A few days after Steve Jobs passed away, Tim Cook sent out a letter to Apple employees regarding a celebration on October 19th, which would be held in the Infinite Loop campus in Cupertino. The event was to honor Apple’s former CEO Steve Jobs and the value he brought to the company. This event was specifically for employees only, but surprisingly yesterday the company published the event on its website.
The 80 minute video is entitled “Celebrating Steve”, and is available on Apple’s website which shows the event held on the company’s campus last week, on Oct. 19. Thousands of Apple employees watched the event in person and around the world, as Apple also closed its retail stores to allow employees to watch a live feed. The picture below shows the amount of bonding among the employees. Beautiful, just beautiful.
The event began with an introduction from current Apple CEO Tim Cook. The event celebrated the life of Jobs and the many accomplishments he made before he passed away earlier this month at the age of 56.
I’d highly recommend watching the entire event once if not more. For the first time since Steve’s death, I did shed a few tears because of the atmosphere and Jonathan Ive’s voice as he told stories of the man most of us never met in real life. His story will move you. This event gave me even more reason to believe that there’s no other company that has an aura like Apple’s. Period.
The full video is available to stream on Apple’s site. It requires Safari 4 or 5 on Mac OS X Snow Leopard or Lion, Safari on iOS 3 or later, or QuickTime 7 on Windows.