Apple paid tribute to co-founder Steve Jobs on Friday, October 5, which marked the anniversary of his death. Visitors to Apple’s website were greeted with a video and a message from Apple CEO Tim Cook.
“Steve’s passing one year ago today was a sad and difficult time for all of us,” wrote Cook, who has replaced Jobs as chief executive. “I hope that today everyone will reﬂect on his extraordinary life and the many ways he made the world a better place.”
Jobs started Apple with Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne in 1976 with the creation of their first product: a personal computer kit. Through the years, he oversaw the launch of Apple’s most successful devices, including the iPod, iPhone and iPad, and set the standard for digital music sales with the creation of iTunes.
“One of the greatest gifts Steve gave to the world is Apple,” Cook added. “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.”
In the video, a quotation from the late founder encapsulates what that legacy is: “It’s in Apple’s DNA that technology alone is not enough,” Jobs once said. “It’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the result that makes our hearts sing.”