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Jobs passed away one year ago today from complications with pancreatic cancer

Today marks one year since Apple's former CEO Steve Jobs died, and the tech company is paying tribute to its late leader on the Apple homepage.

When visiting the Apple website today, a video automatically appears instead of the usual product tabs for shopping. The video, which is nearly two minutes long, is a montage of Jobs from his early days at Apple to his later years.

The video highlights some of Apple's largest moments with Jobs, such as the unveiling of major products like the iMac, the iPod and the iPhone. Along with soft cello playing in the background are quotes from Jobs over the years.

At the end of the video, a message from current Apple CEO Tim Cook appears:

Steve’s passing one year ago today was a sad and difficult time for all of us. I hope that today everyone will reflect on his extraordinary life and the many ways he made the world a better place.
 
One of the greatest gifts Steve gave to the world is Apple. No company has ever inspired such creativity or set such high standards for itself. Our values originated from Steve and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple. We share the great privilege and responsibility of carrying his legacy into the future.
 
I’m incredibly proud of the work we are doing, delivering products that our customers love and dreaming up new ones that will delight them down the road. It’s a wonderful tribute to Steve’s memory and everything he stood for.
 
- Tim

Jobs died from complications with pancreatic cancer one year ago today at the age of 56. Just previous to that, in August 2011, Jobs had stepped down from his position as Apple CEO. Cook stepped in as his successor.

Source: Apple



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Tim Cook is no Steve Jobs
By Mitch101 on 10/5/2012 12:02:31 PM , Rating: 1
Steve Jobs
Would not have tolerated the Map issues
I like to think would not have tolerated the purple camera issue.
Possibly would have caught the Wifi bug before release.
Would have approved the screw you $30.00 connector change.

Tim Cook
Allowed all of the above to happen and pulled a Steve with the your holding it wrong purple camera issue instead of rolling the camera back to the previous phone design.

Tim Cook is not Steve Jobs and without Steve I think the iPad mini will be the last of the innovation from Apple.




RE: Tim Cook is no Steve Jobs
By guffwd13 on 10/5/2012 12:16:06 PM , Rating: 2
I agree with all of the above except for the last part. As Steve quotes in the video on Apple's website, Apple is going where the puck is going to be.

That puck, Steve's puck, hasn't stopped moving - not yet. Be prepared for some interesting things.

And ps to Tiffany: it's a cello, not a violin.


RE: Tim Cook is no Steve Jobs
By StevoLincolnite on 10/5/2012 1:12:34 PM , Rating: 5
quote:
I think the iPad mini will be the last of the innovation from Apple.


How is shrinking a device innovative? Seriously?


RE: Tim Cook is no Steve Jobs
By Mitch101 on 10/5/2012 1:20:30 PM , Rating: 5
Its Apple Speak.


RE: Tim Cook is no Steve Jobs
By alpha754293 on 10/5/12, Rating: 0
By StevoLincolnite on 10/5/2012 2:14:33 PM , Rating: 2
I was referring to the iPad, not CPU architectures and lithography.
But even then, shrinking a processor these days isn't really innovative, it's more or less expected, it's breakthroughs like 3D transistors or Die stacking that are what is innovative in such an industry.

quote:
Let's see you try to shrink a CPU


Which isn't going to happen, I don't have the equipment nor the brains to build a complex processor by hand (Not to mention the years it would take.) let alone shrink one to a smaller node and I doubt you do either.


RE: Tim Cook is no Steve Jobs
By Camikazi on 10/5/2012 2:41:45 PM , Rating: 1
If any of the electronics inside the iPad Mini is gonna shrink you can bet that Apple will have absolutely 0 to do with it. They do not manufacture a thing, they do not come up with ways to make electronics, they do not create lithography methods to make things smaller they just order parts from companies who can do it. As for the smaller size it is in between an iPhone and an iPad, they already know how to cool an iPhone so cooling a slightly bigger version won't be all that difficult since you will have close to the same tech but more space. iPad Mini is not some techincal marvel, it is a bigger iPhone and sine the iPhone works then the Mini won't be hard to make work.


