When Tim Cook stepped on stage to unveil the iPhone 5 on Sept. 12, the manner of the unveiling illustrated how Apple has changed, and hasnt, in the year since Steve Jobs died.
Cook’s full letter is included below:
A message from Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO.
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 great 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.
Below is some post from this blog one year ago today;
Also, here’s a brief rundown of at least the main stories from a selection of publications published last Oct. 5.
“Network World: “Apple Chairman Steve Jobs Dead at 56” (We played it straight, though included video and linked to a timeline of Jobs’ life, among other things)
” CNET: “How Steve Jobs reshaped the tech industry” (Quick to present analysis of the Jobs legacy, and included the famous Jobs commencement speech at Stanford)
” Slate: “The Man Who Invented Our World” (Steve Jobs’ name didn’t even make it into the headline of this tribute)
” CNN: “Steve Jobs, Apple founder, dies” (Nothing too standout here, just the quick facts, including mention of the black turtleneck. Followed by much additional coverage)
” Washington Post: “Steve Jobs dies; Apple co-founder was 56” (Classic obituary, that starts succinctly: “Steve Jobs, a co-founder of Apple Inc., who introduced simple, well-designed computers for people who were more interested in what technology could do than in how it was done, died Wednesday at age 56.”)