Apple will hold a memorial service on Oct.19 at their headquarters in remembrance of the late genius, Steve Jobs, the comapany's co-founder and visionary.
Apple's CEO, Tim Cook, sent out a memo to his employees inviting them to join him in an event to celebrate Job's life at Apple's outdoor amphitheater in Cupertino, California, according to Reuters.
Like many of you, I have experienced the saddest days of my lifetime and shed many tears during the past week, Cook said. And I've found comfort in both telling and listening to stories about Steve.
Jobs died last Wednesday after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. His death certificate, released by The Santa Clara County Public Health Department in San Jose, stated that Jobs died at his home after suffering from a respiratory arrest caused by a pancreatic tumor at about 3 p.m. on Oct. 5. No autopsy was performed.
Jobs has battled cancer since 2004 and underwent a liver transplant in 2009, which also marked the public announcement of his health problems leading up to a short leave of absence. Despite his battle, Jobs continued to be the face of the company, until seven weeks ago when he passed on his title as CEO to Tim Cook.
I have always said that if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple's C.E.O., I would be the first to let you know, Jobs said in a letter released by the company. Unfortunately, that day has come.
Jobs, who left with a net worth of $8.3 billion, has an entire personal computer industry that has shaped the face of digital technology throughout the years. Not only did he mastermind the Mac computer for easier computer use, with it he left behind the iPod, iPad and iPhone that have become features of peoples daily lives.