October 05, 2013: The late Steve Jobs was one of the greatest CEO's of our time. Though for my generation, he was so much more. He was an inspirational force, a rebel with a cause, and definitely one of the "craziest ones" of our time who indeed made a difference in how we use computers and mobile devices in our daily lives today. It's so very hard to believe that he's been gone two years. I still miss his presence, showmanship and humor. On this day, we respectfully remember the late, great Steve Jobs.
Our Cover Graphic captures Steve's Craziest iPhone keynote moment which we call the Latte Moment: One of the phone calls that Steve made with the new iPhone on Stage was to a Starbuck's coffee shop. Ring-ring-ring …. "Good morning …Yes, I'd like to order 4,000 lattes to go please. Just kidding …wrong number – Thank You." Oh how we laughed at that one.
Tim Cook's Message to Team Apple 2013
Steve Jobs' Triumphant Return to Apple in 1997
A Decade Later, Steve Jobs Introduced the Revolutionary iPhone
Without a doubt, Steve Jobs' finest professional moment and finest keynote was delivered in 2007 when he introduced the revolutionary iPhone to the world. The iPhone eventually catapulted Apple to being the top tech company on the planet and by doing so, defeated his long-time rival Microsoft. What a day, what a time; an event that will never be forgotten by anyone who witnessed it on the morning of January 7, 2007.
Steve Jobs: "This is a day I've been looking forward to for two and a half years. Every once in a while a revolutionary product comes along that … changes everything. And Apple has been … well first of all, one's very fortunate if you get to just work on one of these in your career. Apple's been very fortunate. It's been able to introduce a few of these into the world. In 1984 we introduced the Macintosh. It didn't just change Apple; it changed the whole computer industry.
In 2001we introduced the first iPod. And, it just didn't change the way we all listen to music – it changed the entire music industry.
Well, today, we're introducing three revolutionary products of this class. The first one is a wide screen iPod with touch controls. The second: is a revolutionary mobile phone. And the third: is a breakthrough internet communications device.
So three things: a widescreen iPod with touch controls, a revolutionary mobile phone and a breakthrough internet communications device. An iPod … a phone … and an internet communicator. An iPod, a phone … are you getting it? These are not three separate devices. This is one device! And we are calling it: iPhone. Today, Apple is going to reinvent the phone. "
An iPod … a Phone … an Internet Communicator
Steve Jobs is missed and will always be missed by those of us who appreciated his passion for the company he co-founded, his desire to find the next great thing and his tenacity to make it happen.
A Look Back at Magic Moments
Our photo compilation was derived from Apple's video tribute to Steve Jobs October 5, 2012.
Norah Jones Remembers Steve with "Forever Young"
On September 23, 2013, CNN reported that the family home where a young Steve Jobs built the first Apple computer may soon become a protected historical site.