This is one of those times where it truly doesn’t feel like an entire year has already passed, but indeed it has. On October 5, 2011, the world was taken back by the news that Apple’s co-founder and innovator Steve Jobs had passed. You may recall an editorial Brett wrote which took a look at his accomplishments, and I’d recommend reading through maybe even if you have already, just to reflect on what Steve brought to the tech world.
To commemerate the first anniversary of Steve’s death, Apple has produced a two-minute video on the front page of its site. It’s laced with popular quotes made by Steve from various launches, and is followed-up with a letter from current Apple CEO Tim Cook, stating:
A message from Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO.
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.
For further reading, CNN has posted an article today talking about how Steve’s legacy has changed over the first year of his death, and how Apple has handled itself without him.