Source: Apple to close stores for Jobs memorial

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ? Apple will close its retail stores for several hours Wednesday so those employees can watch a webcast of a memorial service for employees to celebrate the life of co-founder Steve Jobs.

That’s according to a person familiar with the matter. The person was not authorized to speak publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. The store closings were reported earlier by The Wall Street Journal and Reuters.

The memorial will be at 10 a.m. at Apple’s Cupertino headquarters. Apple says it is a private event.

Apple isn’t holding any public services for Jobs, who died Oct. 5 at age 56 due to pancreatic cancer. Jobs was a tech visionary who led the company as it launched such popular products as the iPhone, iPad and iPod.