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

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  1. SeattleMoose macrumors 68000

    Jul 17, 2009
    Der Wald
    Why do the best of us get taken early while the scumbags seem to live forever (e.g. Rockefeller was in his 90's, Cheney still lurking around, etc.)
  2. RichR67 macrumors newbie

    Apr 9, 2012
    East Coast
    Good question!
  3. UL2RA Suspended

    May 7, 2017
    That's crazy talk! :p
  4. vertical smile macrumors 68020

    vertical smile

    Sep 23, 2014
    I used to have a 4s in perfect condition. I let my daughter use it as an iPod and she lost it a year ago.

    It still hurts......
  5. 840quadra Moderator


    Staff Member

    Feb 1, 2005
    Twin Cities Minnesota
    Sorry to hear that!

    Nice thing is, they are dirt cheap now, so if you wanted a nostalgia phone, craigslist, Swappa, or EBay make a great option to get one. Oddly, I still use mine for casual video watching because I absolutely can’t stand the new TV app, and my 4 is too old to have that.
  6. Kabeyun, Oct 5, 2017
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    Kabeyun macrumors 65816


    Mar 27, 2004
    Eastern USA
    You have some interesting observations but I must push back against this one. Apple didn’t invent the circuit board, but they were the first to marry an easy, mouse-driven GUI with with an hand-carryable unibody computer. They didn’t invent the microHD but they were the first to put 5GB (instead of a CD’s worth) into a portable music player, let alone one with such a simple interface They didn’t invent catalog searching but now-ubiquitous drill-down searching first showed up for consumers in iTunes. They didn’t invent the cell phone, but now just about every smartphone looks more or less like an iPhone.

    Just because Apple didn’t invent their ingredients (and in some cases, they did) doesn’t mean they weren’t cutting edge in what they produced. If your definition of cutting edge tech is the invention of a new polymer or solar cell or transistor, you’re right. But I think that’s not really relevant to a consumer electronics company. Apple has always been very cutting edge when it comes to bringing tech to us in a novel, better way. What was cutting edge about Apple and Jobs was putting the human at the center of the technology equation.

    Edit: Additional thought - I still think Apple does this better than anyone else in the business, with two exceptions. One is the plug/adapter incompatibility silliness, which is small potatoes and will go away soon. The other is in AI, where they have fallen behind Google, which I would agree is very much cutting edge in this area. This is big potatoes, and I think Apple needs to get better much faster.
  7. z970mp, Oct 5, 2017
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    z970mp macrumors 6502a


    Jun 2, 2017
    Outer Space
    ...Aside from the fact that the iPhone would not have had the sleep/wake button on the side...

    10 years ago, Apple was kickass. Now, it has a small attention span.
  8. petsounds macrumors 65816

    Jun 30, 2007
    Tim's friendship with Steve was real, as evidenced by him nearly choking up at the recent iPhone event. To suggest that Tim is just bringing up his friend on the anniversary of his death to gloss over some imagined innovation failures is, well... the kind of word I'm not allowed to post on this forum.

    These types of comments are why I wish we still had downvotes. The level of toxic drive-by posts has overtaken many discussions as trolls vote each other up. It's kind of disgusting for you to use Steve's death as a trolling opportunity.
  9. Tozovac macrumors 6502a


    Jun 12, 2014
    I've never heard anyone (not even myself) say that things were perfect then. But the Apple experience then with Jobs was certainly must more about new unique hardware tech every few years adorned with unique Apple-like UI/software that seemed designed with consumers and their "it looks amazing and just works" experience in mind first and foremost...unlike Tim's Apple where "new hardware" just means resizing the same old things and/or removing ports, buttons, and tactile features while also stripping down the UI/software to cater to the whims of a minimalist hardware designer. So yes, before was definitely different in a way that was much more closer to perfect than now.
  10. typecase macrumors 6502


    Feb 2, 2005
    So true. The zenith for me was 2012. The Macbook Pros were great and had ports galore, the Mac Pro was readily upgradeable and Snow Leopard was probably my favorite OS of all time. Oh, and upgrade meant that no features were removed and they just added stuff.
  11. Lioness~, Oct 5, 2017
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    Lioness~ macrumors 6502


    Apr 26, 2017
    Gothenburg, Sweden
    Might still be true, at  - the Onion knows it all....;)
  12. Williesleg macrumors regular

    Oct 28, 2014
    NY, NY
    I wish Steve Jobs was back.

