Apple posts Steve Jobs tribute video on anniversary of passing

It was a year ago today that Apple's ex-CEO Steve Jobs, passed away after a long battle with cancer. Apple has now posted a tribute video on their website with a message from the current CEO Tim Cook.

"One of the greatest gifts Steve gave to the world is Apple" says Tim Cook. And we have to agree. Love them or hate them Apple's products have always had a powerful emotional impact, and they have changed our lives.

Steve Jobs was partially responsible for these products and his vision and tenacity were what saved Apple from the brink of bankruptcy and transformed the company to one of the most valuable in the world.

Source: Apple.com

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I respect him for what he did to the technology industry, Apple and Pixar but at the end of the day he was a douchebag (Yes I listened to the book).

Can't believe a year just flew by Coincidently, I watched his 1998/1999 keynotes yesterday on a whim; the best salesman the world has ever seen

Edited by RadishTM, Oct 6 2012, 1:13am :

I loved the man, one of the brightest minds of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. But It wasn't Steve alone that saved apple. There was also a MASSIVE loan from none other than Microsoft.

"and his vision and tenacity were what saved Apple from the brink of bankruptcy"

Yeah, his "vision and tenacity," or the Microsoft bailout. One of the two...


Sure, but if Microsoft had decided to take it to court, Apple wouldn't have had the money to do anything in court and would've gone bankrupt. Steve Jobs himself said: “If we kept up our lawsuits, a few years from now we could win a billion-dollar patent suit. You know it, and I know it. But Apple's not going to survive that long if we're at war." So had Gates decided to go "thermonuclear" against Apple, like Apple wants to do against everyone nowadays, the company would've been a minor footnote in history like Commodore is.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/er...e-1997-investment-in-apple/

Microsoft saved Apple initially, yeah. But what good would their investment have been if Apple didn't bounce back and actually do something? Microsoft can't take credit for that. They enabled it, they didn't do it.

Simon said,
Microsoft saved Apple initially, yeah. But what good would their investment have been if Apple didn't bounce back and actually do something? Microsoft can't take credit for that. They enabled it, they didn't do it.
Many people on this site are under the impression that if you throw enough money at it, something will stick to the wall and succeed. Everyone else is based in reality.

I am a Microsoft guy and none the less, I recoginse his contribution and even his mistakes. His mistakes are the proof of his work, since eveyone who tries to create something, will by definition make mistakes.

I consider his loss to be a great one in the IT enviroment.

Jobs was for Apple what Gates was for Microsoft, a face out to the world that people won't forget.
That is marketing, regardless of how many failures they did or not.

I always enjoyed hearing what Steve had to say.. and always enjoyed watching the Apple keynotes despite not having any real enthusiasm for the product. I know he divides opinion but really he was one of the most interesting, complicated, charismatic people in technology and his death was a real loss.

Can't believe it was a year ago either.. crazy

A great tribute. It's shocking how little respect so many people have. I admire the work Steve did, not because he was a perfect human being, but because he loved what he did. And no matter what you think about Apple or any other company, the important thing is that this was a human being - a father, husband, and son - who's life was cut tragically short by an excruciating, debilitating disease. Have a little respect.

ObiWanToby said,
I am impressed that VLC played this embedded video in the browser ...

Indeed, I do not have quicktime installed, I do however have VLC player installed and watched this embedded video using VLC

siah1214 said,
Honoring his memory by using saying screw flash and only using Apple proprietary formats.
Good riddance!
It's called dogfooding and if they didn't do it, it would mean them saying they don't trust their own software. Anyone software company that doesn't dogfood is not worth buying software from.

Redz0ne said,
I want to watch the video but don't want to install QuickTime

Right, I have seen a 'Install Quicktime Plugin' pop-up for quite some time.
Thanks, but I'll wait for it to be uploaded to YouTube.

Not news, not interesting. Apple should buckle down and produce a product that actually works after that they can move on to adding new features that their competition already have.

HoochieMamma said,
I'm more surprised its been a year already? Seems like yesterday...
And already Tim Cook is doing damage. Does feel like it was just yesterday.

ILikeTobacco said,
And already Tim Cook is doing damage. Does feel like it was just yesterday.

Yeah because Jobs never made mistakes right? He's only made a TON in his time. Many failed and poor products were because of him. Even many of the decisions for the latest Apple issues like to drop Google and make their own amazingly bad Maps app would have been made when jobs was around.

I'm not even going to watch this vid because i'm eating my breakfast and it will make me sick. Most overrated douche ever.

NoClipMode said,

Yeah because Jobs never made mistakes right? He's only made a TON in his time. Many failed and poor products were because of him. Even many of the decisions for the latest Apple issues like to drop Google and make their own amazingly bad Maps app would have been made when jobs was around.

I'm not even going to watch this vid because i'm eating my breakfast and it will make me sick. Most overrated douche ever.

The greater a person is, the more mistakes he/she made...... the only way to never make a mistake is to do absolutely nothing. Of course this is a theoretical, or philosophical if you prefer, scenario because in reality we all do things...... and make mistakes.

NoClipMode said,

Yeah because Jobs never made mistakes right? He's only made a TON in his time. Many failed and poor products were because of him. Even many of the decisions for the latest Apple issues like to drop Google and make their own amazingly bad Maps app would have been made when jobs was around.

I'm not even going to watch this vid because i'm eating my breakfast and it will make me sick. Most overrated douche ever.

Please, in the post you are quoting, point out where I said Jobs didn't make mistakes? What the hell is with everyone trying to start arguments by making up things that people never said. Go back to eating your breakfast if you are incapable of having a civil conversation that doesn't require you to boost your self esteem through the use of frivolous arguments.

NoClipMode said,

Yeah because Jobs never made mistakes right? He's only made a TON in his time. Many failed and poor products were because of him. Even many of the decisions for the latest Apple issues like to drop Google and make their own amazingly bad Maps app would have been made when jobs was around.

I'm not even going to watch this vid because i'm eating my breakfast and it will make me sick. Most overrated douche ever.

Name the products steave Made that failed big time that was so bad.

The only products i cant think of that was not so successful but was ok was the G4 Cube Apple TV first generation Maby First Gen Mac Air but beyond that all of the products he envisioned and designed and help carry to consumers hands Failed

Fritzly said,

The greater a person is, the more mistakes he/she made...... the only way to never make a mistake is to do absolutely nothing. Of course this is a theoretical, or philosophical if you prefer, scenario because in reality we all do things...... and make mistakes.

Bloody well said. Comment of the year!