One of Apple‘s founders and CEO, Steve Jobs passed away today, 10 years ago. Steve is one man who shaped Apple to be what it is today. Jobs was the man behind the original iPhone, iPod, Mac, MacBook, and everything else that Apple made along the way.
Apple has made a special homepage to commemorate his death anniversary with some of his pictures, a note from his family, and a short video that shows his best moments at Apple.
Apple’s former design chief Jony Ive has also written a special note to his lost friend for the Wall Street Journal.
The Jobs family said the following:
“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.”
Steve will be missed forever, for he shaped today’s smartphones and created one of the world’s biggest tech companies!