People who use ink cartridges to print out documents from Apple devices such as iPhones and iPads may be saddened to hear the company's founder Steve Jobs has died.

The executive, who stood down from his position at the head of the company earlier this year due to health concerns, passed away yesterday (October 5th) following a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

In a statement, Mr Jobs' successor at Apple Tim Cook said: "Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius and the world has lost an amazing human being."

The news led to tributes from around the world, with US president Barack Obama and founder of Apple's rival Microsoft Bill Gates both among those to express their condolences.

Mr Gates stated Mr Jobs had a "profound impact" on the technology industry and said it had been an "insanely great honour" to work with him.

The news came the day after Apple had unveiled its newest version of its iPhone device, which includes improved features such as a better camera and an intelligent voice command innovation.