Apple reflects on a year without Steve Jobs

Apple reflects on a year without Steve Jobs

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Apple CEO Steve Jobs displays the iPod mini at the Macworld Conference and Expo in San Francisco Jan. 6, 2004.

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by KING 5 News

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Posted on October 6, 2012 at 4:15 PM

Steve Jobs passed away one year ago, on October 5, 2011.

Friday, October 5, 2012, the Apple homepage featured a video about Jobs, his life, his contributions to the company and his effect on the technology industry.

In Seattle, the University Village Apple store was overrun by a flash-mob of Steve Jobs-look-alikes in black turtlenecks.

“There’s an old Wayne Gretzky quote that I love,” Jobs told the crowd in 2007 at the MacWorld conference. “‘I skate to where the puck is going to be not where it’s been.’ And we always try to do that at Apple.”

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A letter from current CEO Tim Cook, shown after the video, also pays tribute to Jobs.

“Our values originated from Steve and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple,” Cook wrote in the message. “We share the great privilege and responsibility of carrying his legacy into the future.”

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In the year since his death, Apple had its most profitable year yet, but has also faced constant comparisons to Jobs.

A year ago, company shares were trading for around $378. Friday, they traded as high as $670 a share.

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