Tim Cook Honors Steve Jobs' 59th Birthday: 'Details Matter, It's Worth Waiting to Get It Right'

Today marks what would have been Steve Jobs' 59th birthday, and Apple fans around the world are once again remembering the Apple co-founder and CEO more than two years after his death.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook is unsurprisingly one of those remembering Jobs today, and Cook has acknowledged the day in a pair of Tweets honoring Jobs and vowing to continue "the work he loved so much".

While remembering Jobs' legacy, Cook may also be indirectly addressing Apple's lack of significant announcements so far in 2014, reminding his followers of Jobs' philosophy on making sure all details are taken care of.

Cook has promised that Apple is working on "some really great stuff" in new product categories, with a smart watch and new television-related products topping the list of rumors. With Apple rarely being a company to rush to market, Cook may be quietly asking for patience as the company continues work on its upcoming products and services.

Coincidentally, today also marks the 14th birthday of MacRumors. Founded in February 2000 before the introduction of the iPad, iPhone, and even the iPod and OS X, the site has grown enormously and fostered the creation of our sister sites TouchArcade and AppShopper. As always, we are grateful to our readers, contributors, sponsors, and all those for whom MacRumors is an online home or a regular stop.

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Top Rated Comments

Z400Racer37 Avatar
136 months ago
"Life punishes those who delay."
-- Mikhail Gorbachev

Others are already shipping products. Why wait for products from Apple that are not even announced but merely rumored?

Cuz the products they're shipping suck.
Score: 30 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cymerc Avatar
136 months ago
That’s one way to justify the time it’s taking for iWatch to make an appearance…

As if Apple somehow owes you a watch?
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
spyguy10709 Avatar
136 months ago
Rest in peace, Steve.

So young. It's tragic. Needless to say, he was an inspiration to many, an enemy to some, a villain to others.

You could quote him, disagree with him, glorify or vilify him -

But you can't ignore him. Because he changed things. He pushed the human race forward.

Where others saw crazy, we saw genius.

Because the one who was crazy enough to change the world, was the one who did.

Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gusapple Avatar
136 months ago
Happy birthday MacRumors! Congrats and thanks to Arn and the staff for 14 great years!
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
globalist Avatar
136 months ago
Remembering Steve on his birthday: "Details matter, it’s worth waiting to get it right."

Really Tim? So why the f did you rush iOS7? And Mavericks? And iTunes11?
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mcfly88 Avatar
136 months ago
They really followed that motto for 7.0....
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)