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Apple to Hold Private Celebration of Steve Jobs' Life on October 19th

Tributes to Steve Jobs outside Covent Garden store, London (Source: Sam Parry)

MacGeneration shares an internal email from Apple CEO Tim Cook to company employees informing them of a private celebration of Steve Jobs' life, scheduled for October 19th on the company's campus in Cupertino, California.

Like many of you, I have experienced the saddest days of my lifetime and shed many tears during the past week. But I've found some comfort in the extraordinary number of tributes and condolences from people all over the world who were touched by Steve and his genius. And I've found comfort in both telling and listening to stories about Steve.

Although many of our hearts are still heavy, we are planning a celebration of his life for Apple employees to take time to remember the incredible things Steve achieved in his life and the many ways he made our world a better place. The celebration will be held on Wednesday, October 19, at 10am in the outdoor amphitheater on the Infinite Loop campus. We'll have more details on AppleWeb closer to the date, including arrangements for employees outside of Cupertino.

I look forward to seeing you there.

Jobs passed away last Wednesday, with Cook noting in a company-wide email sent soon after that the company was planning such a celebration. A small, private funeral was held for Jobs on Friday. No public events are scheduled, although many of Apple's retail stores around the world have become shrines where those wishing to pay tribute to Jobs have left notes, flowers, and other items of remembrance.

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105 months ago
Having never met the man, his passing has been, for me, unusually upsetting, to a degree that I have to admit has unsettled me.
Rating: 45 Votes
105 months ago
Best wishes

Best wishes to the extended Apple family
Rating: 16 Votes
105 months ago

Ok, I see. But Tim need to focus on continuing Apple for future, not to live in past. Does he have no confidence in self and think he can not match Steve? Is not good to have CEO with low confidence.

Where do people come up with stuff like this?
Rating: 10 Votes
105 months ago
Hoping the Westboro Baptist Church doesn't make an appearance.
Rating: 9 Votes
105 months ago
I'm sure a lot of Beatles will be played.

gg Tim/Apple
Rating: 8 Votes
105 months ago
Me too

Having never met the man, his passing has been, for me, unusually upsetting, to a degree that I have to admit has unsettled me.

I too felt the same way. It surprised me, having never met him either. It seems like by using his products we did in fact know him on some level.
Rating: 7 Votes
105 months ago
I do still wonder about the empty chair, marked "reserved", at the iPhone announcement. I know there was a lot of criticism that the event was not as good as previous ones but I have to wonder if Tim Cook and many of the other people who were on stage would look at that chair, knowing it was reserved for Steve Jobs, and having some idea about how near the end was for him not be at the top of their game that day. I know that the show must go on, but knowledge of how close to the end things were had to rattle them.
Rating: 5 Votes
105 months ago
Apple had alerted the Palo Alto Police Department several days prior that his death was imminent.

It's quite possible that Steve was in a coma on the day of the announcement and the senior execs knew it. We will probably never know and I hope he was made as comfortable as possible those final days.
Rating: 3 Votes
105 months ago

A dress code? At Apple? Surely you jest.

Meaning, turtle necks all round or you don't get in!

What did you think I meant?!
Rating: 3 Votes
105 months ago
I wish dragonballs were real so we can bring him back...
Rating: 3 Votes

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