Deceased Apple co-founder and long-time CEO Steve Jobs was laid to rest in a small private ceremony among family and friends last Friday, two days after he died of cancer at the age of 56. But Apple employees will get to celebrate the life of Steve Jobs as well, according to a report.
Apple CEO Tim Cook, who replaced Jobs, reportedly sent an email out to company employees telling them about a private company celebrate of Jobs' life and contributions to Apple on Oct. 19.
The company event, not open to the public, will be held at 10 a.m. on Oct. 19 in the outdoor theater on Apple's campus in Cupertino, Ca., according to MacGeneration, which claimed to have obtained a copy of Cook's email.
Cook had told company employees upon notifying them of Jobs' death last Wednesday that they would have a time to remember and celebrate Steve Jobs at a future date.
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 email from Cook reportedly reads.
Cook said he has been touched' by the telling of so many stories about Jobs in the days since his death.
And while the public will not be allowed at the reported Apple celebration of Jobs' life, Apple has said that customers who want to send their own condolences, stories, appreciations, or reflections about Jobs and his contributions can send them to a special email address: email@example.com.
Upon Jobs' death, Apple posted the following statement at apple.com/stevejobs: Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.