By TakinYourPoints on 10/5/2012 4:40:58 PM , Rating: 2
Incorrect, the A6 is a custom design. They've spent billions on semiconductor companies and the fruits of their labor are paying off. The iPhone 5 has faster performance than any other smartphone out there without compromising on battery life, all before mass availability of the Cortex A15. Everyone, Anand included, assumed that Apple somehow got enough volume of A15s for the iPhone 5. Nobody expected Apple to come out with their own custom SoC.

Before this they were doing a lot of custom design work with their desktop/laptop motherboards and the internal layouts for their prior mobile devices. Nobody had the style of logic board that the iPhone used. That doesn't just materialize out of nothing, otherwise somebody else would have made something like the iPhone before Apple did.

Even their collaborations are driven by what they've needed, things like the custom CPU package they worked with Intel on for the first gen Macbook Airs.

Obviously someone has to implement that design into physical manufacturing, but that's standard for any hardware company.

I do agree that making an iPad Mini isn't hard work, at this point the groundwork has been laid by both the iPhone and the iPad. The only real difference is the size of the display and the battery.


RE: Tim Cook is no Steve Jobs
By Xplorer4x4 on 10/6/2012 1:18:25 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
Because of all of the technical challenges that comes with shrinking a device.

Yeah...because it is a technological marvel to create a 7 inch tablet using today’s SoC's that already run circles around my first desktop. Maybe if apple does something to make it revolutionary thin like the iPhone5 is..wait..


RE: Tim Cook is no Steve Jobs
By Souka on 10/5/2012 2:24:44 PM , Rating: 1
Because Apple did it first...

Even if they didn't, they'll say they did and as Romney said during the debate: "if you keep telling a lie, over and over, eventually poeple will think its the truth" (quote from memory...no need to correct it trolls)


RE: Tim Cook is no Steve Jobs
By retrospooty on 10/5/2012 2:28:35 PM , Rating: 2
"if you keep telling a lie, over and over, eventually poeple will think its the truth"

Pretty much Apples business model. Remember how Apple's power PC chips used to be faster than Intel based on Apples benchmarks where they purposely crippled Intel's results by using a bad compiler? Even though we all knew it was falsified data, Apple fans insisted it was true. THAT is Steve Jobs legacy - a truly successful liar.


RE: Tim Cook is no Steve Jobs
By The Raven on 10/8/2012 1:20:51 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
How is enlarging a device innovative? Seriously?
FIFY
See iPhone v. iPad discussions of old.

If giving your customers choice regarding screen size is innovative and cool, consider the Android community Miles F***ing Davis!


RE: Tim Cook is no Steve Jobs
By Tony Swash on 10/5/2012 2:55:20 PM , Rating: 1
quote:
purple camera issue instead of rolling the camera back to the previous phone design.


I am confused. Is this the same iPhone camera about which Dpreview, probably the web's most trusted and influential camera review site, said

quote:
The iPhone 5 is a fine mobile device, with an excellent camera


http://www.dpreview.com/articles/6867454450/quick-...

Dpreview mentioned the dreaded 'PurpleHaze' and had this to say

quote:
The most likely cause of the iPhone 5's purple haze is probably lens flare and internal reflections in the camera lens assembly. All lenses are succeptable to lens flare to some degree, and as you can see from the images at the top of this page, the iPhone 4S isn't immune either (ditto the iPhone 4 and competitive smartphones from other manufacturers).

But in our shooting we've found that it's a little more noticeable on the iPhone 5. So why is that? It's unlikely that the flare is solely due to the much-vaunted inclusion of a sapphire glass lens cover (although the refractive index of the sapphire glass is different to conventional optical glass, so it could be a contributing factor). Our money is on it being caused by a combination of different things, none of which, alone, is unique to the iPhone 5.

Really, our advice is not to worry. Just do what you should do anyway, and avoid putting bright lights near the edge of the frame when shooting.



