Apple to hold private ceremony in celebration of Steve Jobs on October 19

Tue, Oct 11, 2011


On October 19 at 10 a.m, Apple will hold a special ceremony to honor the life and times of co-founder Steve Jobs who passed away last Wednesday. The function will be a private Apple event and was first brought to light by MacGeneration who obtained an internal email sent out by CEO Tim Cook.


Like many of you, I have experienced the saddest days of my lifetime and shed many tears during the past week. But I’ve found some comfort in the extraordinary number of tributes and condolences from people all over the world who were touched by Steve and his genius. And I’ve found comfort in both telling and listening to stories about Steve.

Although many of our hearts are still heavy, we are planning a celebration of his life for Apple employees to take time to remember the incredible things Steve achieved in his life and the many ways he made our world a better place. The celebration will be held on Wednesday, October 19, at 10am in the outdoor amphitheater on the Infinite Loop campus. We’ll have more details on AppleWeb closer to the date, including arrangements for employees outside of Cupertino.

I look forward to seeing you there.


Jobs, who not only co-founded Apple but helped bring the company back to prominence in the late 90’s, was buried last Friday in a small private funeral. As the email above makes clear, Tim Cook was especially close to Steve Jobs. Cook has previously said that joining Apple was the best decision he’s ever made and that 5 minutes into his first interview with Jobs he had already made up his mind – he was going to work for Apple and help change the world.



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