Tim Cook Shares Tribute to Steve Jobs on Sixth Anniversary of His Death

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    Apple CEO Tim Cook has shared a tribute to late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs on the sixth anniversary of his death today.

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    "Remembering Steve today," Cook tweeted, alongside a picture of Jobs in his younger days. "Still with us, still inspiring us."

    Jobs, who created Apple in 1976 with Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne, introduced three of the company's most iconic products in its history: the Macintosh in 1984, the iPod in 2001, and the iPhone in 2007.


    He stepped down as CEO permanently on August 24, 2011 due to health complications, and he passed away October 5, 2011, just one day after Apple introduced the iPhone 4S, its first device with Siri.

    His passing resulted in an outpouring of grief from family, friends, coworkers, Apple customers, and leaders around the world, ranging from Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates to former U.S. President Barack Obama.

    Jobs actually had a 12-year hiatus from Apple starting in 1985. During that time, he founded computer and software company NeXT, and funded Lucasfilm's computer graphics division eventually known as Pixar.

    Apple acquired NeXT in 1997, bringing Jobs back to the company. Under his leadership, Apple went from flirting with bankruptcy in the late 1990s to becoming the world's most valuable company just before he died.

    Apple named the Steve Jobs Theater in his honor at its new Apple Park headquarters in Cupertino, California. Cook reflected on Jobs' legacy and showmanship during Apple's first-ever event at the theater last month.
    Jobs was 56 years old.

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  2. NIKKG macrumors regular

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    Tim Cook is milking the Steve Jobs thing as much as possible to cover what a failure of a CEO he is. Using the same 4 year old design on a new phone, wow, that's ancient for tech gadgets, real progress there.
     
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    Or maybe he’s just thinking about his friend on the anniversary of his death.
     
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    From an insanely great company (1998-2012), to the greedy fashionable brand.

    Rest in peace, Steve.

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  5. Radon87000 macrumors 604

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    Tim Cook can't be mentioned in the same sentence as Steve Jobs.
     
  6. jonnyb macrumors 65816

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    Looks like you’re wrong!
     
  7. MacManiac1 macrumors member

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    Only ever one Steve. A true master at the keynote presentation. Made you want whatever he was showing.

    Some great old videos on YouTube of Steve with old keynotes, including ones from NeXT. It’s amazing when you hear him describe the computers and their speed and memory. So low tech compared to today’s machines, but they were state of the art at the time.
     
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    Steve's definition of 'Wonderful' was on a different plane of reality compared to the 'Wonderful' Tim Cook is shipping.
     
  9. tw1ll macrumors regular

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    Cook, you waste of space - less eulogising, more emulating please.
     
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    Tim Cook should resign in honor of his death.
     
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    Is this going to be a yearly thing from Tim now? And why not instead celebrate his birthday rather than his death?
     
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    Yes. Anniversaries are marked annually.
     
  14. 840quadra Moderator

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    Still a greatly missed individual.

    And it is Not much different than the subtle changes in iPods, iBooks, PowerBooks, MacBooks, and Macintosh computers when Steve was alive.

    For instance, the design from the PowerBook G4 from 2003, lasted until late 2008. Not much has changed with regards to them using a design for a long time.
     
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    People will really use any excuse to try and trash Tim. It’s disgusting.

    He’s remembering a good friend of his on the day of his death. Let him.
     
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    iCried with all the early comment on this thread, and for the ones expected to come.

    He was just an attention to detail oriented entrepreneur, not the second coming of [insert scriptural figure].
    I am not downsizing his accomplishments, but please spare us the Miss u Steve, looming doom Tim Cook & the sorts.
     
  17. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Hard to believe it's only been 6 years. Feels much longer. Really demonstrates how important a CEO is to a company; how unique Jobs was; how ordinary Cook is.
     
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    Certainly attention to detail is very much missing in Apple hardware and OSes these days. Yes, Jobs was human like the rest of us. He was also savvier and knew **** from Shinola. Not saying he didn't push out crap from time to time but by enlarge the big products were BIG. Sorry, Cook pales in comparison in the same way former GE CEO Jeff Imelt was no Edison.
     
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    That was happening already before that. But business are there to make money.
     
  21. LewisChapman macrumors 6502a

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    Makes todays keynotes look so forced!
     
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    isee what you did there :):apple::):apple:
     
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    Apple products have always been expensive. My first Mac SE/20 was $2500. In 2017 $ that's about $5K. But up until now I never felt I didn't get value out Apple products. They were expensive but you got your $ out in added productivity/ease of use and less downtime. I just don't get that feeling anymore. OS X and iOS are more confusing than ever -- not sure which features work in which products, different places for settings not just in the OSes but even between iPads and iPhones. And then there are the recent price jacks for iPads that were released months ago and for iPhone repairs for iPhones released a year ago. The wholesale price of a finger print sensor did not go up $20 in the past year. It's just a money grab. Very different than being expensive because it's the best.
     
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    I still have my 4 that I preordered as soon as possible, after watching his keynote. Still one of my favorite devices, and still used quite often to this day.
     
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