Apple posts webcast of Steve Jobs memorial service

24 Oct 2011

Apple has posted a public link on its website to its memorial service for Steve Jobs held on its campus in California which involved speeches by CEO Tim Cook and vice-president of industrial design Jonathan Ive.

Apple posted a webcast last night that was viewable in the US and UK. It is understood to be 81 minutes in length.

However, at the time of writing, the link simply said: “Remembering Steve, 19 October 2011. Available soon, please check back later.”

It is the only official ceremony the company has released publicly to mark the passing of co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs.

Jobs died on 5 October from respiratory failure caused by the pancreatic cancer he fought for seven years.

A private ceremony was held on Wednesday last for Apple employees only, but was also attended by Jobs’ wife Laurene Powell Jobs and featured a speech by former US vice-president Al Gore. Around the world, Apple stores were closed and employees viewed the webcast that Apple uploaded for the public last night.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years