Hence my confusion, One the one hand the web's best camera review site says this issue is not a big deal. And on the other hand you think it warrants some sort of drastic action such as replacing the whole camera unit? Can both be right? If so which to believe - tough call :)


RE: Tim Cook is no Steve Jobs
By sprockkets on 10/5/2012 3:02:40 PM , Rating: 1
Oh, oh, the web's best camera review said that! Amazing, since I'm sooooo sure you checked out the entire "web" to see which was the best.

And, no, you are not "confused." You are acting like a pompous prick as usual.


RE: Tim Cook is no Steve Jobs
By guffwd13 on 10/5/2012 3:52:50 PM , Rating: 2
no disagreement with the second statement.

however, i would like to say that dpreview is one of the most accurate and admired photography sites on the web. they're reviews are extremely thorough (like 30 pages worth!), 95% quantitative, and 5% qualitative. which i think is a good balance. they do with one camera or lens what anand does with processor design.


RE: Tim Cook is no Steve Jobs
By sprockkets on 10/5/2012 5:00:33 PM , Rating: 2
Well with others verifying it, and with my brief look at it, it seems good.

But we all know we can't take his word on it alone :)


By TakinYourPoints on 10/5/2012 4:43:33 PM , Rating: 3
DPReview is basically the Anandtech of digital photography websites. Very objective, technical, and thorough analysis. Of course, fans will get mad even at such sources if it doesn't align with their own biases, look at all the people getting mad at Anand if he says something remotely positive about an Apple product.

Get mad at Swash for being his usual self, but the source here is actually good.


RE: Tim Cook is no Steve Jobs
By frobizzle on 10/8/2012 9:19:43 AM , Rating: 2
Hey! Be kind to Tony today. He is likely walking around with a black armband, flying the Union Jack at half mast and has the Jobs video running in endless loop on every device he owns!


RE: Tim Cook is no Steve Jobs
By bupkus on 10/5/2012 4:53:19 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
I am confused. Is this the same iPhone camera about which Dpreview, probably the web's most trusted and influential camera review site, said quote: The iPhone 5 is a fine mobile device, with an excellent camera
Would you agree that a camera is a subjective tool which depends on the skill level of the user? Would you also agree that by far the bulk of iPhone 5 users fall far below the talent level of a photographer who would read Dpreview? Maybe some can compensate for said flare but the average iPhone user will find it annoyance enough.

quote:
on the other hand you think it warrants some sort of drastic action such as replacing the whole camera unit?
For some it will mean buying a camera just for pictures. Too bad they weren't warned about this issue.


RE: Tim Cook is no Steve Jobs
By bigboxes on 10/8/2012 3:10:37 AM , Rating: 2
Steve Jobs is dead. Not just a little dead. He's really dead.

Note: He's not coming back.


RE: Tim Cook is no Steve Jobs
By Reclaimer77 on 10/6/2012 1:22:20 PM , Rating: 3
Define "tolerated". When issues came up under Jobs, he would wave his Wand of Distortion, and make up any excuse he could think of, and his minions would gobble it up. You're making Steve Jobs out to be some sort of captain of quality control, when no such Steve Jobs ever existed.

Wasn't it Jobs who, in response to the horrible and proven reception issues, just shrugged and told people it was THEIR fault because of how they were holding their phone? That arrogant and condescending response is still being quoted to this day, and for good reason.

Steve Jobs wouldn't allow the connector change? Huh? Are we talking about the same Steve Jobs who pushed for proprietary connectors several times? As well as pushing a computing architecture that pretty much excluded 90%+ of the standard peripherals on the market?

Tim Cook isn't Steve Jobs? Well whatever that means, but all I can say is thank god he's not. This romanticism with Jobs needs to end. He wasn't a visionary or a quality guru, just a modern-day P.T Barnum.


RE: Tim Cook is no Steve Jobs
By KoolAidMan1 on 10/8/12, Rating: 0
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