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Apple to hold celebration of Steve Jobs for employees Wed., Oct. 19

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook has reportedly sent out an e-mail to his employees informing them of a private celebration of the life of the late Steve Jobs next Wednesday, Oct. 19.

Cook allegedly shared the date in the e-mail, which was obtained by MacGeneration on Monday. The private gathering will take place at 10 a.m. Pacific in the outdoor theater on Apple's corporate campus in Cupertino, Calif.

Cook said that while the last week has been tough for himself and others, they have found comfort in both telling and listening to stories about the company's late CEO. He said that he has also been touched by the numerous tributes to Jobs that have appeared since he died last Wednesday.

"Although many of our hearts are still heavy, we are planning a celebration of his life for Apple employees to take time to remember the incredible things Steve achieved in his life and the many ways he made our world a better place," the purported e-mail from Cook reads.

Jobs was laid to rest in a small, private ceremony held on Friday. While next week's event is for employees at the company's headquarters, neither Apple nor the Jobs family plans to hold a public memorial.

However, Apple has asked that customers send their own stories, messages and condolences regarding Jobs to a special e-mail address: rememberingsteve@apple.com.

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The full note reportedly sent by Cook to Apple employees is included below:

Team,

Like many of you, I have experienced the saddest days of my lifetime and shed many tears during the past week. But I've found some comfort in the extraordinary number of tributes and condolences from people all over the world who were touched by Steve and his genius. And I've found comfort in both telling and listening to stories about Steve.

Although many of our hearts are still heavy, we are planning a celebration of his life for Apple employees to take time to remember the incredible things Steve achieved in his life and the many ways he made our world a better place. The celebration will be held on Wednesday, October 19, at 10am in the outdoor amphitheater on the Infinite Loop campus. We'll have more details on AppleWeb closer to the date, including arrangements for employees outside of Cupertino.

I look forward to seeing you there.

Tim