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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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Owell
By BillyBatson on 10/5/2012 1:28:48 PM , Rating: -1
Good riddance




RE: Owell
By TheNuts on 10/5/12, Rating: 0
RE: Owell
By BillyBatson on 10/5/2012 2:23:08 PM , Rating: 4
Just because someone impacts the world we should speak only highly of them? Hitler impacted the world? Many people including myself hated jobs while he was alive I just happen to feel the same way about him after his death. I agree with retro, just because he's dead doesn't mean he belongs on a pedestal.
I have no arguement over you or anyone else respecting him or things he's done. I just don't. And I like a world without him even though apple is still ticking by without him somehow.


RE: Owell
By retrospooty on 10/5/2012 2:33:50 PM , Rating: 4
Exactly... I grew up in the Silicon Valley and lived there up until several years ago. I still have friends that work at Apple. Steve was like a maniac at work. People would purposely take the stairs if they saw him heading for the elevator, and wouldn't dare look him in the eye for fear of him speaking to them, because he would regularly scream at people in the halls for absolutely no reason. He was really an aweful person.


RE: Owell
By xti on 10/9/2012 12:16:09 PM , Rating: 2
and the old HP CEO who almost left a huge chunk of the company with no jobs is any worse?


RE: Owell
By cochy on 10/5/2012 2:38:53 PM , Rating: 1
quote:
just because he's dead doesn't mean he belongs on a pedestal.


Apple Inc. put him on a pedestal. That's the company he founded. Relax buddy he didn't win a Nobel Prize posthumously.


RE: Owell
By BillyBatson on 10/5/2012 2:58:03 PM , Rating: 2
Yet? lol


RE: Owell
By Nortel on 10/5/12, Rating: 0
RE: Owell
By BillyBatson on 10/5/2012 3:10:29 PM , Rating: 2
Opinions will always differ.
The hitler comparison was the most obvious one and referencing a lesser known name who negatively impacted the world wouldn't have changed the point I was trying to make.

I didn't say anything I didn't say a year ago today on dailytech, don't know how to link just my comment
http://www.dailytech.com/Apple+Cofounder+and+Forme...


RE: Owell
By B3an on 10/7/2012 12:39:27 AM , Rating: 1
Hitler > Steve Jobs.


RE: Owell
By guffwd13 on 10/5/2012 1:43:35 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Good riddance


This is a person we're talking about. Not Saddam Hussein. Think before you speak else the same may very well be said for you in time.


RE: Owell
By retrospooty on 10/5/2012 2:00:34 PM , Rating: 1
"This is a person we're talking about. Not Saddam Hussein. Think before you speak else the same may very well be said for you in time."

We tend to put people on a pedestal after they die. The fact is if he were still alive, he would still be the same mentally imbalanced asshole he always was. The man was a true POS.


RE: Owell
By ritualm on 10/5/2012 2:44:20 PM , Rating: 5
Steve Jobs is a man of bipolar opposites. Apple fanboys and Tony Swash worship him as holier than God. Most of us see a shameless, self-centered A-hole straight outta Compton.

Truth be told, a multiple-sclerosis dyslexic with an acute case of Down's has more grace than the anti-family attitude of a man we call El Jobso. Tony Swash? Dumber than a malfunctioning Hoover vacuum cleaner.


RE: Owell
By retrospooty on 10/5/2012 2:54:28 PM , Rating: 1
"Steve Jobs is a man of bipolar opposites. Apple fanboys and Tony Swash worship him as holier than God."

Because they didn't know him. people that knew him avoided him becasue he was that much of an intense monster. LOL


RE: Owell
By guffwd13 on 10/5/2012 3:28:30 PM , Rating: 2
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Because they didn't know him. people that knew him avoided him becasue he was that much of an intense monster.


I would like to know from what first hand experience you are getting this information. He was like every other CEO and cop on the planet. If you're reading stuff off of tech sites or word of mouth from people you barely know then you need to know you should be taking it with a grain of salt because everyone sensationalizes everything.

As much as I hate the personality of CEOs and cops - those personalities are necessary because it they are the right ones for the job. Are all of the like that, or just all of the good ones? No. There's a different style for everyone and there are exceptions to the rule. Being an a$$hole to your employees sucks for you and them, but if lighting a fire under their butts is what it takes to get the job done, then so be it.

