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In this combination photo, Steve Jobs, former chief executive officer of Apple Inc., left, unveils the iCloud storage system at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2011 in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Monday, June 6, 2011, while Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple Inc., right, speaks during an event at the company's headquarters in Cupertino, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011.  Bloomberg—Bloomberg via Getty Images

Tim Cook Sent This Email to Apple Employees Ahead of Anniversary of Steve Jobs' Death

Oct 04, 2014

Apple CEO Tim Cook emailed employees Saturday in anticipation of the upcoming third anniversary of Steve Jobs' death, according to several people who work at Apple.

In the internal memo, obtained by 9to5Mac.com, Cook asks Apple employees to reflect on Jobs' life and the way he "made our world better" ahead of Jobs' death anniversary on Sunday. Jobs, Apple's longtime CEO, died Oct. 5, 2011.

Team,

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.

- Tim

Jobs passed away three years ago of complications related to pancreatic cancer after serving as Apple's CEO for nearly 14 years guiding the design of the iPod, iPhone, iPad and numerous Mac computer models.

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