Tim Cook Shares Tribute to Steve Jobs on Sixth Anniversary of His Death
Oct 5, 2017 5:50 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
Apple CEO Tim Cook has shared a tribute to late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs on the sixth anniversary of his death today.


"Remembering Steve today," Cook tweeted, alongside a picture of Jobs in his younger days. "Still with us, still inspiring us."

Jobs, who created Apple in 1976 with Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne, introduced three of the company's most iconic products in its history: the Macintosh in 1984, the iPod in 2001, and the iPhone in 2007.


He stepped down as CEO permanently on August 24, 2011 due to health complications, and he passed away October 5, 2011, just one day after Apple introduced the iPhone 4S, its first device with Siri.

His passing resulted in an outpouring of grief from family, friends, coworkers, Apple customers, and leaders around the world, ranging from Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates to former U.S. President Barack Obama.

Jobs actually had a 12-year hiatus from Apple starting in 1985. During that time, he founded computer and software company NeXT, and funded Lucasfilm's computer graphics division eventually known as Pixar.

Apple acquired NeXT in 1997, bringing Jobs back to the company. Under his leadership, Apple went from flirting with bankruptcy in the late 1990s to becoming the world's most valuable company just before he died.

Apple named the Steve Jobs Theater in his honor at its new Apple Park headquarters in Cupertino, California. Cook reflected on Jobs' legacy and showmanship during Apple's first-ever event at the theater last month.
Steve meant so much to me and so much to all of us. There's not a day that goes by that we don't think about him. Memories have especially come rushing back as we prepared for today and this event. It's taken some time, but we can now reflect on him with joy, instead of sadness. Steve's spirit and timeless philosophy on life will always be the DNA of Apple. His greatest gift, his greatest expression of his appreciation for humanity, would not be a single product. Rather, it would be Apple itself. We dedicated this theater to Steve because we loved him, and because he loved days like this, where we can share our latest products and ideas with the world.
Jobs was 56 years old.


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13 months ago

Tim Cook is milking the Steve Jobs thing as much as possible to cover what a failure of a CEO he is. Using the same 4 year old design on a new phone, wow, that's ancient for tech gadgets, real progress there.

Or maybe he’s just thinking about his friend on the anniversary of his death.
Rating: 78 Votes
13 months ago
From an insanely great company (1998-2012), to the greedy fashionable brand.

Rest in peace, Steve.

Rating: 70 Votes
13 months ago

Tim Cook can't be mentioned in the same sentence as Steve Jobs.

Looks like you’re wrong!
Rating: 67 Votes
13 months ago
People will really use any excuse to try and trash Tim. It’s disgusting.

He’s remembering a good friend of his on the day of his death. Let him.
Rating: 38 Votes
13 months ago
Tim Cook is milking the Steve Jobs thing as much as possible to cover what a failure of a CEO he is. Using the same 4 year old design on a new phone, wow, that's ancient for tech gadgets, real progress there.
Rating: 32 Votes
13 months ago

Is this going to be a yearly thing from Tim now?


Yes. Anniversaries are marked annually.
Rating: 32 Votes
13 months ago
Very cringey that so many of you posters feel the need to insult Cook, on a day he's mourning and celebrating an old friend. Jeez.
Rating: 16 Votes
13 months ago

Still a greatly missed individual.


And it is Not much different than the subtle changes in iPods, iBooks, PowerBooks, MacBooks, and Macintosh computers when Steve was alive.

For instance, the design from the PowerBook G4 from 2003, lasted until late 2008. Not much has changed with regards to them using a design for a long time.


Here's the big difference between Steve and Tim

1997, Steve Jobs returns to Apple. Greatly culls the bloated lineup of products that overlap in target audience.
1998, Brings out the candy colored iMac line of computers. First real consumer oriented computer designed around the internet.
2001, Brings out the iPod. "1,000 songs in your pocket."
2003, Brings out the iTunes store. Digital music purchases are now convenient and reasonable.
2005, Brings out the iPod Nano. Perfect device for use in athletic activities. "Ever wondered what the little pocket was for?"
2007, Brings out the iPhone. Sets the future standard for how smart phones will look and operate. "An iPod, a phone, and an Internet communicator."
2008, Brings out the MacBook Air. Thinnest, lightest computer. Pulls it out of a standard manila envelope.
2010, Brings out the iPad. Start of the "post PC" world.

Pretty much everything since is evolution and refinement of the existing product lines. Tim has been milking the iPhone for all its worth, but that risks Apple turning into a commodity company. Apple needs revolutionary products like Steve used to oversee every few years. Innovation at Apple died along with Steve and Tim is just coasting along on what Steve built and trying to see how high he can price the hardware. That can't last forever.
Rating: 14 Votes
13 months ago
Still a greatly missed individual.

Tim Cook is milking the Steve Jobs thing as much as possible to cover what a failure of a CEO he is. Using the same 4 year old design on a new phone, wow, that's ancient for tech gadgets, real progress there.

And it is Not much different than the subtle changes in iPods, iBooks, PowerBooks, MacBooks, and Macintosh computers when Steve was alive.

For instance, the design from the PowerBook G4 from 2003, lasted until late 2008. Not much has changed with regards to them using a design for a long time.
Rating: 14 Votes
13 months ago
Tim Cook can't be mentioned in the same sentence as Steve Jobs.
Rating: 14 Votes

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