ways he made our world a better place."

The memorial will be held at an outdoor amphitheater at Apple's headquarters, and could last from one to three hours.

Apple Stores rarely close during operating hours. Such partial closures normally occur only to accommodate major product launches.

Jobs passed away on October 5 at the age of 56 due to complications relating to pancreatic cancer. Makeshift memorials were erected at Apple's headquarters, as well as at Apple Stores around the world, to celebrate and honor the life of Apple's longtime CEO.

A private funeral was held October 7, followed by a larger memorial service attended by coworkers, friends and a number of industry leaders.

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