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Steve Jobs' 60th birthday remembered by Tim Cook

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Tim Cook remembers Steve Jobs on what would have been his 60th birthday

Tim Cook remembers Steve Jobs on what would have been his 60th birthday

Apple CEO Tim Cook took time out Tuesday during a trip to Germany, to remember what would have been Steve Jobs' 60th birthday. Cook sent out a tweet that read "Remembering Steve, who would have turned 60 today." Quoting the Apple co-founder, Cook wrote "The only way to do great work is to love what you do." A picture of Jobs was added to the bottom of the tweet.

Apple's current CEO is visiting German tabloid Bild, which is known for its nude covers. Rival paper Der Spiegel calls it "a daily dose of high-resolution soft porn." It is unclear what kind of business Apple has with Bild. Cook is believed to be on his way to Israel to introduce a new R&D center that Apple has built in the country. It will reportedly house 1000 workers who came to Apple via the acquisitions of flash memory manufacturer Anobit  and motion sensing firm PrimeSense.

Jobs died on October 5th, 2011 after losing a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born on February 24th, 1955. Apple was officially created on April 1st 1976 and went public on December 12th, 1980 creating 300 millionaires. That is a record for an IPO that still stands today. His estate remains the largest stockholder of Disney, obtained in the entertainment company's purchase of Pixar.

source: @tim_cook via AppleInsider

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posted on 24 Feb 2015, 11:57

1. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2184; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


300M? impressive. How many billionaires did they create?

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 12:08 3

2. cripton805 (Posts: 1464; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


This is clearly a cult.

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 12:12 2

3. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2236; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Why, because they remembered the founder of the company who died 4 years ago? So, any remembrance of anyone who is dead signifies a cult?

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 12:17 1

4. Iodine (Posts: 1372; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


You know, it's Apple it has to be bad.

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 12:24 1

5. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Nice way to disrespect someone. How proud are you?

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 12:29 5

6. cripton805 (Posts: 1464; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


Steve Jobs was a DBag. To his coworkers, family, first daughter, and probably a lot of other people. The factories that make apple products meeting very low work standards. His early life consisted of using plenty of drugs.

Also the maniacal rages against Android.
Which would have also applied to Microsoft.

Tim Cook seems a lot more reasonable and has made much better changes to Apple. Investors weren't to convinced at the start, but they came back and he made all of the right decisions for the best.

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 12:31 8

7. cripton805 (Posts: 1464; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


I have no respect for Steve Jobs. Very proud actually.

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 12:52 3

9. AppleCultist (banned) (Posts: 335; Member since: 18 Feb 2015)


The problem with Tim Cook is that he lacks the used car salesman talent that Steve Jobs had.

Just take a look at the iWatch: Their watch looks like dogshit that no one will buy. Where's the excitement like when the first iPhone was released?
If it were Steve Jobs, you'd have a whole line of Applesexuals raving about it in the phonearena comments section because Steve Jobs was such a talent at fleecing the flock to buy their dogshit.

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 16:08 1

22. lyndon420 (Posts: 4840; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Oh just wait...every iPhone user will suddenly need an a-watch when it gets released regardless if they need it or not.

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 23:13

31. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


LOL, I'm the same way. Don't care that he is dead, doesn't change the fact that the guy was a jerk.

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 01:19

33. cripton805 (Posts: 1464; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


I mean, I wasn't his fan when he was alive. Why would I be a hypocrite and pay respect to a man that was such an awful person. He wasn't a demon like Hitler or Saddam, but he wasn't so nice. If it's all been propaganda lies against him, then I will apologize someday. Until then, I will continue to assume based on the treatment of his first daughter. That was horrible until he finally acknowledged her. Dead beat dad. Even if a man can't financially support his kids, nothing can replace the love a man can give.

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 12:50 4

8. AppleCultist (banned) (Posts: 335; Member since: 18 Feb 2015)


Yes, Apple. Invest more in other countries like South Korea, Japan and Israel.

In the US, you've only created an army of low pay, $10/hour customer service reps.

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 12:57

10. Commentator (Posts: 3713; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Welcome to the global economy.

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 13:01 4

11. AppleCultist (banned) (Posts: 335; Member since: 18 Feb 2015)


But Apple is supposed to be a US company, yet they hardly spend anything here.

Most of the money that they make goes to South Korean companies to buy memory tech, screen tech, fab tech, and other tech, which creates high-paying engineering jobs in their country.
Apple barely spends anything here aside from customer service.

