Steve Jobs' Apple memorial to be held on Oct. 19

The loss of Apple's founder Steve Jobs will be recognized in a special ceremony by the company next week. 9to5Mac.com reports that, in an email to Apple employees, its new CEO Tim Cook has announced that the company will hold "a celebration of his life" for Apple employees to attend on Wednesday, October 19 at Apple's worldwide headquarters in Cupertino, California. Cook said more details on the event will be announced later, "including arrangements for employees outside of Cupertino."

In his email, Cook talked about the reactions he has received since Jobs passed away last week at the age of 56. He stated, "Like many of you, I have experienced the saddest days of my lifetime and shed many tears during the past week. But I’ve found some comfort in the extraordinary number of tributes and condolences from people all over the world who were touched by Steve and his genius. And I’ve found comfort in both telling and listening to stories about Steve." While Apple won't be holding any public memorial for Jobs, that hasn't stopped people from dropping by the Cupertino offices and expressing their own feelings about Jobs over the past week.

As we reported on Monday, Jobs' death certificate has been released to the public, revealing that he died of a respiratory arrest due to a "metastatic pancreas neuroendocrine tumor". Jobs had been battling pancreatic cancer for the past several years.

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I would love Steve to just come out on stage and say 'ifooled you suckers'. iPhone 5 next week! iPhone 4S free with contract. iGot Bill Gates to say he missed me immensely. Apple employees sorrow immediately turn to joy, then to anger, then bitten apples turned into missiles.

TRC said,
I don't think there's this much ruckus when a former US president dies.

How many presidents have had the same level of positive impact on people's individual lives?

Phantom Helix said,

How many presidents have had the same level of positive impact on people's individual lives?

Selling shiny consumer gadgets is up there with running a country now? As far as the person goes he treated most people like dirt. He wasn't exactly a philanthropist either. He was just the CEO of a company that sold a product just like many other companies sell. It's very sad when anyone dies but this glorifying him stuff is getting out of hand.

Phantom Helix said,

How many presidents have had the same level of positive impact on people's individual lives?

George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, FDR just spring to mind.

AmazingRando said,

George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, FDR just spring to mind.

^----------- Exactly as he said, what has, apple, do to make a positive impact on individuals life? decreased divorces in the country? established new freedom rights? o wait...

TRC said,
I don't think there's this much ruckus when a former US president dies.

there was a ruckus when any of the presidents have past away while in office, even memorials and such when past presidents pass away, heck, there is memorials and stuff when their wives pass away. let alone Washington, KENNEDY, LINCOLN.

but in all fairness Jobs wasnt acting CEO of Apple when he passed, but he was still the founder, but there wasnt any hubub at all when the founder of Doritos passed away last week

Hell-In-A-Handbasket said,
but there wasnt any hubub at all when the founder of Doritos passed away last week

you have no idea how much I miss Billy Mays!

TRC said,

Selling shiny consumer gadgets is up there with running a country now? As far as the person goes he treated most people like dirt. He wasn't exactly a philanthropist either. He was just the CEO of a company that sold a product just like many other companies sell. It's very sad when anyone dies but this glorifying him stuff is getting out of hand.

Exactly...this glorifying him as some kind of saint is just mind boggling!