Steve Jobs meant a lot of things to a lot of people, but to employees of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) he was a force of nature. Saturday marks the second anniversary of the tech visionary’s death, but his shadow is still cast over the company he helped found more than three decades ago.
Jobs has not been forgotten by fans of the company or by its critics, but his friends, like current Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) CEO Tim Cook, see him burn most brightly in their memories. Cook sent a note to employees of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) today to mark the anniversary of the death of Steve Jobs, and wrote kind words about the man and the employees.
Apple and Steve Jobs
The letter, which was posted in full by 9to5mac.com earlier today, called Jobs an “amazing human being,” and one that “left the world a better place.” Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) was everything to Jobs and that is remarked upon in Cook’s letter. The CEO says that those at Apple will “continue to honor his memory by dedicating ourselves to the work he loved so much.”
There is most certainly no better way to memorialize the charismatic figure that gave birth to the company. In recent years Americans haven’t exactly had a positive image of the CEOs of major corporations. Steve Jobs was different and he will be remembered as such.
Cook congratulated his employees on their continued memorial of Jobs through their work, saying “There is no higher tribute to his memory. I know that he would be proud of all of you.” Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) employees can rest assured that they are doing the work of Steve Jobs, long after he as departed from this world.
Apple two years on
From internet comment sections to analyst reports the ghost of Steve Jobs still casts a shadow on Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Whenever the company is accused of not being what it used to be, or slowing down, or becoming less innovative, the comparison is made to the company under the reign of Steve Jobs.
iOS7 and the iPhone 5s are releases that could have sprung from his mind. The two have been given incredible reviews, and sales are more impressive than ever. For good or bad Steve Jobs is still at Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). He will likely be there for years to come.