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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: .
By aurareturn on 10/5/2012 4:25:28 PM , Rating: 0
Not a fanboy or anything, I use a Google Nexus but I invite you to watch the original unveiling of the iPhone and just how far advanced it was and amazing it was:

You can hear it in Steve Job's tone that he thought they created something so revolutionary that they are just going to leave competitors in the dust. For the most part, they have left competitors in the dust but he probably thought Apple would simply command all of the smartphone market.

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By vol7ron on 10/5/2012 7:04:36 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah, and at 7:37( you could already see Apple setting up for the legal battles.


Steve was really a great presenter. After watching that video, I want(!) the original iPhone. :)

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By RufusM on 10/7/2012 9:57:48 AM , Rating: 2
You can see just how much the iPhone moved the bar up in terms of smartphones. I had a Kyocera 7135 back in 2003 and it was awesome; arguably the best Palm device at the time. I had a Palm Treo and a BlackBerry Curve after that.

In 2007 when the iPhone launched the best smartphone was, arguably, the BlackBerry Curve. The Curve was a very good smartphone. Microsoft had a full-screen, stylus based Win-Mo phone but it had some software issues that held it back.

Other than 3g support, the iPhone was revolutionary. It took Google 4+ years, making large jumps each year to completely catch up with Android while the iPhone iterated bit by bit so we're now at a place where Android is ahead of the iPhone in many respects. To me this is the main difference in Apple and Google's philosophy: Apple spends years creating something great using their internal staff then refines it in the years after. Google releases something half-baked then spends the next years improving it by leaps and bounds taking user feedback into account until it's great.

I give credit where credit is due. Apple didn't invent the smartphone, multi-touch touchscreen, software keyboard, rubber banding, black rectangle, single screen device, or most of the things they've patented and are suing over, but they did put the pieces together in a way that made much more sense than anyone had previously.

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By lennylim on 10/5/2012 9:07:16 PM , Rating: 5
"You can hear it in Steve Job's tone that he thought they created something so revolutionary that they are just going to leave competitors in the dust."

Steve Jobs can probably talk about toilet paper and make it sound revolutionary. It is probably one of his greatest talents.

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