updated 09:49 am EDT, Fri October 5, 2012
Company still sitting in shadow of iconic leader
On the first anniversary of his death, apple.com is hosting a short video tribute in memory of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. The clip features black-and-white photos of Jobs, along with snippets of audio from various presentations he made. After the video is finished can people access links to the regular Apple website, but are also presented with a short message from current CEO Tim Cook.
"Steve's passing one year ago today was a sad and difficult time for all of us. I hope that today everyone will reflect on his extraordinary life and the many ways he made the world a better place," it begins.
"One of the greatest gifts Steve gave to the world is Apple. No company has ever inspired such creativity or set such high standards for itself. Our values originated from Steve and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple. We share the great privilege and responsibility of carrying his legacy into the future.
"I'm incredibly proud of the work we are doing, delivering products that our customers love and dreaming up new ones that will delight them down the road. It's a wonderful tribute to Steve's memory and everything he stood for."
Although its profits are steadily growing, Apple continues to live in the shadow of Jobs. For many years Jobs was not only the public face of the company but credited with many of its product ideas, some of which are still in development. He was also infamous for micromanaging many details, an attitude that may have nevertheless contributed to his company's success.