Apple pays tribute to late Steve Jobs

Published Date
05 - Oct - 2012
| Last Updated
05 - Oct - 2012
Apple pays tribute to late Steve Jobs

Apple posted an emotional video on its home page to commemorate the first death anniversary of Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple, and the person credited for devices such as the iPod, iPhone and iPad. The tribute video features famous quotes and images of Jobs, and highlights some of the company's best inventions.

The video begins with Jobs quoting Wayne Gretzky : "I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been...”

"It's in Apple's DNA that technology alone is not enough -- it's technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the result that makes our heart sing and nowhere is that more true than in these post-PC devices," another Jobs' quote, taken from the iPad 2 launch in March 2011.

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs passed away at the age of 56 on October 5, 2011, succumbing to the pancreatic cancer he'd been battling since 2004.

Apple's website also features a note from the company's CEO Tim Cook, praising Jobs and his contributions to the company. Cook wrote:

"Steve's passing one year ago today was a sad and difficult time for all of us. I hope that today everyone will reflect on his extraordinary life and the many ways he made the world a better place.

One of the greatest gifts Steve gave to the world is Apple. No company has ever inspired such creativity or set such high standards for itself. Our values originated from Steve and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple. We share the same privilege and responsibility of carrying his legacy into the future.

I'm incredibly proud of the work we are doing, delivering products that our customers love and dreaming up new ones that will delight them down the road.

It's a wonderful tribute to Steve's memory and everything he stood for."