How Steve Jobs Said Goodbye

As word spread among Steve Jobs's friends and family that he was dying, many made the pilgrimage to Palo Alto for one last visit. Most were intercepted by Jobs's wife, Laurene, who apologized that he was too ill to receive visitors. In his final weeks, he was too weak to walk up the stairs on his own, she said. Among those whom Jobs decided to meet were his friend the physician Dean Ornish, venture capitalist John Doerr, and Disney chief Robert Iger. He also gave Apple's executives advice on unveiling the new iPhone and spoke to his biographer, Walter Isaacson. Mostly, though, he spent his final weeks with his wife and children.