steve jobs

Tim Cook sent a memo to Apple employees this afternoon, asking them to keep Steve Jobs in their thoughts as they head into the weekend. Sunday will mark the third anniversary of the passing of the company’s highly revered visionary, and Cook asks that staffers reflect on the “many ways Steve made our world better.”

Here’s the full email, courtesy of 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 unmistakeable.

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

Jobs has been on the minds of Apple employees and others quite a bit lately, as the company unveiled its first major new product without the charismatic co-founder last month. In a recent interview, Cook said that Steve’s office is still on the 4th floor of Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, and his name’s still on the door.

[9to5Mac]

  • El Matador

    Stay hungry. Stay foolish. RIP Steve

  • Adam

    It’s sad that all of the projects that they are working on today got started after he died.. RIP Steve.

    • hmm you don’t even know that you are only assuming it… There is no way to know 100% that these projects weren’t in fact started by him long ago.

      • Steve said “nobodies going to buy a big phone” or something along those lines so Apple definitely didn’t think of the iPhone 6 plus back then and the iWatch as we already know is all Tim Cook…

      • People views can change Im sure Steve would have realized that. The fact that bigger phones are selling proves he was wrong. As far as the Apple watch goes its really hard to tell if he had plans to produce one or not. Apple had iPhone and iPad prototypes dating back to 2005 so we truly have no idea.

      • Matt

        Tim Cook said in an interview that the watch project was started in October 2011, shortly after steve’s death

      • @dongiuj

        Unless he works at apple at a very high position but isn’t going to tell is that. And if he does, can he confirm that he works there at that position is the question?

      • lol I don’t think so. Hard to confirm anything the deceased had plans for..

    • Mike Colacone Saal

      Not all…Steve said he cracked the television and we have yet to see that so I’m sure his foundation will be on that

  • Rest in peace, I will always stay hungry. We misses you.

    • TheShade247

      Just buy Mac iPhone and Ipad in one month, you’ll defiantly stay hungry!

  • Frank Anthony

    I miss that very man that made me believe that I can do anything in this world. Death is very likely the single best invention of Life

    RIP Steve

  • NeftyCorrea

    RIP STEVE JOBS if it wasn’t for you and your hard work APPLE wouldn’t be where its at Today THANK YOU FOR THIS AMAZING CREATION !

    • Guest

      he said no to most of the big products that are selling like hotcakes today. he was wrong more than he was right.

      • Chris Gaunt

        You judge people by their accomplishments not failures.

        “I haven’t failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” ~ Thomas Edison.

      • NeftyCorrea

        yea i know about that but if apple was never was founded we probably be stuck with shitty phones like samsung and more. apple took a big step with the big Phones but look how much they sold 10 million in 3 days. its not that apple didn’t want sell big phones they gave the customers what they wanted Bigger SCREENS and DAMN its looks Good with a apple logo behind it.

  • Laszlo Gaspar

    It’s odd, I’m just a fan but I feel sad at his passing despite having never met him.

  • iRy757

    Just got to work and read this email, very bitter sweet. I’m blessed to be part of the culture he created. Every time I’m on the floor helping people I think of his vision and it empowers me to be the best I can be.

    • Guest

      lol come on “empowers me”. Quit idolizing a dude in hell

  • ShawnTXDFW

    Makes me wish I could work for Apple. RIP Steve. You are missed.

  • onesimpleclik

    Rest in Peace Steve, your sorely missed <3

  • snipershot325

    lol…

    • @dongiuj

      His face always looks very devious to me. No disrespect to all the fans/followers/disciples what ever people call people so fond of a singular tech company. I believe, in Japan, they call these people オタク (nerd/geek) or マニア (maniac). But anyway, very shifty look on his face it looks to me.

      • Guest

        disciples is right. worship their dead god who resides in hell

      • @dongiuj

        Hell? I wouldn’t go that far.

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  • Rick Kreuk

    I’ll remember Steve Jobs by only using iDevices running iOS 6 or lower.

    • @dongiuj

      What about if you see a picture of him? Would you remember him then?

  • Waleed

    RIP Steve Jobs.
    Love you! love the way u just changed the world!

  • שלו

    RIP Steve Jobs.

    Tim Cock is great.