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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 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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