Tim Cook Commemorates Steve Jobs’ 62nd Birthday

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Apple CEO Tim Cook commemorated the memory of Jobs on Friday: “Remembering Steve, whose words and ideals will always inspire us. ‘There is no reason not to follow your heart,’” Cook wrote on Twitter, quoting a line from a commencement speech Jobs gave at Stanford University in 2005.

Steve Jobs was born on Feb. 24, 1955. He passed away on October 5, 2011 after a long battle with cancer. He would have been 62 today.

Most of us know the story of the late Apple founder because of his vision and innovation, and his sheer dedication to perfection in design. After founding Apple with Steve Wozniak in 1976, he left the company in 1985. Nearly 12 years later, he returned to Cupertino, which was on the verge of bankruptcy. In the years that followed, he reversed Apple’s course and turned it into the world’s most valuable company by 2011 — just two months before his death. During his years as CEO, he was largely responsible for introducing some of Apple’s most iconic products: the Macintosh in 1984, the iPod in 2001, and the iPhone in 2007.

And Jobs’ legacy still lives on at Apple. Apple’s second campus, the newly dubbed Apple Park, was originally conceived by Jobs — and the 1,000-seat theater building will bear his name. Construction of the campus should be completed by this summer.

“Steve’s vision for Apple stretched far beyond his time with us. He intended Apple Park to be the home of innovation for generations to come,” Cook said of Jobs’ involvement with the project. “The workspaces and parklands are designed to inspire our team as well as benefit the environment.”

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