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Apple Pays Tribute to Steve Jobs on First Anniversary of Death

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Firm replaces Apple.com with tribute video to the co-founder.

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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    dudewitbow , October 5, 2012 8:10 PM
    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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    obsama1 , October 5, 2012 8:17 PM
    ^^^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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    teh_chem , October 5, 2012 8:40 PM
    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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    xpeh , October 5, 2012 8:08 PM
    There goes Zak Islam with his Apple news again...
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    dudewitbow , October 5, 2012 8:10 PM
    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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    obsama1 , October 5, 2012 8:17 PM
    ^^^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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    spartanmk2 , October 5, 2012 8:25 PM
    Wonder if his casket had the same texture and slim design of his products?
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    Kami3k , October 5, 2012 8:30 PM
    Grats Zak, you replaced Wolfgang for the Apple (censored) title.
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    teh_chem , October 5, 2012 8:40 PM
    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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    Dkz , October 5, 2012 8:56 PM
    Liberal art? ah I see they made the prices be liberal "art". Now I get it.
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    sublime2k , October 5, 2012 8:59 PM
    Wow, it's already been a year since that scum died?
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    bllue , October 5, 2012 9:02 PM
    Stevie Jobs gave the world cancer
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    amk-aka-Phantom , October 5, 2012 9:08 PM
    Quote:
    technology alone is not enough -- it's technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities,


    Exactly the source of the problem with Apple. It's technology and ONLY technology that matters. Take your liberal arts and humanities elsewhere.

    sublime2kWow, it's already been a year since that scum died?



    Time flies! :D 

    spartanmk2Wonder if his casket had the same texture and slim design of his products?


    And only one button.

    dudewitbowand 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.


    Exactly, I'm sure no one from the general crowd even knew who he was, but Jobs... sure, he was a "visionary". Unthankful fools.
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    Old_Fogie_Late_Bloomer , October 5, 2012 9:11 PM
    Steve's only real talent was in marketing, so it seems fitting that the "Steve Jobs" brand continues to be refined and polished after his death. He was already quite the cult-leader-like character in life, but as more and more time distances us from his death, people's perceptions of him will be tinted ever rosier...
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    Anonymous , October 5, 2012 9:25 PM
    is his coffin as "closed" as his products you mean?

    :o 
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    g-thor , October 5, 2012 9:32 PM
    Just asking - why is it we mark the death of a person? I would rather celebrate their birth - the beginning of their contributions to life, rather than the end.

    Hey Apple, maybe you could start a new trend - have an event every year on Jobs' birthday; commemorate that instead.

    Whether you like Steve Jobs and/or Apple or not, Jobs had an impact on your life. His name is pretty well known around the world, for good or ill. Mine isn't - sigh.
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    greenrider02 , October 5, 2012 10:12 PM
    dregstudiosSteve Jobs changed the entire world with his visionary revamping of wireless media and communications. He’ll be a name which rings out through history for evolving the way we live, share and communicate. I was compelled to create a portrait of him, now In Memoriam on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com [...] -jobs.html Drop by and tell me how one of the centuries greatest minds affected you.



    Can I downvote your website?
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    Anonymous , October 5, 2012 10:18 PM
    "Steve's only real talent was in marketing, so it seems fitting that the "Steve Jobs" brand continues to be refined and polished after his death. He was already quite the cult-leader-like character in life, but as more and more time distances us from his death, people's perceptions of him will be tinted ever rosier..."

    Don't be so surprised. Remember when Michael Jackson died? He used to be known as a freaky pedo who holed himself up in his ranch doing who-knows-what. After he died, all of his sins were suddenly forgiven and people suddenly fell in love with him again like it was 1982 all over again.

    Jobs died at the height of his career. Do you really expect anything less?
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    greghome , October 5, 2012 10:49 PM
    dregstudiosDrop by and tell me how one of the centuries greatest minds affected you.


    Without Einstein, there won't be nuclear power
    Without Sikorsky, there won't be helicopters
    Without Von Braun, there won't be rockets to the moon
    Without Frank Whittle, there won't be jet engines
    Without Dennis Ritchie, there won't be C++
    without Stephen Hawkings, there won't be much understanding about Black Holes
    Without Howard Hughes, America's aviation industry, particularly militarily wouldn't be as advanced.



    so.....tell me......where does Steve Jabs come in the list of great people of the past century ?
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    teh_chem , October 5, 2012 11:07 PM
    g-thorWhether you like Steve Jobs and/or Apple or not, Jobs had an impact on your life. His name is pretty well known around the world, for good or ill. Mine isn't - sigh.

    Replace "Steve Jobs" with the name "Hitler" and your statement is still the same. Having an impact on life doesn't imply goodness. It doesn't make Hitler a good guy. Note--I'm not saying that SJ was anything like Hitler, but he was also no angel, and one should often ask oneself, "was the abuse that the man dished out, the hell he put so many people through who only wanted to do their job and support their family, worth it to have an MP3 player or a smartphone just to satisfy his over-developed ego?" My answer is "no."

    The actions and behaviors taken by SJ during his life are not analogous with actions that define great people. I don't care how awesome of a phone or mp3 player he helped produce, or that he was able to participate in negotiations to have the music industry on-board with digital distribution of songs. Do the ends always justify the means? Is anything acceptable if it leads to a successful result? My answer is "no."
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    sublime2k , October 5, 2012 11:18 PM
    dregstudiosSteve Jobs changed the entire world with his visionary revamping of wireless media and communications. He’ll be a name which rings out through history for evolving the way we live, share and communicate. I was compelled to create a portrait of him, now In Memoriam on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com [...] -jobs.html Drop by and tell me how one of the centuries greatest minds affected you.

    He didn't change shit, let alone THE WAY WE LIVE. He just made shiny overpriced gadgets.
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