On the Apple homepage this morning, a remembrance Steve of Jobs’ passing one year ago, on October 5, 2011, from Apple CEO Tim Cook:
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.
’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.
GigaOM has a roundup of other remembrances.
Mashable on Apple’s emergence from Steve’s long shadow:
Apple is not worse off without Steve and it’s not better, either. It’s a technology company in transition. Cook is honoring Jobs’ legacy. Things are still being done the “Apple Way” (which was Jobs’ way). The secrecy remains, the culture is unchanged and the focus on a relatively small set of core products continues. The insistence that Apple creates unique products which are, by their very nature, a level above everything else on the market is still there. When I asked Cook what he liked best about the new iPhone 5, he didn’t bother to pick out a feature and instead answered “the iPhone.”
The Apple homepage opens with a touching 1-minute, 45-second video. Worth watching.