Apple and Tim Cook pay tribute to Steve Jobs on the anniversary of his death
stars Ashton Kutcher as the iconic executive and covers his life from 1971 to 2000. During that time period, Jobs met Steve Wozniak, the pair started Apple and the PC era began. This film will not cover the years during which Apple released the Apple iPod, the Apple iPhone and the Apple iPad.
The more recent period of success that Steve Jobs had in life will be included in a second movie written by Adam Sorkin who is known for penning "The West Wing" for television and "The Social Network" for the big screen. Two ER alumni, George Clooney and Noah Wyle are said to be up for the role. Wyle has already played Jobs int television movie "Pirates of Silicon Valley." This film is expected to cover the the years during which Apple released the Apple iPhone and continue through the release of the Apple iPad and through the death of the executive.
In addition to the tribute letter written by Tim Cook, a video was also put up on Apple's web site which you can view below (you might need to be patient while it loads!)
1. mercorp (Posts: 990; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)
Like I said,please offer your unbiased condolences too...
2. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
I'm beginning to diSliKe Ashton Kutcher more and more.
3. Afterlife737 (Posts: 3; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)
iRemember Steve Jobs introducing the iPad 1. Gen............
RiP Steve you may continue making Heaven a better place....
6. Peter27 (Posts: 233; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
before you go to heaven it will be all digital, with apple the only option there.
12. Doakie (Posts: 1543; Member since: 06 May 2009)
I don't mean to be a downer, and I'm being totally respectful towards Steve's death as well as all his successes in life. But you guys do realize Steve was a Buddhist, so if Jesus was accurate in his statement that "the only way to heaven is through me" Steve wouldn't end up in Christian heaven.
On top of that Buddhists don't believe in heaven in a simple "better place with God" style as Christians do. Their upper levels of existence are less physical that the human world, therefore I'm pretty sure computers, tablets and smartphones don't exist there. :-) Here's a quote from a site explaining Buddhist levels of existence.
"Above the human plane are the Deva and Brahma planes. As the level of plane becomes higher, more subtle is the state of existence and longer is the life span.
The Devas have physical forms which are composed of more subtle material than that in the human plane. They enjoy a life of great sense pleasure and may possess supernormal powers.
The Brahma planes are described as form and formless states. In the formless states, the beings are devoid of any material bodies. They transcends all physical sensations and are said to exist in a state of equanimity. "
Either way let's all just agree that we hope he's in a better place and we're thankful for his contribution to the computer, tablet, and smartphones industries. Steve you will go down in the history books.
Posted from my Galaxy S 3(not a fanboy)
15. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)
Thank you for your comment. Unlike 98% of PA comments (mine here included) that just take up space and have no weight, your comment was very much worth reading.
23. Peter27 (Posts: 233; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
305Bucko - in my opinion comments like yours are the best here.
epic comment btw, well done sir
22. Peter27 (Posts: 233; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
wow. I can't believe what an answer I got for my post where I just tried to joke a bit.
this will make me think 10x before making any jokes around next time.
28. MeoCao (unregistered)
Have you heard about Nirvana?
4. theBankRobber (Posts: 649; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)
So we now celebrate the death dates of people? Man that's great,2 party's every year if you die. 1 for your birthday and 1 for your death day.
13. bucky (Posts: 1807; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
A severely flawed human being wouldn't make the impact he did.
You on the other hand seem to take this phone stuff to a while other level.
8. structureman116 (Posts: 136; Member since: 14 Sep 2010)
It is funny how I can despise and hate Apple for their constant state of litigation related to the iphone, yet at the same time have nothing but the utmost respect for Tim Cook and Apple for this great tribute to their fallen king! Rest in peace, Steve!
9. medicci37 (Posts: 887; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
How about a tribute 2 all the dead foxconn employees ? These phones don't just make themselves.
10. theBankRobber (Posts: 649; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)
Hahahaha LMFAO that's just so damn funny..... and its so true at the same time
16. r41nier (Posts: 69; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)
Foxconn should do that. It's their employees.
11. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Talking about Apple, Steve Jobs was really good marketing specialist but nothing more! And now Apple just artificially increasing hype about Steve Jobs personality because they want to mystify people in order to attract more attention...
17. Droiddoes (unregistered)
Right? He was a good salesman, but an absolutely despicable human being. I shall continue to not mourn his passing.
18. Droiddoes (unregistered)
I bet he's selling satan an ipod while he's burning in Hell.
24. Peter27 (Posts: 233; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
Satan: Steve where the hell are we? this is all because of your apple maps idea. I should have stick with google maps. thus would never happen!
if you can't take a joke, feel free to thumb me down, I really don't care.
19. Droiddoes (unregistered)
Just noticed THREE articles on this crap in less than an hour. He's dead, the end. iphonearena.com indeed
20. Evil.Bunny (Posts: 41; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)
As my tribute to Steve...i am going to dislike every comment against him...and like every comment for him....
even though i hate apple...and the iphone....i truely respect steve jobs....he revolutionised the tech industry, not only with the iphone and the ipad which drove other market players to make new and better phones and tablets, but most people also forget that Steve is also the man behind Pixar....
He was a true visionary no matter what way you look at it...
21. theBankRobber (Posts: 649; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)
So did u dislike my comment because I said its a twice a year celebration? Hey if you celebrate the birth and death of someone then that's OK with me but don't tumbsdown me for stating the truth. NOBODY says hey someone died today lets always make it that day they died. How about the day they made it better
25. jibraihimi (Posts: 708; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)
Whatever Mr. Jobs was in this world, but one thing is sure he was too good at whatever he did.......whether it was marketing his products, introducing new products or making old products in different way, he did everything with perfection, mesmmerising everybody by his presentation and making people go mad after his products. He was True visionary, whether you all agree with me or not, but this man really changed the smartphone industry................. He will always live among us through his products................ And I don't understand everybody's hate for this man......??? If he was bad because he wanted his company to be successful, then my friends every fortune 500 companies are led by more evil people than him, corporate world is full of evil people............ Don't think that Google, samsung or any other companies heads are saints, they must have done more evil things than him, but maybe we must not be knowing about it.
If you hate him that doesn't mean, you should be disrespectfull to him even in his death. Humanity doesn't teaches us this.............. So please my friends for a moment leave your hatred aside, and think for a moment what he did for IT industry, and pay him homage whicg h every respectable person deserve from respectable human being.............. RIP Steve, may you be revolutionizing and making the heaven more tech oriented................)
26. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
the readers here are SAD... you guys LOVE android sooooooo much that you can't scroll pass an article reverencing a man's death...
if i could suggest something PhoneArena... i would say in certain news articles it would probably be best to lock the comments. there's no need for it to be open for people to disrespect someone's life... yeah HATE the product HATE the business practices but draw the line when it comes to life...
27. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
this just show how evil people are! the guys is dead but you still make fun of him?
PLEASE RESPECT!! where's your manners???
do you like people wishing you to die and burn to hell?
come on people!! stop being rude!