Steve Jobs' 60th birthday remembered by Tim Cook

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



1. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

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

2. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

This is clearly a cult.

3. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 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?

4. Iodine

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

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

6. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 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.

9. AppleCultist

Posts: 335; Member since: Feb 18, 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.

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Nice way to disrespect someone. How proud are you?

7. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

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

31. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 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.

33. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 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.

8. AppleCultist

Posts: 335; Member since: Feb 18, 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.

10. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Welcome to the global economy.

11. AppleCultist

Posts: 335; Member since: Feb 18, 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.

17. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 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.

19. AppleCultist

Posts: 335; Member since: Feb 18, 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.

12. TimCook

Posts: 450; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

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

13. AppleCultist

Posts: 335; Member since: Feb 18, 2015

Steve Jobs was a good used car salesman. That was his only talent. Oh, and being a delusional prick.

16. Scott93274

Posts: 6042; Member since: Aug 06, 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.

36. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

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

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 31764; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

RIP Steve, the tech world misses you.

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

20. AppleCultist

Posts: 335; Member since: Feb 18, 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.

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.

27. nodes

Posts: 1164; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

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

35. AlikMalix unregistered

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

23. cheeto0

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 18, 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."

24. AppleCultist

Posts: 335; Member since: Feb 18, 2015

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

28. nodes

Posts: 1164; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

not everyone has free time to tinker their phone.

34. AppleCultist

Posts: 335; Member since: Feb 18, 2015

So you can't take even a few minutes customizing your homescreen to your liking? I like having a weather widget on my home screen page. Don't really care about rooting?

25. jacko1977

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

who cares he was a liar and a thief

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