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Time magazine releases Steve Jobs tribute issue

The special issue of Time, with 21 pages dedicated to Jobs, hits newsstands and tablets tomorrow, and includes an essay by biographer Walter Isaacson.

Time magazine is releasing a special Steve Jobs commemorative issue tomorrow, dedicating a full 21 pages to Apple's former CEO. The cover features a picture of a youthful-looking Jobs, taken by Norman Seeff back in 1984.

It'll be the seventh time Jobs has graced the cover of Time. The magazine stopped its presses to produce the special. Included in the coverage is a six-page essay by Jobs' biographer Walter Isaacson. The release of Isaacson's biography of Jobs has also been brought forward to 24 October.

As well as the six-page essay, the magazine has an historical report on Jobs' career by technology correspondents Harry McCracken and Lev Grossman, as well as a photo essay by Diana Walker.

Time is increasing its print run for this issue.

An excerpt from Isaacson's essay compares Jobs to Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. "More than anyone else of his time, he made products that were completely innovative, combining the beauty of poetry and the power of processors," it reads.

"With a ferocity that could make working with him as unsettling as it was inspiring, he also built what became, at least for a period this past month, the world's most valuable company. And he was able to infuse into its genetic code the design sensibilities, perfectionism and imagination that make it likely to be, even decades from now, the company that thrives best at the intersection of artistry and technology."

Tributes have been pouring in for Jobs, who died in the early hours of this morning. Stephen Fry, Barack Obama, and Bill Gates were among those paying homage. Fans and customers also started leaving tributes at London's Apple Stores.