Apple CEO Tim Cook Remembers Steve Jobs on the 5th Anniversary of his Death

Posted in Apple, Apple News on 05/10/2016 by Chris Hauk


As has become traditional, Apple CEO Tim Cook has posted a tribute to his late friend and Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs. Today marks the fifth anniversary of the death of Jobs, who succumbed to pancreatic cancer on October 5, 2011. He was 56.

In a 2015 commencement address at George Washington University,  Cook said Steve Jobs made him question everything he thought was true. Jobs convinced him that “doing good and doing well” were not mutually exclusive.

“I always figured that work was work,” Cook said. “There were things I wanted to change about the world, but I figured that was what I had to do on my own time. Steve didn’t see it that way. He convinced me that if we made great products, we too could change the world.”

Today, to mark the fifth anniversary of Steve’s passing, MacTrast will share various stories we’ve published about Jobs over the years. We hope you’ll enjoy them. Stay tuned to our Twitter feed for the links.


Chris Hauk

MacTrast Senior Editor, and self-described "magnificent bastard," Chris Hauk owns Phoenix Rising Services and writes for everyone's favorite "bad movie" website, Big Bad Drive-In.

His first Apple product was an iPod Classic 9 years ago, and he has since added a MacBook Pro, a number of iPads, iPhones, and multiple Apple TVs to his collection.

He lives somewhere in the deep Southern part of America. Yes, he has to pump in both sunshine and the Internet.