During the Apple iPhone 4S' unveiling event back in October 4th, 2011, many within the gathered audience had hoped for a surprise visit by Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs, then gravely ill with pancreatic cancer. That wasn't to be as Jobs passed away the next day at age 56 only. To mark the 2nd anniversary of his passing, Apple CEO Tim Cook penned an email to Apple employees all over the world in remembrance of not just a leader, a mentor, and visionary, but a friend.
Tomorrow marks the second anniversary of Steve’s death. I hope everyone will reflect on what he meant to all of us and to the world. Steve was an amazing human being and left the world a better place.
I think of him often and find enormous strength in memories of his friendship, vision and leadership. He left behind a company that only he could have built and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple. We will continue to honor his memory by dedicating ourselves to the work he loved so much. There is no higher tribute to his memory. I know that he would be proud of all of you.
The following was a video created by Apple and broadcasted on October 1st, 2012 to mark the 1st anniversary of Steve Jobs' death…