CEO Tim Cook has also posted a note, which pays tribute to Steve Jobs:
A message from Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO
Steve’s passing one year ago today was a sad and difficult time for all of us. I hope that today 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 future 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.
Apple visionary Steve Jobs passes away
Steve Jobs passed away on October 5 at the age of 56. At that time, many authors, entrepreneurs, CEOs, etc. paid tribute to the man who revolutionised technology.
GS Choi of Samsung said, “Chairman Steve Jobs introduced numerous revolutionary changes to the information technology industry and was a great entrepreneur. His innovative spirit and remarkable accomplishments will forever be remembered by people around the world.” Mark Zuckerberg said, “Steve, thank you for being a mentor and a friend. Thanks for showing that what you build can change the world. I will miss you.” Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft also shared a few words, “I want to express my deepest condolences at the passing of Steve Jobs, one of the founders of our industry and a true visionary. My heart goes out to his family, everyone at Apple and everyone who has been touched by his work.”
After Jobs' death, Apple held a private memorial for Steve Jobs. It was an employees-only event, and was held in an outdoor amphitheatre at its headquarters in Cupertino. Reportedly, the memorial was attended by former American Vice President and Apple board member, Al Gore, Norah Jones and Coldplay performed at the event. During the service closure, Chris Martin, frontman for Coldplay told everyone to get back to work because that's what Steve himself would have wanted.
This is what Steve Jobs himself had to say about death.
"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything--all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure--these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important."
- Steve Jobs
It has been a year since Steve Jobs has passed away, and time has certainly flown fast. However, where time has flown, memory does not fade. And one thing is for certain, the man who would smile and say, "…and one more thing..." has left a void that is not easy to fill.