People who knew him best admired him because they knew the real him and how much he drive he felt to provide to the world everything he could (good or bad, aiming to be good). He was never at peace because each next thing was never enough.

Was he a douche? Yes. But you should have seen how passionate he was one on one outside of that work setting. He could talk for hours about ideas, the world and philosophy and music (music especially!) he would listen to anything you had to say. The more exciting you were, the more excited he got. And he never hesitated to dish out compliments.

He developed a reputation. A deserved one. But that's not all he was. And like Apple or not, its products or not, what you know of him or not, the world lost someone who had vision and could get many others to see that vision. As someone else pointed out, Hitler, Napoleon, Osama bin Laden were just like that. But then again so were Washington, William Wallace, and Lenin. I for one am glad he was more like the latter than the former. But unlike any of them, no one ended up dead in his path.

He was a person and he was more of a person than most people will ever meet in their lives, much less become. I count myself extremely lucky in that regard.


RE: Owell
By retrospooty on 10/5/2012 3:32:13 PM , Rating: 2
"I would like to know from what first hand experience you are getting this information. He was like every other CEO and cop on the planet. If you're reading stuff off of tech sites or word of mouth from people you barely know "

No, I have 2 good friends that worked at Apple. 1 is still there. I very much trust their opinions and they arent sensationalizing anything. As I said in my other post "People would purposely take the stairs if they saw him heading for the elevator, and wouldn't dare look him in the eye for fear of him speaking to them, because he would regularly scream at people in the halls for absolutely no reason."

He even told me he was warned to avoid Steve if he sees him for those very reason. Keep in mind this was somewhere around 2005-2006ish


RE: Owell
By ritualm on 10/5/2012 3:42:31 PM , Rating: 3
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And like Apple or not, its products or not, what you know of him or not, the world lost someone who had vision and could get many others to see that vision.

Wired had a brilliant punchline on their article over the legacy of Steve Jobs. Paraphrasing here, and I completely forgot the middle part:

"He was a Buddhist and a tyrant. ... He is a model to some, and a cautionary tale to others."

Jobs is very much like a typical Shakespeare protagonist: an unique personality marred by an Achilles' Heel.
quote:
I would like to know from what first hand experience you are getting this information. He was like every other CEO and cop on the planet.

Reason why you don't know the true Steve Jobs. If you do, you would stay far away from him as soon as possible, as if he's the Fourth Horseman of Doom.


RE: Owell
By TakinYourPoints on 10/5/2012 4:54:13 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
As much as I hate the personality of CEOs and cops - those personalities are necessary because it they are the right ones for the job. Are all of the like that, or just all of the good ones? No. There's a different style for everyone and there are exceptions to the rule. Being an a$$hole to your employees sucks for you and them, but if lighting a fire under their butts is what it takes to get the job done, then so be it.


I work in the film business. I've heard more than my share of stories about people like David Fincher and James Cameron. Hell, I was around Cameron a fair amount in the 90s. These people are highly demanding at work and not the nicest people in the world, but they're also very good at their jobs and push people to deliver beyond what they normally would.

I'm not saying that being mean is a requirement for doing good, but sometimes delivering great work means no compromise.

I can separate between the person and the work, but not everyone can.

The worst situation is someone who is a tyrant but has zero taste or talent, those are the ones who are truly awful.


RE: Owell
By retrospooty on 10/5/2012 5:21:46 PM , Rating: 2
I agree. At least Jobs had taste and talent. He was a tasteful, talented, lying asshole.


RE: Owell
By Camikazi on 10/5/2012 2:44:22 PM , Rating: 2
Like him or not Saddam was a person and if I was a tyrannical a**hole to people then I fully expect them to say "good riddance" when I die. I don't like hypocrits and someone who acts like I was some angel just cause I died is not someone I want around at all anyway. If I don't like a person when they are alive I see no reason to act like I like them when they die.


RE: Owell
By Cheesew1z69 on 10/5/2012 4:38:11 PM , Rating: 2
Saddam wasn't a person?


RE: Owell
By tayb on 10/5/2012 2:41:17 PM , Rating: 1
What a sad comment.


RE: Owell
By XZerg on 10/5/2012 2:56:13 PM , Rating: 2
For a guy who has help revolutionized a fair chunk of technology gadgets radically in the past decade, regardless of his tactics, that post is a very poor reflection of yourself. He took a company from the brink of death to being the most valuable company in a decade is also great feat in itself.

