Mr Jobs was snubbed despite the 2005 award of an honorary knighthood to Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft and a long-term rival. His friend Bono, the U2 front man, who collaborated with Apple on a special charity edition iPod, is also an honorary KBE.
The former MP was told by Downing Street that the decision was related to a failed attempt to attract Mr Jobs to Labours annual conference. Given his status as a superstar of business and technology, such an appearance would have been viewed as a coup for Mr Brown.
A spokeswoman for the former Prime Minister denied the allegations, "Mr Brown did not block a knighthood for Steve Jobs".
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