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Apple shares memorial to Steve Jobs on 10th anniversary of his death

Apple shares memorial to Steve Jobs on 10th anniversary of his death

Apple is commemorating the death of its co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs with a new short film and a personal statement from the visionary tech executive's family. Jobs died 10 years ago on October 5, 2011, after a hard battle with pancreatic cancer.

The short film - which currently graced Apple's landing page - reminisces the life of Jobs in photos, videos and some of his most iconic quotes, ranging from "the computer is a bicycle to the brain" to the iMac, iPod to the beginning. , and the iPhone.

Apple also published a statement from Jobs' family, shared below:

For a decade now, bereavement and healing have gone together. Our gratitude has become equal to our loss.

Each of us has found our way to solace, but we have come together in a beautiful place of love for Steve, and what he has taught us.

For all of Steve's gifts, it was his strength as a teacher that has endured. He taught us to be open to the beauty of the world, to be curious about new ideas, to look to the next corner, and above all to be humble in our own core mind.

There are many things that we see with his eyes even today, but he also taught himself to see. He gave us the tools to live, and it has served us well.

One of our biggest sources of consolation has been Steve's association with beauty. The sight of something beautiful - a wild hill, a well-made object - reminds us of its soul. Even in his years of suffering, he never lost his faith in the beauty of existence.

Memory is insufficient for what is in our hearts: we remember it deeply. We were blessed to have him as husband and father.

Dell Technologies founder and CEO Michael Dell talks to CNET about his work with Jobs. “You can’t follow the rules and do amazing things. Steve was definitely exceptional in that regard,” Dale says.

Jobs' successor as CEO, Tim Cook, shared his thoughts with Apple employees via a companywide memo obtained by Bloomberg. "[Steve] challenged us to see the world not for what it was, but for what it could be," Cook writes. "I feel so fortunate that we spend our days creating wildly innovative tools that connect people, inspire them to think differently, and empower them to make their dent in the universe as well."

Jobs' close friend, colleague and former Apple chief design officer Jony Ive presented his memories of Jobs yesterday in an editorial for The Wall Street Journal. "My understanding of him refuses to be intuitive or stable," Ive writes. "He truly believed that by creating something useful, empowering and beautiful, we express our love for humanity ... I miss Steve so much and I will always miss not talking with him."

Apple's commemorative video is available to view on its site. To learn more about Jobs and Apple's impact on the world at large, you should listen to the current (fifth) season of Land of the Giants.

Update October 5th, 2:03PM ET: Tim Cook's memo from Bloomberg and a tweet from Cook sharing Apple's memorial were added.

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