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Tim Cook reflects on the third anniversary of Steve Jobs’ death in an email to Apple employees

Tim Cook reflects on the third anniversary of Steve Jobs’ death in an email to Apple employees

October 3, 2014

Nearing the third anniversary of Steve Jobs’ death, current Apple CEO Tim Cook emailed employees to reflect on the day.

Here’s the complete email, via 9to5Mac:

Sunday will mark the third anniversary of Steve’s passing. I’m sure that many of you will be thinking of him on that day, as I know I will.

I hope you’ll take a moment to appreciate the many ways Steve made our world better. Children learn in new ways thanks to the products he dreamed up. The most creative people on earth use them to compose symphonies and pop songs, and write everything from novels to poetry to text messages. Steve’s life’s work produced the canvas on which artists now create masterpieces.

Steve’s vision extended far beyond the years he was alive, and the values on which he built Apple will always be with us. Many of the ideas and projects we’re working on today got started after he died, but his influence on them — and on all of us — is unmistakable.

Enjoy your weekend, and thanks for helping carry Steve’s legacy into the future.

– Tim

Cook also recently took time to discuss Jobs’ legacy during an interview with Charlie Rose:

“Where was Steve in all this?” Rose asks. “Well, he’s in my heart, and he’s deep in Apple’s DNA,” Cook replies. “His spirit will always be the foundation of the company.” He then says that Jobs’ office still stands as it was, as do Jobs’ principles championing innovation and simplicity.

Here’s the portion of the interview about Jobs. Click here if you can’t see it.

For other news today, see: Apple’s media event on Oct. 16 will feature new iPads, OS X Yosemite and more, Apple seeks trademark for new Passbook icon in iOS 8, and Chinese reservations for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus now top 4 million.

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