Time moves rather quickly when you stop to think about it. It's hard to imagine that it's already been one year since the passing of Steve Jobs. Even with his passing, it's been business as usual at Apple as the company released the new iPad and iPhone 5 this year to stellar reviews and sales. Even so, Apple has taken time out to honor the life and achievements of its most famous founder.
People who visit the Apple Web site today will be greeted with a video memorial that celebrates the life of Steve Jobs. It covers all the major achievements of Jobs' life including the launch of the iMac, the iPod, and the iPhone.
Current CEO Tim Cook also shared his personal tribute to the Apple co-founder:
Steve's passing one year ago was a sad and difficult time for all of us. I hope that 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 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. - Tim
Apple is celebrating the life of Steve Jobs today, but others have been looking back on his achievements for the past week. In fact, a futurist talk from Jobs that was thought to have been lost was recently uncovered and shared with the world this week. Even if it's a little creepy, a Chinese company has also paid tribute with a wax replica of Jobs.
Others may share stories or pay tribute to Jobs today, but Apple sure has the classiest tribute of them all. I'm sure Jobs would be pleased with its simplicity and matter of fact nature. It's already been a year since his passing, but the effect Jobs had on the tech world will be felt for quite some time.