Some call him Apple’s CEO, some call him a creative genius, others call him an innovator. No matter how you call him, he’s just Steve Jobs… a simple man with a great vision. And while just a day ago many were disappointed about the launch of the iPhone 4S, many would still argue that if it weren’t for Jobs, we wouldn’t have such devices that shook the consumer electronics market off its feet. He may be gone, but his legacy will continue through the innovations of Apple.
Tim Cook’s Memo:
I have some very sad news to share with all of you. Steve passed away earlier today.
Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. 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.
We are planning a celebration of Steve’s extraordinary life for Apple employees that will take place soon. If you would like to share your thoughts, memories and condolences in the interim, you can simply email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Here’s Steve Jobs as he did the first ever iPod introduction, after which the rest is history…
Steve Jobs addressing in the 2005 Stanford University Commencement Exercises