Apple commemorated the tenth death anniversary of Steve Jobs on Tuesday, October 5, by transforming its website homepage with a letter signed by Steve Jobs’ family and a short video entitled ‘Celebrating Steve’.
The statement from the Jobs family says:
For a decade now, mourning and healing have gone together.
Our gratitude has become as great as our loss.
Each of us has found his or her own path to consolation,
but we have come together in a beautiful place of love
for Steve, and for what he taught us.
For all of Steve’s gifts, it was his power as a teacher that has endured. He taught us to be open to the beauty of the world, to be curious around new ideas, to see around the next corner, and most of all to stay humble in our own beginner’s mind.
There are many things we still see through his eyes, but he also
taught to look for ourselves. He gave us equipment for living,
and it has served us well.
One of our greatest sources of consolation has been our association of Steve with beauty. The sight of something beautiful — a wooded hillside, a well‑made object — recalls his spirit to us. Even in his years of suffering, he never lost his faith in the beauty of existence.
Memory is inadequate for what is in our hearts: we miss him profoundly. We were blessed to have him as husband and father.
The video, which Apple described as a tribute to Steve Jobs and a celebration of his life and his extraordinary vision, has now been shared on their official YouTube channel for everyone to view.
Nearly 3 minutes long, the video gives us a glimpse back to some of the memorable moments in Steve’s career, including the introduction of the first-ever Mac in 1984, the iMac G3 in 1998, the iPod in 2001, the launch of the first-generation iPhone in 2007, and the announcement of the MacBook Air in 2008.
The music used in the video is Juliet’s Dream by Abel Korzeniowski.
The impact that Steve Jobs made on Apple on its success have been well documented over the past decade, and today the entrepreneur is revered highly in the world of tech. He was considered as one of the greatest inventors of the last century.
Steve Jobs passed away October 5, 2011 at age 56.