Ponder upon yourself - what the f**k have you done lately to have the right to look down on him that harshly?


RE: Owell
By ritualm on 10/5/2012 3:32:35 PM , Rating: 2
Revolutionized? It's 2012 and Apple still doesn't have a single device with NFC built-in. Likewise, remember the 4S? Everyone predicted it would come with LTE, after all Android phones are already using them. Nope, the only thing the 4S had over the first revision is slightly beefier specs.
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...the most valuable company...

In paper wealth. The only thing Apple has over everyone else in this regard is a near-total lack of debt ratings - it has essentially zero debt.


RE: Owell
By zlandar on 10/5/2012 3:42:51 PM , Rating: 3
Who gives a f%#% about NFC? Seriously. No one is clamoring to pay for everything from their smartphone.

Fact: the man led a company from near-bankruptcy to the most valuable country on Earth.

Maybe he was an a$$hole in real-life. It doesn't mean he was not a gifted and talented innovator.


RE: Owell
By BillyBatson on 10/5/2012 4:51:27 PM , Rating: 2
I'm not dying for NFC but I am disappointed that my ip5 doesn't have it... I may not use it for payments, yet, but I just bought the Asus ac66u .11ac router and chose it over the Cisco linksys ea6500 which has NFC support for pairing devices... I would have gone with Cisco if my phone had NFC. Just 1 example and the tech isn't mature yet


RE: Owell
By TakinYourPoints on 10/5/2012 4:49:48 PM , Rating: 2
LTE in the 4S would have chopped its battery life in half. LTE chips were not power efficient, its a big reason why Android handsets continued to get larger. Putting a larger battery in a smartphone was the only way to get get decent battery life out of LTE.

Qualcomm's 28nm LTE chips came out recently, meaning that you don't need to compromise battery life or size in order to get LTE. There are actual practical reasons why LTE hasn't been in an iPhone up until now, they didn't want to make it larger or reduce battery life.


RE: Owell
By retrospooty on 10/5/2012 5:27:35 PM , Rating: 2
"its a big reason why Android handsets continued to get larger."

Thats just not it... They are larger because people want larger screens. Todays phones do WAY too much (IOS, Android, Winmobile, all of them) to waste it on a tiny screen.

Now we have 28nm chips that take care of the battery drain of 4G and those newest 28nm chip based phones are the biggest of them all, GS3, RazrHD, etc... and they are getting even larger on the next round. The next high end phone is going to be the LG based Nexus with a 5 inch screen. I dont know why its hard for you to get that most people want larger screens.


RE: Owell
By XZerg on 10/5/2012 5:05:47 PM , Rating: 2
yes revolutionized - the fact that until Apple brought out iPod, iphone, mac air, ... all other products in their realm to vast majority of users out there on the planet were just plain and indifferent from others aside from stickers. Apple's product introduced the concept of catering properly to the end users.

You don't need to be brainwashed to realize the quality and capability of their products overall. I have been looking forward to tablets based on Windows 8 RT and most seem stupidly boring, just another rehash of their existing product lines. The only one that stands out is the Microsoft's Surface. Asus tablet is pretty much the same as Transformer Pad 300 TF300T with W8 on it. 10 months post ipad3 and still based on parts that are over an year older?

PS: I am a total anti-Apple products because I like to fiddle with my hardware and software as I see fit, and itunes and its gang are a big no. I don't own any Apple stuff and doubt if i will ever. But that doesn't mean i don't appreciate a good product.


RE: Owell
By retrospooty on 10/5/2012 5:30:21 PM , Rating: 2
revolutionized is way too strong of a word. They do push things forward and with the iPhone they made the rest of the industry raise thier games and we all benefit from that. Another example is high res screens. Apple started it and everyone else had to follow in step. Because of that move on the iPhone 4, we may soon see the end of 1366x768 laptops, which cant come soon enough for me... Apple does good in the industry, but "revolutionized" is way too strong a term.


RE: Owell
By XZerg on 10/5/2012 7:33:13 PM , Rating: 2
it is revolutionized given vast majority of the populous embraced technology wantingly instead of needingly starting with the flow Apple began. If it wasn't for that, i still believe we would be getting rather half-assed products that we still continue to see from most manufacturers. Just go look at the Windows 8 RT product lines from most manufacturers and their pricing.


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