Apple Marks 10th Anniversary of Steve Jobs Passing with “Celebrating Steve” Tribute
Apple is marking the tenth anniversary of Steve Jobs passing with a homepage takeover with numerous photographs, a great short video with some of Mr Jobs most memorable quotes, and a moving note from the Jobs family.
Anyone can watch the video, read the Jobs family statement, and check out the photos of Steve by going to https://apple.com today, October 5th 2021.
The moving statement from the Jobs family has been posted below:
“Statement from the Jobs family
For a decade now, mourning and healing have gone together.
Our gratitude has become as great as our loss.
Each of us has found his or her own path to consolation,
but we have come together in a beautiful place of love
for Steve, and for what he taught us.
For all of Steve’s gifts, it was his power as a teacher that has endured.
He 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 own beginner’s mind.
There are many things we still see through his eyes, but he also
taught to look for ourselves. He gave us equipment for living,
and it has served us well.
One of our greatest sources of consolation has been our association
of Steve with beauty. The sight of something beautiful — a wooded hillside,
a well‑made object — recalls his spirit to us. Even in his years of suffering,
he never lost his faith in the beauty of existence.
Memory is inadequate for what is in our hearts: we miss him profoundly.
We were blessed to have him as husband and father.”
The commemorative video has also been posted to YouTube, embedded below for posterity:
The primary narration is from the following interview, conducted in 1994 by the Santa Clara Valley Historical Association, with Steve Jobs. If you haven’t heard it before, it’s well worth a listen:
The commemorative video was also posted to Twitter by Apple CEO Tim Cook, embedded below for posterity:
“People with passion can change the world for the better.”— SJ. Hard to believe it’s been 10 years. Celebrating you today and always. pic.twitter.com/x2IUnlO7ta
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) October 5, 2021
According to Bloomberg, Tim Cook also sent a letter to Apple staff today marking the anniversary, repeated below:
Today marks the 10th anniversary of Steve’s passing. It’s a moment to celebrate his life and to reflect on the extraordinary legacy he left behind.
Steve believed that “people with passion can change the world for the better.” That’s the philosophy that inspired him to create Apple. And it lives in us today.
Steve was so many things: brilliant, funny, and wise, a husband, a father, a friend, and, of course, a visionary. He challenged us to see the world not for what it was, but for what it could be. And he helped so many people, myself included, see the same potential in ourselves. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about him.
This year, as much as any other, we’re reminded of the profound impact our products have on the world. I feel so lucky that we spend our days creating wildly innovative tools that connect people, inspire them to think differently, and empower them to make their own dent in the universe, too. It’s one of the many gifts that Steve gave to all of us.
I wish Steve were here to see the way his spirit lives on in all of your amazing work. But most of all, I wish he could see what you do next. Steve once said that his proudest achievements were the ones that were yet to come. He spent every day imagining a future that no one else could see and working relentlessly to bring his vision to life.
Steve was a singular figure, but he taught us all how to soar. I miss him, and I will cherish him always.
Steve Jobs founded Apple in 1976, with Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne. Under the leadership of Mr Jobs, the Apple II became the worlds first successful mass-produced personal computer, and the first Macintosh debuted in 1984. In 1985, Steve was famously fired from his own company, only to return 12 years later to resurrect the then-struggling company with a string of hits; the iMac in 1998, iPod in 2001, iPhone in 2007, and iPad in 2010.