Apple CEO Tim Cook has paid tribute to company founder Steve Jobs ahead of the third anniversary of the mastermind’s passing.
With Jobs’ life having been cut short by cancer on October 5, 2011, Cook has remembered the iPod, Mac and iPad creator in an open letter to all Apple employees.
Outlining Jobs’ continuing legacy, Cook’s comments come as Apple pushes into new markets and projects started after the passing of the company’s longstanding talismanic leader.
Although Jobs played no direct role in the creation of devices such as the Apple Watch, Cook has said his influence and ideals continue to shape the direction of the world’s leading tech giant.
Cook’s full letter of remembrance, sent to all Apple staff, read:
“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 unmistakeable.
“Enjoy your weekend, and thanks for helping carry Steve’s legacy into the future.
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