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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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RE: Tim Cook is no Steve Jobs
By Tony Swash on 10/5/2012 2:55:20 PM , Rating: 1
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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
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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.

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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.


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