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Tim Cook pays tribute to Steve Jobs on anniversary of Apple co-founder’s death

Steve Jobs died a year ago today. Go over that in your head for a moment. Remember all those tributes? Think about where Apple’s gone as a company since the passing of its iconic leader.

A year on, the person leading the tributes to the innovator who helped build Apple up from the ground — and revive its flagging fortunes after a decade in exile — was his successor Tim Cook.

A video tribute to Jobs, which appears on Apple’s home page today, is followed by a letter from the Cupertino-based giant’s current CEO.

Ordinarily I would take extracts from the letter before posting the full text. Today, all I’m going to say is, read it:

The video should play fine if you’re on a Mac. If you’re on a PC, saving it and running through VLC might be a better option. Once the video has finished playing in your browser, Cook’s letter appears and the rest of the site becomes accessible again.

It’s a great video and, for our money, beats wearing a turtleneck today.

Author | Stuart Thomas

Stuart Thomas
Stuart Thomas joined the Burn Media team in 2011 while finishing off an MA in South African Literature. Eager to prove his geek credentials, he allowed himself to be thrown in the deep and did his best to stay afloat. When not fused with his keyboard, you can find... More
  • AgNO3

    I feel like the author forgets that 90% of the Watch was done under jobs. I just see no reason to want a watch that is attached to my phone an doesn’t do much without also having the phone. Other might thats fine, I don’t. I don’t want to take my phone and my watch to the beach or the gym. Is this a good start? Sure. Personally if I wanted a square watch I would go back to 2003 and get one from Hermes