Apple staff to honour Steve Jobs on 19 October


11 Oct 2011

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Apple is going to celebrate the life of is co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs at its Cupertino, California, headquarters on 19 October, CEO Tim Cook told staff in a memo.

The Apple event, which is for the company’s staff only, is scheduled for 10am (6pm Irish time) and will take place at an outdoor amphitheatre on Apple’s campus, the memo said.

The memorial, Cook said, would allow "Apple employees to take time to remember the incredible things Steve achieved in his life and the many ways he made our world a better place," the Wall Street Journal reported the memo as stating.

Jobs died on 5 October at his home in Palo, Alto, California, from respiratory arrest caused by a pancreatic tumour, according to a death certificate. He was 56.