Tim Cook Commemorates Steve Jobs' 60th Birthday: 'Love What You Do'

Steve JobsTim Cook tweeted this morning to honor what would be the 60th birthday of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who passed away in October 2011 following a lengthy battle with a rare form of pancreatic cancer. Cook shared a quote from Jobs' heartfelt commencement address at Stanford University in 2005, in which he said "the only way to do great work is to love what you do."

Jobs co-founded Apple alongside Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne in 1976, with the roots of the company based in the garage of his childhood home in Los Altos, California. After turning the Macintosh into a commercial success in the decade following, Jobs was essentially ousted from Apple in 1985 following a power struggle and went on to found NeXT Computer the same year.

Apple went on to acquire NeXT in 1997, bringing Jobs back as CEO, at which point he led the company to become one of the most valuable in the world on the strength of products such as the iPod, iPhone and iPad. Apple has continued to be successful under the leadership of CEO Tim Cook, reporting the most profitable quarter in the history of any company to close out 2014. The Apple Watch, set to launch in April, will mark the first major new product since the passing of Jobs.

Today also marks the 15th anniversary of MacRumors, launched in February 2000 by Arnold Kim. MacRumors was a relatively early entrant in the Apple online community, arriving before the introduction of the iPod, iPhone, iPad, OS X and several other products and services used by millions of users today. As always, we express our gratitude to the several readers, contributors, sponsors and all those that allow us to continue sharing the latest Apple news and rumors.

Happy birthday, Steve.

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NY Guitarist Avatar
121 months ago
I thought this was MacRumors not BirthdayAnnouncements!
Nothing says "cult" like continuing to worship Jobs.
Seriously, you can't see how the birthday of the co-founder of Apple, and the anniversary of MacRumors might be of interest to MacRumors readers?
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chriscrk Avatar
121 months ago
Happy Birthday Steve and MacRumors :apple:
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jsameds Avatar
121 months ago
I still remember the day he died like it was yesterday, it hit me like a ton of bricks.

Love him or hate him, he changed the world for the better.

RIP Steve

Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iPhone20 Avatar
121 months ago
Happy birthday Steve! We miss you. Watching the 2007 iPhone keynote still gives me goosebumps. :apple:
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ArtOfWarfare Avatar
121 months ago
He was 21 when he started Apple...

I'm 22...

Crap, I'm behind on my whole changing the world thing.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bbeagle Avatar
121 months ago
Nothing says "cult" like continuing to worship Jobs.

Not a SINGLE message here has anything to do with 'worshipping' Jobs. It's all RECOGNIZING his birth 60 years ago, and RECOGNIZING his achievements, which were amazing. It's traditionally done for people who achieved as much as he did.

Your comment is very odd.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)