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Apple stores may close Wednesday in honor of Steve Jobs

October 18, 2011 |  1:55 pm

Steve Jobs memorial outside of Apple Store in Munich

Apple stores will reportedly close for about 90 minutes on Wednesday to allow retail employees to watch a webcast of a celebration of Steve Jobs' life at the company's headquarters in Cupertino, Calif.

The plan, according to Reuters, calls for Apple stores to close to the public from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Pacific time. The event will occur at that time at an outdoor amphitheater at Apple's main campus, Reuters said in its report, which cited anonymous sources.

The event will be re-broadcast later so Apple store employees in Australia and Asia can watch as well, the report said.

Apple officials were unavailable for comment Tuesday afternoon.

The Wednesday memorial service will be the third for Jobs, who reportedly was remembered at a private funeral Friday and a Sunday service at Stanford University attended by celebrities, politicians and top figures in the tech industry.

Steve Jobs, Apple's co-founder and an icon of Silicon Valley, died Oct. 5 in his Palo Alto home at age 56.


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Photo: The face of Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs is created with adhesive notes on the window of an Apple Store in Munich on Tuesday. Credit: Christof Stache/AFP/Getty Images