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Friday, October 05, 2012, 04:29 am PT (07:29 am ET)

One year after his death, Apple shares video tribute to Steve Jobs [u]

Friday marks one year since the death of Steve Jobs, and Apple marked the occasion by posting a video tribute to its late co-founder and a letter from CEO Tim Cook.

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Update: The tribute is no longer available for viewing on Apple's landing page.

Users who visit apple.com are greeted with a blank white website that simply plays the video, which features black-and-white pictures of Jobs, along with audio clips from some of his greatest speeches and presentations.

The video concludes with the title "Remembering Steve," and the dates marking his birth and death. After it concludes, navigation links to the remainder of the company's website fade in to view, along with a note from Cook, Apple's chief executive.

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Cook's full letter is included below:

A message from Tim Cook, Apple's CEO.

Steve's passing one year ago today was a sad and difficult time for all of us. I hope that today everyone will reflect on his extraordinary life and the many ways he made the world a better place.

One of the greatest gifts Steve gave to the world is Apple. No company has ever inspired such creativity or set such high standards for itself. Our values originated from Steve and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple. We share the great privilege and responsibility of carrying his legacy into the future.

I'm incredibly proud of the work we are doing, delivering products that our customers love and dreaming up new ones that will delight them down the road. It's a wonderful tribute to Steve's memory and everything he stood for.

Tim


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It was exactly one year ago, on Oct. 5, 2011, that Jobs passed away at the age of 56 after a long bout with cancer. He died peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family.