Rumors are swirling that at least some Apple stores will be closed tomorrow, October 19, for a company wide memorial service in honor of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs.
However, as of late Tuesday evening, Apple has not confirmed that any stores will be closing.
According to numerous sources, Apple stores will be closing for the service, which will be webcast live from Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California. The service is being referred to as a celebration of Steve Job’s life. It is scheduled for 10 AM Pacific Time, which would be 1 PM Eastern Time. Has been reported from various sources that it will be anywhere from one to three hours long. The memorial is expected to be broadcast from the amphitheater on Apple’s campus.
Steve Jobs, who cofounded Apple with Steve Wozniak in the late 70s, had been battling pancreatic cancer since October of 2003. He died October 5, 2011 at the age of 56.