A decade ago today, the technology world was shocked to hear the news of the death of Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple.
Apple releases a video of Steve Jobs on the 10th anniversary of his death
Only 56 years old, after refusing to be treated for cancer to follow alternative natural therapies, Steve Jobs passed away on October 5, 2011.
Apple was at its peak, with the iPhone sweeping sales and the iPad, introduced a year earlier, conquering the tablet market.
On this day in 2011, not only the founder of the richest company in the world passed away, but we lost a technology visionary who revolutionized computers, smartphones, and tablets. Who knows what he could have done with wearables, electric cars, and virtual and augmented reality.
Tim Cook has continued to lead the firm since him, and he’s undoubtedly proven himself to be an excellent CEO and businessman. He took Apple to new stock market heights that were unimaginable a few years ago.
Many miss Steve Jobs’ innovation, but certainly not his shareholders.
The spirit of Steve Jobs is still present at Apple, although his influence is waning as computers and smartphones, the areas where Steve Jobs left his stamp, take a back seat in the company’s business portfolio. Apple is now focusing on the autonomous car, wearables, smart home sectors.
On the tenth anniversary of Steve Jobs’s death, Apple wanted to pay tribute to him by posting on its website an emotional video with the best moments of Steve Jobs in photos, and in the mythical presentations of the first Mac, the first iPhone, and other devices. There is also a statement from his family.
In addition, Tim Cook has sent a letter to all employees, remembering the figure of his friend, to which Bloomberg has had access:
“Steve believed that “people with passion can change the world for the better.” That’s the philosophy that inspired him to create Apple. And it lives in us today. Steve was so many things: brilliant, funny, and wise, a husband, a father, a friend, and, of course, a visionary. He challenged us to see the world not for what it was, but for what it could be. And he helped so many people, myself included, see the same potential in ourselves. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about him.”
Unfortunately, we can only imagine what Steve Jobs would have done with the technology of our time.