Apple remembers Steve Jobs one year after his death

5 Oct 2012

Former Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs

On 5 October 2011, 56-year-old Steve Jobs died at his home in California from complications due to pancreatic cancer. Today, Apple pays tribute to its co-founder and late CEO to mark the one-year anniversary of his death.

A visit to Apple’s website today will launch a video depicting Jobs’ life in pictures along with quotes from the man himself. Both the images and the audio reflect the iconic and innovative products developed in his time, including the iMac, the iPod and the iPhone.

Short and sweet, the video shows Jobs as both a forward-thinking tech entrepreneur and a joker, with a recording of a prank call he made while demonstrating the iPhone. At the video’s end, visitors of the site are brought to a message from Tim Cook, Apple’s current 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,” Cook wrote.

In Cupertino, California, where Apple’s HQ is based, the city flag will fly at half mast outside the Cupertino Community Center to mark the anniversary.

Elaine Burke is the editor of Silicon Republic