    Tim Cook manages Apple in a Numbskull manner. I'm sure he's a great individual, but for the life of me I can't figure out why Steve picked him. Tim is the absolutely wrong leader to lead Apple right now, he's worse than Gil. The only reason why people buy Apple now is because they're stuck in the walled garden. What a shame.
  13. Mal_R macrumors newbie


    Sep 24, 2015
    So you just came here to be a troll.
  14. Abazigal macrumors G3


    Jul 18, 2011
    Looking at how successful Apple is today, it’s not that hard to see why. Tim Cook really is the best person there is to lead Apple.
  15. DocMultimedia macrumors 6502


    Sep 8, 2012
    Charlottesville, VA
    Steve Jobs had ups and downs with his products, but the ups were definitely UP. His commencement speech at Stanford was amazing. I still watch it every so often ( ).

    The biggest reason Apple currently has some issues is due to the control Steve had over Jonathon Ive. Since Ive got control of so much in Apple (without Steve oversight), I really feel that they've entirely lost direction on how to keep things simple for consumers. iOS and MacOS have both gone downhill in my opinion. And the hardware. The totally empty white/grey with total lack of clarity on what a button really is drives me nuts. The Apple TV 4+ remote is legendary in how bad it is. The list goes on.

    I think Apple will reinvigorate a bit when Ive calls it quits (I'm guessing two years at most), and when they finally get serious about their "hobbies". And please...give up on these fall events that have become so predictable. Just come out with products before the "sometime in December" release date.
  16. steve333 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 12, 2008
    Even Jobs wouldn't have let the Mini go this long without an update
  17. jsmith189 macrumors 65816


    Jan 12, 2014
    Or maybe, just maybe, he's remembering a friend that he truly loved and respected. People here use and praise Steve's name every day, why can't Tim also think he's the standard that Apple should strive for and try to live up to without it being branded negatively?
  18. artfossil macrumors 6502a


    Oct 5, 2015
    the Great Plains
    That’s just sad.

    In contrast, the last five years have been my most productive and satisfying since . . . my first Apple computer, the IIc. My iPadPro, the Pencil, my Watch, the AirPods, an insanely gorgeous new 5K iMac—not to mention the phones—plus a 2013 MacBook Pro that still performs beautifully.
  19. Rob_2811 macrumors 68000

    Mar 18, 2016
    United Kingdom
    Some pathetic comments here tbh.

    Not particularly Cooks biggest fan but it is clear as day that him and SJ were close friends and that Steves passing effected him deeply.

    This kind of thing has always been handled very well by Cook's Apple imo. Respectful without being over the top, the beginning of last months keynote was a perfect example. I don't think I've ever heard Jobs mentioned in an Apple keynote since his death before Septembers event. I don't think it is milked at all.

    Anyway Jobs was gone way too soon and the world is poorer for it. RIP.
  20. DogFarm macrumors newbie

    Feb 1, 2016
  21. PickUrPoison macrumors 65816

    Sep 12, 2017
    Sunnyvale, CA
    You are correct, Tim Cook is the most successful CEO in the history of the world! He has taken Apple from $350 Billion in market cap to $800 Billion!

    I join you in congratulating him. As you say, it’s amazing he could do so much, given Apples minimal product offerings over the last 6 years.
  22. RuffyYoshi macrumors regular


    Feb 18, 2014
    Apple needs to reinforce quality control in their software, especially in iOS. They shunned iOS since it's 7th version and the competition is catching up rapidly. They need to bring back what made people fall in love with thei devices in the first place: really polished and good friendly design. Now it's buggy and looks awful.
  23. Abazigal macrumors G3


    Jul 18, 2011
    In short, everything Steve Jobs had been doing while he was still alive? Because Steve never made products thinner at the expense of battery life, or removed ports, or championed the use of adaptors and docking stations, or introduced an iPhone with a glass back, or shipped a product with insufficient ram, right?
  24. MH01, Oct 5, 2017
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    MH01 Suspended


    Feb 11, 2008
    My first iPhone apple product with insufficient ram was the 6 plus - feel to name another

    Steve did not have an obsession wth thinness , that was Ives , you will find the thinnes obession hit its mark post 2012

    Ummm removal of legacy ports is one thing, dongles.....do you really thing Steve would have championed the user accessibility mess that dongles create? Really?

    While I love the 4 , best design ever, the 5 improved on it , as a non glass back made it a more durable product, to go back after all this time to glass....is a compromise to bring in a gimmick feature.

    You know what , we would also not have such a mess with product fragmentation if Steve were about, there would be no giant iPads or big iPhones, no notch , cause he was about user experience, the right size device . As an example, my iPad pad pro 12.9, awesome device, crap daily user experience in hand....I'll leave you with that thought. There is a reason I pick up my iPad Air 2 90% over it

    Apple under Steve made mistakes. Difference being he was about the user experience , Cook is about profit. Take the shuffle 3rd generation. Steve brought back the bigger and uglier shuffle over the sleek and cluster**** user experience that was the 3rd gen. If you ever used the two, you would understand how important design is when it's centred around the user and not based on just making something look great....

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