Apple CEO Tim Cook on Friday sent an email to Apple employees to honor the third anniversary of the passing of co-founder Steve Jobs, saying the late tech guru's legacy lives on through their work.
In the note obtained by iClarified, Cook asked Apple team members to reflect on how the products created under Jobs' Apple have impacted not only the technology industry, but the world.
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 died in 2011 at the age of 56 after a long fight with pancreatic cancer.
Earlier this year, on what would be Jobs' birthday in February, Cook posted a pair of quotes to Twitter in remembrance of the late tech luminary, one being the "stay hungry, stay foolish" line taken from a 2005 Stanford University commencement speech.
Since his passing, Jobs has been honored by President Barack Obama, government bodies, schools, commercial airlines, Hollywood and more. An independent biopic starring Ashton Kutcher came out in 2013, but failed to garner critical acclaim. Another Sony-backed project based on Walter Isaacson's biography "Steve Jobs" has been adapted for the big screen by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and is slated to start production soon with director Danny Boyle at the helm.