Tim Cook Tweets in Memory of Steve Jobs, Who Passed Away Seven Years Ago Today

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple CEO Tim Cook has tweeted in memory of his former boss and mentor Steve Jobs, who passed away on October 5, 2011. Today marks the seventh anniversary of the Apple co-founder's death. He was 56 years old.


    "Steve showed me--and all of us--what it means to serve humanity," tweeted Cook, alongside a photo of Steve.

    Here's what Cook said on the day of Steve's death:
    We rounded up many other comments in our 2011 article for those who wish to look back, while Apple still has a Remembering Steve page on its website with condolences and memories from customers.

    Steve Jobs narrated this unaired version of Apple's famous Think Different ad in 1997:

    Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford Commencement Speech, where he addresses his mortality:

    Lisa Brennan-Jobs, the eldest daughter of Steve, recently shed a less flattering light on her father. In her "Small Fry" memoir released last month, Brennan-Jobs described both "moments of joy" and "coldness" about her father, including his "frequent use of money to confuse or frighten her."

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  2. DJ_Smith macrumors regular


    Sep 13, 2018
    Rest in peace, Steve. Thanks for all that you did!
  3. kemal macrumors 65816


    Dec 21, 2001
    RIP Steve. Your hardware company makes great watches.
  4. recoil80 macrumors 68020

    Jul 16, 2014
    Time flies... 7 years already!
    I remember reading the news on the very device he introduced to the market.
    I miss him especially during Apple keynotes, they were way more interesting to follow when he was on stage.
  5. I7guy macrumors P6


    Nov 30, 2013
    Gotta be in it to win it
    It’s a sad story and a terrible disease. Tim Cook should be spoken about the way he speaks about Steve’s memory.
  6. Steve121178 macrumors 601


    Apr 13, 2010
    Bedfordshire, UK
    I'm sure he would be proud to see the Apple of 2018.
  7. WatchFromAfar macrumors 65816


    Jan 26, 2017
    No ******** dumb stuff about iPhones; those videos can make a man weep: RIP Steve Jobs
  8. indyandy macrumors newbie

    Dec 5, 2016
    Baden, Switzerland
    Well, Steve was a great thinker and entrepreneur but I don’t think he was the humanitarian that Tim Cook is describing him.
  9. Mic'sBook, Oct 5, 2018
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2018

    Mic'sBook macrumors regular

    Feb 20, 2010
    Hong Kong
    I still remember the day when my classmate suddenly tapped on my shoulder in the school library (he knew I was an Apple fan) and turned his (Sony Android) phone to me with this sad piece of news. (By the way, mobile phones were not allowed in school!)

    So I immediately went online with the PC there. First with MacRumors, and then other credible sources and major tech websites... only to find that it was the truth.

    Every now and then I still watch his keynotes and interviews on YouTube. It's a bit surreal to find such a vibrant man dead... You'll be in every Apple fan's heart.
  10. MacWorld78 macrumors 6502


    Jul 25, 2012
    Steve jobs, certainly you enter this world with empty hands and left this world with empty hands. What you did during your time which is incredibly remarkable that no one can do what you can do, certainly you have passed your intelligence and thought to apple which can be used for many years to come.

    Thank you Steve jobs, we love you! You rock my world. Thank you Tim cook for showing some respect regarding Steve Jobs.
  11. kazmac macrumors 604


    Mar 24, 2010
    On the silver scream
    RIP Steve. Thanks for the amazing computers that made me create in new ways.
  12. autrefois macrumors 65816


    Oct 22, 2003
    Somewhere in the USA
    Am I just being cynical, or after 7 years should we just be moving on? Apple wouldn’t be where it is today without Steve, but I don’t think we have to commemorate his death every year.
  13. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    I appreciate the many good things Steve did in technology and the lasting impact he has had in the community.
  14. Beeplance macrumors 68000


    Jul 29, 2012
    Steve - the man who created the best products for his own company, who explained the rationale behind Apple's product decisions, who was convincing on stage, who actually made Apple Keynotes interesting.
  15. rpat701 macrumors regular

    May 25, 2016
    "What it means to serve humanity."...? I would have chosen other words to remember him by. He did little to serve humanity. Building products and a business isn't serving humanity and the greater good...
  16. Piggie macrumors G3


    Feb 23, 2010
    The sad day the Inspirational, Risk taking, Creative, Genius died, and the money grabbing men took over :(
  17. HiVolt macrumors 6502


    Sep 29, 2008
    Toronto, Canada
    I agree. Every 5/10 years will be sufficient to bring back the memory.

    Clearly they're still trying to make sure people remember Steve Jobs, because Apple is much different now.
  18. zoozx macrumors 6502


    Jul 23, 2002

    The crazy ones - BEST AD EVER!

    Apple now is the money grubbers!
  19. ahireasu macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2007
    "Steve showed me—and all of us—what it means to serve humanity,"
    Too bad that even after showing you ,you never did mr.Cook.
  20. ZappBdot macrumors newbie

    Apr 8, 2016
    RIP Steve. You have been a great inspiration to me!
  21. PG(Austin) macrumors regular


    Sep 24, 2004
    Austin, TX
    It's the American way to remember things once a year. We recall with remembrance each year for so many things, it's likely one every day. But I think in this context, it's a very prominent person remembering a friend in a public forum. We don't have a Steve Jobs day, or Steve Jobs Memorial Day each year so technically you are free to only remember him in the amount you feel appropriate. :)
  22. Tech198 macrumors G5

    Mar 21, 2011
    Australia, Perth
  23. supercoolmanchu, Oct 5, 2018
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2018

    supercoolmanchu macrumors regular


    Mar 5, 2012
    He was very private about help he gave to others, took a very personal and hands on approach, but never wanted a shred of public recognition.

    It’s sickening when people assume otherwise, because they expect to see big public declarations and showy humanitarian virtue signaling, rather than actual selfless charity.

    Charity really isn’t, when you’re getting something back for it. A lot of people, famous figures, groups and big business leaders could learn a lot from Steve in this regard.
  24. gim macrumors 6502


    Jul 27, 2014
    I'm not. I think he would be disgusted by several decisions Apple has made over the last 7 years.
  25. ArtOfWarfare macrumors G3


    Nov 26, 2007
    I imagine it'll become less common as fewer people personally knew Jobs are still working at Apple.

    Maybe after the 10th Apple as a whole won't be talking about it for the 11th-14th, and instead individual executives might tweet about him or something, but Apple will bring him back for the 15th, 20th, 25th, 30th, and every decade after that...

    Although IDK. How often does IBM bring up Watson the man? I left the company 4 months before the 60th anniversary of his death.

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