Two years ago this Saturday, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs succumbed to pancreatic cancer. Less than two weeks before his death, Jobs resigned as CEO of Apple and the company named Tim Cook as the new CEO. It wasn’t really a surprise appointment, as Cook had been serving as active CEO since Jobs took a leave a absence in January of 2011.
In his time as CEO, Tim Cook has led Apple through the launch of the new iPad, allegations of worker mistreatment at various overseas factories, and the debuts of the iPhone 5, iPad Mini, and iPhone 5C and 5S.
And he thinks that Steve Jobs would be proud of his team.
9to5Mac obtained a letter Cook sent out to Apple employees on the eve of the 2nd anniversary of Steve Jobs’ passing. Here’s what he had to say:
Tomorrow marks the second anniversary of Steve’s death. I hope everyone will reflect on what he meant to all of us and to the world. Steve was an amazing human being and left the world a better place.I think of him often and find enormous strength in memories of his friendship, vision and leadership. He left behind a company that only he could have built and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple. We will continue to honor his memory by dedicating ourselves to the work he loved so much. There is no higher tribute to his memory. I know that he would be proud of all of you.
No word on what Apple will do to honor Jobs on Saturday. Here’s what they did last year:
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