Their mantra is, "Made in China. Designed in Cupertino."
Should be, "Made in China. Designed in Cupertino using South Korean Tech. Hardly invests any money in the US."

Americans like to brag about how much money Apple makes and has, but that means nothing if Apple isn't investing it in the US.

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 14:00 1

17. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2236; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Yeah, that's why they keep taking everyone else's engineers. You should probably not type anything else to keep from further enhancing your image as a moron.

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 14:27

19. AppleCultist (banned) (Posts: 335; Member since: 18 Feb 2015)


Apple doesn't do any real R&D.

Most of it is just testing out what other companies already have. Apple hired Samsung engineers to know how Samsung's technology work so that they can streamline their product developments.

The most recent acquisition that Apple made was some engineer from Samsung's battery division. Apple is not going to make a new battery tech. They hired him to know how Samsung's battery tech works so that they can use Samsung's battery tech in future devices.
Apple's R&D is abysmally low, so to expect them to make tech breakthroughs is asking too much. Their R&D is just buying tech from other companies and seeing which parts they like.
IE. They'll buy screen tech from Samsung, LG and JD and see which display is the best and go with it in the main product release.

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 13:06

12. TimCook (banned) (Posts: 450; Member since: 23 Oct 2014)


Steve Jobs was the king of tech world..
He wasn't just a CEO he was a celebrity.

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 13:08 4

13. AppleCultist (banned) (Posts: 335; Member since: 18 Feb 2015)


Steve Jobs was a good used car salesman. That was his only talent.

Oh, and being a delusional prick.

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 13:25 2

16. Scott93274 (Posts: 5218; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


The man was also heavily into acid, and had it not been for his ego, would probably still be alive today if he actually sought out legitimate medical help early into his diagnosis. That being said, he is the reason why Apple is relevant in today's world, and the reason why Pixar survived long enough to make Toy Story. I am grateful for the man.

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 05:56 1

36. yoosufmuneer (Posts: 1518; Member since: 14 Feb 2015)


But he was far better than the person your profile represent.

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 13:17

14. darkkjedii (Posts: 23406; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


RIP Steve, the tech world misses you.

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 13:18 1

15. lyndon420 (Posts: 4840; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


He was a good salesman...I'll give him that. But once you look past his products you see he was a very dark and troubled man.

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 14:16 1

18. seven7dust (unregistered)


Steve was a Different CEO, he wanted to create a world where tech is different , something that is easily acesable to everyone and not just based on spec sheets and old thinking, sure the geeks get excited but the relentless spec sheet upgrades and numbers , but user expereince is just as importtn something few CEOs in the tech world understand.

"Think different" wasnt just a marketing campaign but a reality, which is what lead to so many revolutionary products , Like the iPod , iTunes store, iPhone, iPad,App store no other CEO would have dared to release a tablet without a dektop or a smartphone without core bluetooth fuctions and third party Apps, But focus more on the users to create a great expereince.

only Steve and Apple could do it

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 14:30 1

20. AppleCultist (banned) (Posts: 335; Member since: 18 Feb 2015)


Is that why UX has gone down the s**tter with iOS 8? Because that crap makes my iPad lag more than my Android devices.

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 14:44

21. seven7dust (unregistered)


obviously Steve isnt there now , can't blame Steve for Tim cooks mistakes. Apple is just lacking the same quality control without Steve , something they should fix desperately.

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 19:03

27. nodes (Posts: 756; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


can't agree more.
Cook just lacks relentless perfectionist from Jobs and Ive.

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 04:31

35. AlikMalix (Posts: 7103; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


Running iOS 8 on my iPad 3 nearly a 3 year old device.. It is smooth and quite pleasant to use...

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 16:18

23. cheeto0 (Posts: 2; Member since: 18 Oct 2014)


RMS said it best: "Steve Jobs, the pioneer of the computer as a jail made cool, designed to sever fools from their freedom....Unfortunately, that influence continues despite his absence. We can only hope his successors, as they attempt to carry on his legacy, will be less effective."

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 16:25

24. AppleCultist (banned) (Posts: 335; Member since: 18 Feb 2015)


Well, that can explain why most Apple fans are Liberals. They hate freedom and want someone else to tell them what to do.

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 19:07

28. nodes (Posts: 756; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


not everyone has free time to tinker their phone.

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