One year ago today, one of the greatest innovators of our time passed away: Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.
Apple is commemorating the one year anniversary of Jobs’ death with a two-minute photo slideshow that includes audio commentary from Jobs. At the end, a letter from Apple CEO Tim Cook reads,
Steve’s passing one year ago today was a sad and difficult time for all of us. I hope that today everyone will re?ect on his extraordinary life and the many ways he made the world a better place.
One of the greatest gifts Steve gave to the world is Apple. No company has ever inspired such creativity or set such high standards for itself. Our values originated from Steve and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple. We share the great privilege and responsibility of carrying his legacy into the future.
I’m incredibly proud of the work we are doing, delivering products that our customers love and dreaming up new ones that will delight them down the road. It’s a wonderful tribute to Steve’s memory and everything he stood for.
Since Jobs’ death, Apple has introduced the iPhone 4S, the MacBook Pro with Retina display and the iPhone 5. By the end of this month, we could also see a brand new — and smaller — iPad, dubbed the iPad Mini.
There’s currently a movie in the works starring That 70s Show and Two and a Half Men star Ashton Kutcher, who portrays Jobs. That film was initially supposed to be done filming this year, but there has yet to be any kind of update on its status at this point.
After Jobs’ death, former Time writer Walter Isaacson published and released his biography on Jobs, appropriately titled, “Steve Jobs.”
For the past year, Apple has given customers an opportunity to share their thoughts about Jobs and send messages of sympathy to the Apple family and Jobs’ biological family.