Tim Cook Asks Apple Employees to Remember Steve Jobs on Third Anniversary of His Death

Ahead of the third anniversary of Steve Jobs' passing, Apple CEO Tim Cook has sent a memo to Apple employees (via iClarified), asking them to take some time to remember the "many ways Steve made our world better."

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Team,

Sunday will mark the third anniversary of Steve's passing. I'm sure that many of you will be thinking of him on that day, as I know I will.

I hope you'll take a moment to appreciate the many ways Steve made our world better. Children learn in new ways thanks to the products he dreamed up. The most creative people on earth use them to compose symphonies and pop songs, and write everything from novels to poetry to text messages. Steve's life's work produced the canvas on which artists now create masterpieces.

Steve's vision extended far beyond the years he was alive, and the values on which he built Apple will always be with us. Many of the ideas and projects we're working on today got started after he died, but his influence on them -- and on all of us -- is unmistakeable.

Enjoy your weekend, and thanks for helping carry Steve's legacy into the future.

Tim

Though Steve Jobs passed away three years ago on October 5, 2011, the former Apple CEO has continued to have a major impact on the company. His fourth floor office has remained untouched since his death, and Apple CEO Tim Cook has taken several opportunities during recent interviews to emphasize Jobs' influence on the company's direction and on the development of new products.


"His spirit will always be the foundation of the company," Cook said in an interview with Charlie Rose, where he said that Steve will always be in his heart. "He is deep in Apple's DNA."

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Top Rated Comments

LordQ Avatar
127 months ago
Seems like Apple is treating him like a religious figure.

There's nothing wrong with remembering your beloved ones on the anniversary of their death y'know... Perhaps you haven't lose a friend or a family member.
Score: 45 Votes (Like | Disagree)
yaxomoxay Avatar
127 months ago
No it wasn't, Steve just happened to be wrong on what he thought was the "perfect" screen size of an iPhone. It wouldn't have been the first thing he was wrong on.

He wasn't wrong. Back before 2011, that was the correct size. 2014 is different.
1984 Mac was the perfect product for 1984. That doesn't mean that we should still have a b/w display and up to 512k of RAM. Things change, and
Steve's ability was to know where to put his money on.
Even "perfection" evolves.
Score: 43 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Locoboof Avatar
127 months ago
It really doesn't seem like 3 years have past since Mr. Jobs death.
Score: 34 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AverageBob Avatar
127 months ago
Seems like Apple is treating him like a religious figure.
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
yaxomoxay Avatar
127 months ago
It really doesn't seem like 3 years have past since Mr. Jobs death.

It does actually. Technology is much more boring...
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MacNut Avatar
127 months ago
Steve come back Apple needs you. We need you. :(
If he comes back now we have bigger problems. Like the zombie apocalypse.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)