Apple is remembering its late co-founder Steve Jobs on the 10th anniversary of his death with a heartfelt homepage takeover.
The site also features a statement from his family that recalls the innovator as a teacher who ‘taught us to be open to the beauty of the world, to be curious around new ideas, to see around the next corner and most of all to stay humble in our beginner’s mind.’
Jobs died on Oct. 5, 2011, at the age of 56, after an eight-year battle with pancreatic cancer.
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Apple is remembering its late co-founder Steve Jobs on the 10th anniversary of his death with a heartfelt homepage takeover
CEO Tim Cook, who replaced Jobs in August 2011, shared the video on his Twitter account, along with a quote from the late co-founder.
‘People with passion can change the world for the better.’ — SJ. Hard to believe it’s been 10 years. Celebrating you today and always,’ Cook wrote.
The homepage of Apple’s website switched to a full-page image of Jobs when he died, which included the text, ‘Steve Jobs 1955-2011.’
Clicking on the image revealed the additional text: ‘Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being.
The site also features a statement from his family that recalls the innovator as a teacher who ‘taught us to be open to the beauty of the world, to be curious around new ideas, to see around the next corner and most of all to stay humble in our beginner’s mind’
CEO Tim Cook, who replaced Jobs in August 2011, shared the video on his Twitter account, along with a quote from the late co-founder
‘Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor.
‘Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.’
On Tuesday, the tech giant shared a video just over two minutes with statements from Jobs talking about the first Apple computer, which he said was ‘the most remarkable tool we [Apple] has ever come up with.’
Jobs continues to explain that his innovations were not just made to be creative, but to help the world be more productive as well.
The video opens with an image of young Jobs (pictured)
On Tuesday, the tech giant shared a video just over two minutes with statements from Jobs talking about the first Apple computer, which he said was ‘the most remarkable took we [Apple] has ever come up with’
Jobs co-founded Apple along with Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne in 1976.
The trio originally sold computer kits, which led to the first product known as Apple I.
From there, the team built other computers, each more advanced than the prior versions, and in 1984 they introduced the Macintosh.
In 1998, Cook joined Apple Corporate Materials for Compaq after Jobs invited him to take on the role of senior vice president of worldwide operations – at a time when the company was on the verge of bankruptcy.
Pictured is Jobs introducing the iPod in 2011. He told the world that there are hundreds of songs on the pocket-sized device
Jobs died on Oct. 5, 2011, at the age of 56, after an eight-year battle with pancreatic cancer
To convince Cook to get on board, Jobs told him about a new product that was sure to shake up the computer world – the iconic iMac G3.
The computer featured a bulbous, colorful design that launched shortly after Cook started at Apple and helped the firm become the tech powerhouse it is today.
Jobs succumbed to pancreatic cancer in 2011, but Cook has said numerous times that he thinks of the late founder every single day.
Cook shared the sad news of Jobs’ death to employees in an email shortly after his passing.
‘I have some very sad news to share with all of you. Steve passed away earlier today,’ Cook wrote in 2011.
‘No words can adequately express our sadness at Steve’s death or our gratitude for the opportunity to work with him. We will honor his memory by dedicating ourselves to continuing the work he loved so much.’
THE TRILLION DOLLAR RISE OF APPLE
The company’s journey to the summit of the technology industry has been a rocky one, having seen Jobs (pictured right in 1976) leave the firm in the mid-1980s after his pet project, the first Macintosh computer, struggled and he attempted to oust then chief executive John Sculley. Wozniak is pictured left
1976: Founders Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne created the company on April 1 1976 as they set about selling computer kits to hobbyists, each of which was built by Wozniak.
The first product was the Apple I.
1977: Apple released the Apple II in June, which was the first PC made for the mass market.
1981: Jobs became chairman.
1984: The Macintosh was introduced during an ad break for the Super Bowl and later officially unveiled during a launch event. It was discontinued a year later and Jobs left the firm.
1987: Apple released the Macintosh II, the first colour Mac.
1997: Apple announces it will acquire NeXT software in a $400 million deal that involves Jobs returning to Apple as interim CEO. He officially took the role in 2000.
2001: Apple introduced iTunes, OS X and the first-generation iPod.
The first iPod MP3 music player was released on October 23, 2001, at an event in Cupertino and was able to hold up to 1,000 songs.
Steve Jobs unveils Apple Computer Corporation’s new Macintosh February 6, 1984 in California.
The then Chief Executive Officer of Apple, Steve Jobs, with the iPhone
2007: Apple unveils the iPhone.
2010: The first iPad was unveiled.
2011: Jobs resigned in 2011 due to illness, handing the CEO title to Tim Cook. Job died in October from pancreatic cancer.
2014: Apple unveiled the Apple Watch. It also unveiled its first larger iPhones – the 6 and 6 Plus.
2015: After purchasing Beats from Dr Dre, Apple launched Apple Music to compete with Spotify and other music streaming services.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs speaks at an Apple event at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, Calif.
2016: Apple returned to its roots and announced the 4-inch iPhone SE. Meanwhile, the firm is embroiled in a legal battle with the FBI, involving the agency demanding access to the locked phone used by Syed Farook, who died in a shootout after carrying out a deadly December attack in San Bernardino, California with his wife. The court order was dropped on March 28 after the FBI said a third party was able to unlock the device.
2017: Apple introduces the iPhone X, which removes the home button to make way for a futuristic edge-to-edge screen design and a new FaceID system that uses advanced sensors and lasers to unlock phones with just the owner’s face.
2018: In a first for the company, Apple introduces new features in its latest operating system, iOS 12, that encourage users to manage and spend less time on their devices. The move was spawned by a strongly worded letter from shareholders that urged the firm to address the growing problem of smartphone addiction among kids and teenagers.
2019: In January, Apple reports its first decline in revenues and profits in a decade. CEO Tim Cook partly blamed steep declines in revenue from China.
2020: In March, Apple closes all its bricks and mortar retail stores outside of China in response to coronavirus.