Apple Pays Tribute to Steve Jobs on First Anniversary of Death

To mark the one-year anniversary of Steve Jobs' death, Apple has replaced its home page with a tribute video to the iconic co-founder.

The 1-minute, 45-second video consists of black-and-white still images, as well as quotes from Jobs, who died on October 5, 2011 after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer.

"It's in Apple's DNA that technology alone is not enough -- it's technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the result that makes our heart sing and nowhere is that more true than in these post-PC devices," Jobs' can be heard saying in the footage, which is a quote stemming from the iPad 2 release a year ago.

The video also depicts some of Apple's best inventions that were overseen by Jobs such as the iPhone, iMac and iPod.

Accompanying the footage is a letter from current Apple CEO Tim Cook, who replaced Jobs as chief executive after he stepped down months before his death.

Steve's passing one year ago today was a sad and difficult time for all of us. I hope that today everyone will reflect 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 same 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.
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  • and while some people mourn for Steve, the death of Dennis Ritchie(heavy hand in C language and Unix OS, which OSX and Linux roots from), a week later is overshadowed and forgotten by the general public.
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  • ^^^While Steve Jobs was important, it's pretty sad that Dennis Ritchie's death was forgotten. Without his work on UNIX, Apple would not be here today.
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  • Of course, condolences to the family and friends of anyone who passes away, but throughout my learning about Steve Jobs life (biography, various essays and articles, etc.), I can't think of one redeeming quality about him that makes me mourn his passing. I don't care how much he allegedly pushed an industry. He lived his life as a rude, mean, selfish child who bullied people to get what his ego demanded. That is something that should be condemned, not celebrated.
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  • There goes Zak Islam with his Apple news again...
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  • and while some people mourn for Steve, the death of Dennis Ritchie(heavy hand in C language and Unix OS, which OSX and Linux roots from), a week later is overshadowed and forgotten by the general public.
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  • who cares.
    p.s.: op is a moron
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