SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- The funeral for Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who died Wednesday at the age of 56, is taking place on Friday, U.S. media reported.
The funeral is termed as a small private gathering, The Wall Street Journal quoted a person familiar with the matter as saying.
The source would not disclose where or when the event was taking place, citing respect for Jobs and his family`s privacy.
Apple said it has no public services planned for Jobs. In an e- mail sent to Apple staff on Wednesday, Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook said "a celebration of Steve`s extraordinary life" would be held soon for employees.
On its website, Apple has encouraged people to send their memories and condolence to a special e-mail address.
Meanwhile, online magazine deadling.com reported Friday that Sony Pictures is making a hefty deal to acquire feature rights to "Steve Jobs," the only authorized biography of the Apple co- founder which will be published on Oct. 24.