Tim Cook recently sent an internal email to Apple employees informing them about the plans of celebration of Steve Jobs’ life on October 19th at 10 a.m. pacific time in the outdoor amphitheater of Apple’s One Infinite Loop campus, which is Apple’s HQ in Cupertino, California.
Earlier this week, on October 5th at about 3 p.m., Steve Jobs, Apple’s Co-founder passed away at his home due to respiratory arrest and pancreatic tumor. Steve resigned as Apple’s CEO earlier last month. In his resignation letter, he stated that “I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO”. He also stated that “I would like to serve, if the Board sees fit, as Chairman of the Board”. Then soon after his resignation, Apple’s Board of Directors appointed former COO, Tim Cook as the new CEO of Apple.
Steve Jobs’ funeral was held on October 7th, which was completely private and non of the official public memorial was announced. So Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, sent out an email to all the employees that they have planned to celebrate the life of Steve Jobs on Wednesday, October 19.
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 10 a.m. 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.
Yet there is no statement on whether the media will be invited to cover this celebration or not. All we can say right now is just stay tuned!